Jack Black goes digital with Yahoo

Electric Dynamite, Shine to produce Web comedy 'Ghost Ghirls'

Jack Black is getting into the digital content biz courtesy of Shine America and Yahoo.

The thesp’s Electric Dynamite shingle is partnering with Elisabeth Murdoch’s production company to produce “Ghost Ghirls,” a 12-episode comedic Web series that will bow on Yahoo next spring.

Black will exec produce and guest star in “Ghost,” a scripted paranormal procedural that stars Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci as a pair of twentysomething gals trying to turn ghost-busting into a legit enterprise. Production has already begun in Los Angeles.

Series was originally in development at Syfy, which ended up passing on the project.

Showing up to make cameos in “Ghost” in addition to be Black will be celebs including Jake Johnson, Molly Shannon and Jason Schwartzman. The series was created by Jeremy Konner, Lund and Blasucci, who are all exec producers along with Black and Priyanka Mattoo.

Yahoo has made scripted comedy a big part of its continuing original programming efforts including “Burning Love,” a series satirizing “The Bachelor” from Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Digital and Paramount’s Insurge Pictures. Yahoo has since ordered a second season.

Shine America is no strange to multiplatform production, with 20 Web series to its credit from MSN to YouTube. The digital division has been under the oversight of Vivi Zigler, president of Shine 360 and Digital at Shine America, since August.

Konner is repped by WME, 3Arts and Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern. Blasucci and Lund are repped by WME and 3Arts. Black’s attorney is Warren Dern, and Black and Electric Dynamite are represented by WME.

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