You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Helmer Ruben Fleischer sets Fox comedy

Laffer penned by John Phillips centers around startup biz

Ruben Fleischer’s pod deal at 20th Century Fox TV has begun to bear fruit as the helmer and John Phillips have set up a project at Fox.

Laffer, tentatively titled “Starting Up,” is based on an idea from Kaplan Perrone and centers around two twentysomething friends who ankle their dull office jobs to launch a company. Kaplan Perrone Entertainment will exec produce.

Fleischer helmed the upcoming “Gangster Squad” as well as “Zombieland” and “30 Minutes or Less.” He’s producing “Two Night Stand.” Phillips is a feature writer who recently sold spec “Dirty Grandpa” to Universal.

Fleischer and Phillips are both repped by UTA. Fleischer is also represented by attorney Warren Dern at Sloane Offer, and Phillips by Schreck Rose Dappello.

More TV

  • 'Seven Seconds' TV show premiere

    Regina King Talks Heaviness of Role in 'Seven Seconds'

    Ruben Fleischer’s pod deal at 20th Century Fox TV has begun to bear fruit as the helmer and John Phillips have set up a project at Fox. Laffer, tentatively titled “Starting Up,” is based on an idea from Kaplan Perrone and centers around two twentysomething friends who ankle their dull office jobs to launch a […]

  • John Oliver Lawsuit Dismissed: 'Last Week

    John Oliver Victorious: Coal CEO's Defamation Suit Dismissed

    Ruben Fleischer’s pod deal at 20th Century Fox TV has begun to bear fruit as the helmer and John Phillips have set up a project at Fox. Laffer, tentatively titled “Starting Up,” is based on an idea from Kaplan Perrone and centers around two twentysomething friends who ankle their dull office jobs to launch a […]

  • UnReal Athena Film Festival

    How Trump Beating Clinton Impacted the Gender Politics of 'UnReal' Season 3

    Ruben Fleischer’s pod deal at 20th Century Fox TV has begun to bear fruit as the helmer and John Phillips have set up a project at Fox. Laffer, tentatively titled “Starting Up,” is based on an idea from Kaplan Perrone and centers around two twentysomething friends who ankle their dull office jobs to launch a […]

  • Nanette Fabray Broadway?s First Lady, Nanette

    Nanette Fabray, TV Star of the '50s and '60s, Dies at 97

    Ruben Fleischer’s pod deal at 20th Century Fox TV has begun to bear fruit as the helmer and John Phillips have set up a project at Fox. Laffer, tentatively titled “Starting Up,” is based on an idea from Kaplan Perrone and centers around two twentysomething friends who ankle their dull office jobs to launch a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content