Evan Goldberg
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Canada

Point Grey Pictures

Evan
Goldberg

Co-Founder / Director / Producer / Writer

Over the past decade, the Canadian director/writer/producer has created (with comedy/business partner Seth Rogen) some of Hollywood’s most successful comedies including “Neighbors,” “Sausage Party” and “Superbad.”

Growing up in Vancouver, the pair developed their trademark outrageous, irreverent, stoner humor early on, and both were Emmy nominated in 2005 as staff writers on “Da Ali G Show.” Their first script, “Superbad,” which the duo began writing at 13, was shepherded by producer Judd Apatow and the 2007 hit – which grossed $170 million on a lean $20 million budget, set the pattern for their later films. Goldberg and Rogen had another $100 million-plus hit with the 2008 stoner action film “Pineapple Express,” co-starring frequent collaborator James Franco and again produced by Apatow. In 2011 the team switched gears and tackled the VFX-packed “The Green Hornet,” and while the action-comedy grossed nearly $230 million, its bloated budget of $120 rendered it a disappointment.

Goldberg and Rogen went back to basics, formed the production company Point Grey Pictures, and subsequently have enjoyed great success with their more conservative business model.

They made their directorial debut with their 2013 sci-fi horror comedy “This Is the End” which grossed $126M on a $32 million budget, and had another smash with the R-rated animated “Sausage Party” ($138 million). He is currently producing “The Masterpiece.”

Career

  • SUPERBAD
  • SAUSAGE PARTY
  • NEIGHBORS

Education

  • McGill University (Canada)

Variety Honors

  • 10 Screenwriters to Watch
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders

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Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg to Produce NBC Comedy Project From 'Sausage Party' Actress

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg to Produce NBC Comedy Project From 'Sausage Party' Actress

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have signed on to executive produce a comedy project in development at NBC from "Sausage Party's" Sugar Lyn Beard.The currently untitled project would follow Dr. Olivia Boudreau, a 35-year-old hard-charging Doogie Howser-style prodigy, who has a complete breakdown in the operating room and loses her medical license. She is forced to move in with her estranged hippy mom and her mom’s two best friends, who team up to help get her back on her feet,...

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