Fox, Paul union will rule ‘State’

Story follows exploits of riches-to-rags family in Miami

HOLLYWOOD — Twentieth Century Fox Television has extended its relationship with producer Daniel Paul to operate a weekly showcase for new comedic talent.

Fox Broadcasting recently ordered a script from 20th Century Fox TV and Power Entertainment based on one of last year’s showcases, a one-man show by Steve Sobel.

“Sunshine State” — written by Sobel (“Spyder Games”), Alan Weider (“Meet My Folks”) and Stephen Engel (“Inside Schwartz”) — follows the exploits of a riches-to-rags family in Miami.

Story, which Sobel co-created with Weider, is based on Sobel’s life as a young boy whose family must move to a tenement hotel after they lose their own hotel empire.

Last year’s showcase also yielded Jon Ross Bowie, who was cast as a series regular on the studio’s midseason NBC laffer “A.U.S.A.”

Paul last year ran the “Area 51” workspace for 20th Century Fox and Power, where he also served as head of development.

The new developmental workspace, “20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater,” launches tonight with a program featuring Latino comics.

Operated out of West Hollywood’s Coronet Theater, the showcase will also run Sept. 30 before moving to Tuesday and Wednesday nights from October through January.

“What’s really exciting this year is we’re expanding our search for new talent beyond the typical stomping grounds of New York and Los Angeles,” said Ann Maney, vice president of casting at 20th Century Fox TV. “We’re talking to talent from New Zealand, Australia, the U.K. We want to make the 20th Century Fox Theater an international home for comedy.”

Prior to Power, Paul worked at Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment. He also worked in comedy development at the Fox net.

Sobel and Weider are repped by Endeavor and Rick Genow, while Engel is repped by CAA.

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