×

New Line serves laffer

Tennis pic based on 'Shore' scribe's experience

New Line Cinema has acquired “Baby Got Backhand” from tyro scribe Colleen McGuinness.

The comedy is based on McGuinness’ experience as a Long Island high school tennis player who won a gold medal in the Empire State Games.

McGuinness is a former assistant to New Line exec VP of production Richard Brener. She was previously a staff writer on Alicia Silverstone’s “Miss Match” for NBC and is a writer on Fox’s Hawaii-set drama “North Shore.”

More Film

  • 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Box Office: Sequel

    'Fantastic Beasts 2' to Cast a Spell With $63 Million Launch

    New Line Cinema has acquired “Baby Got Backhand” from tyro scribe Colleen McGuinness. The comedy is based on McGuinness’ experience as a Long Island high school tennis player who won a gold medal in the Empire State Games. McGuinness is a former assistant to New Line exec VP of production Richard Brener. She was previously […]

  • Bellingcat

    IDFA Film Review: 'Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World'

    New Line Cinema has acquired “Baby Got Backhand” from tyro scribe Colleen McGuinness. The comedy is based on McGuinness’ experience as a Long Island high school tennis player who won a gold medal in the Empire State Games. McGuinness is a former assistant to New Line exec VP of production Richard Brener. She was previously […]

  • Speed Kills

    Film Review: 'Speed Kills'

    New Line Cinema has acquired “Baby Got Backhand” from tyro scribe Colleen McGuinness. The comedy is based on McGuinness’ experience as a Long Island high school tennis player who won a gold medal in the Empire State Games. McGuinness is a former assistant to New Line exec VP of production Richard Brener. She was previously […]

  • Oscars Oscar Academy Awards Placeholder

    Academy Cancels Red Carpet Interviews at Governors Awards Due to Wildfires

    New Line Cinema has acquired “Baby Got Backhand” from tyro scribe Colleen McGuinness. The comedy is based on McGuinness’ experience as a Long Island high school tennis player who won a gold medal in the Empire State Games. McGuinness is a former assistant to New Line exec VP of production Richard Brener. She was previously […]

  • Diego Luna Inclusion

    6 Takeaways From Variety’s 2018 Inclusion Summit

    New Line Cinema has acquired “Baby Got Backhand” from tyro scribe Colleen McGuinness. The comedy is based on McGuinness’ experience as a Long Island high school tennis player who won a gold medal in the Empire State Games. McGuinness is a former assistant to New Line exec VP of production Richard Brener. She was previously […]

  • MLB Doping Scandal Documentary 'Screwball' Set

    Film News Roundup: MLB Doping Scandal Documentary 'Screwball' Set for Spring Release

    New Line Cinema has acquired “Baby Got Backhand” from tyro scribe Colleen McGuinness. The comedy is based on McGuinness’ experience as a Long Island high school tennis player who won a gold medal in the Empire State Games. McGuinness is a former assistant to New Line exec VP of production Richard Brener. She was previously […]

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Heading to $75 Million Opening

    New Line Cinema has acquired “Baby Got Backhand” from tyro scribe Colleen McGuinness. The comedy is based on McGuinness’ experience as a Long Island high school tennis player who won a gold medal in the Empire State Games. McGuinness is a former assistant to New Line exec VP of production Richard Brener. She was previously […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content