Warner Bros. gets ‘Down With Noah’

New direction in studio's development strategy

LAS VEGAS — Warner Bros., shifting its outlook to dive into the urban comedy genre, has picked up Don D. Scott’s rookie spec effort “Down With Noah” for $125,000 against $325,000.

The spec, which some termed a black “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” is about two white-bred black kids who trek to L.A.’s South Central neighborhood to learn how to be black.

Warner Bros., which has struggled with its big-ticket items, is apparently looking to broaden its development scope.

Warner VP of production Basil Iwanyk and creative exec David Brewington brought the project into the studio and will oversee its production.

No producers are attached, but Paul Young, who is Scott’s manager, will receive a producing credit. Scott is a first-time scribe who spent two years in the Disney Screenwriting Fellowship from 1995-97.

Scott’s deal was brokered by attorney Amber Hartgens and his agent Peter Turner.

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