You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sony’s high on ‘Hogs’ writer

Copeland sets up shop at studio

Brad Copeland, the scribe behind Disney’s surprise spring hit “Wild Hogs,” is setting up shop at Sony.

Studio’s TV arm has inked a premium two-script deal with Copeland, whose smallscreen credits include “My Name Is Earl” and “Arrested Development.” As part of the pact, Copeland will develop one of his projects with Adam Sandler’s Sony-based Happy Madison shingle.

Scribe is still finalizing concepts for projects and will likely begin pitching to networks within the next few months. He’s also working on the script for the Touchstone/Buena Vista-produced “Wild Hogs 2.”

Copeland’s most recent studio affiliation had been at 20th Century Fox TV, where he had an overall deal from 2004 until last year. During that time, he rose from supervising producer to co-exec producer on “My Name Is Earl.”

He also wrote the 2006 pilot “Southern Comfort,” which was produced by 20th for ABC but did not make it to series. From 2003-05, Copeland was a producer on “Arrested Development,” where he worked with creator Mitch Hurwitz.

Hurwitz is also on the Sony lot, working under a lucrative overall deal he shares with “Two and a Half Men” exec producer Eric Tannenbaum.

Copeland’s first major TV gig was on the Carsey-Werner-produced skein “Grounded for Life,” where he worked from 2000-03.

Copeland is repped by UTA.

More TV

  • 'The Apprentice' Host Alan Sugar Apologizes

    'The Apprentice' Host Alan Sugar Apologizes After Backlash to 'Racist' Tweet

    Brad Copeland, the scribe behind Disney’s surprise spring hit “Wild Hogs,” is setting up shop at Sony. Studio’s TV arm has inked a premium two-script deal with Copeland, whose smallscreen credits include “My Name Is Earl” and “Arrested Development.” As part of the pact, Copeland will develop one of his projects with Adam Sandler’s Sony-based […]

  • Merger Angst Warner Media

    WarnerMedia Staffers Brace for Cuts, Cultural Shifts Amid Mega-Merger

    Brad Copeland, the scribe behind Disney’s surprise spring hit “Wild Hogs,” is setting up shop at Sony. Studio’s TV arm has inked a premium two-script deal with Copeland, whose smallscreen credits include “My Name Is Earl” and “Arrested Development.” As part of the pact, Copeland will develop one of his projects with Adam Sandler’s Sony-based […]

  • Bob Iger arrives at the Oscars,

    Bob Iger: Disney Has 'Much Better' Chance of Closing Fox Deal Than Comcast

    Brad Copeland, the scribe behind Disney’s surprise spring hit “Wild Hogs,” is setting up shop at Sony. Studio’s TV arm has inked a premium two-script deal with Copeland, whose smallscreen credits include “My Name Is Earl” and “Arrested Development.” As part of the pact, Copeland will develop one of his projects with Adam Sandler’s Sony-based […]

  • YouTube Boss on Making Emmy-Winning Content

    YouTube Boss on Steamer's Future: 'I Want To Win Some Emmys'

    Brad Copeland, the scribe behind Disney’s surprise spring hit “Wild Hogs,” is setting up shop at Sony. Studio’s TV arm has inked a premium two-script deal with Copeland, whose smallscreen credits include “My Name Is Earl” and “Arrested Development.” As part of the pact, Copeland will develop one of his projects with Adam Sandler’s Sony-based […]

  • Conecta Fiction 2's Development Prizes Go

    Conecta Fiction's Development Prizes Go To 'Día Cero,' 'Malaka,' 'Streisand Effect'

    Brad Copeland, the scribe behind Disney’s surprise spring hit “Wild Hogs,” is setting up shop at Sony. Studio’s TV arm has inked a premium two-script deal with Copeland, whose smallscreen credits include “My Name Is Earl” and “Arrested Development.” As part of the pact, Copeland will develop one of his projects with Adam Sandler’s Sony-based […]

  • Mediapro's Imagina Sells 'Lifeline' To Mexico's

    Mediapro's Imagina Sells 'Lifeline' To Mexico's Azteca TV (EXCLUSIVE)

    Brad Copeland, the scribe behind Disney’s surprise spring hit “Wild Hogs,” is setting up shop at Sony. Studio’s TV arm has inked a premium two-script deal with Copeland, whose smallscreen credits include “My Name Is Earl” and “Arrested Development.” As part of the pact, Copeland will develop one of his projects with Adam Sandler’s Sony-based […]

  • Endemol Shine Brings in Banks to

    Endemol Shine Brings in Banks to Evaluate Possible Sale

    Brad Copeland, the scribe behind Disney’s surprise spring hit “Wild Hogs,” is setting up shop at Sony. Studio’s TV arm has inked a premium two-script deal with Copeland, whose smallscreen credits include “My Name Is Earl” and “Arrested Development.” As part of the pact, Copeland will develop one of his projects with Adam Sandler’s Sony-based […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content