Adam McKay
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United States
2019

Hyperobject Industries

Adam
McKay

Film Director

The history of entertainment is littered with bad movies made by funny people who want to be taken seriously. But McKay has avoided that pitfall, having won an Oscar for “The Big Short,” a comedy-drama about the 2007-08 financial crisis, followed up by last year’s “Vice,”, an eviscerating dramatization of Dick Cheney’s VP reign which nabbed him multiple Oscar noms. He kept things comedic and real this year, earning three Emmy noms for comedies (“Drunk History,” Sarah Silverman’s “I Love You, America” and “Live in Front of a Studio Audience”) and two for drama (HBO’s “Succession”). Positive reception to his HBO series has resulted in a five-year overall deal with the premium cabler, the first project of which will be a limited series about Jeffrey Epstein.

Career

  • THE BIG SHORT
  • VICE
  • SUCCESSION

Education

  • Temple University (PA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
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HBO's LA Lakers Series, Nicole Kidman's 'Nine Perfect Strangers' Selected for California Tax Credit

HBO's LA Lakers Series, Nicole Kidman's 'Nine Perfect Strangers' Selected for California Tax Credit

The California Film Commission has chosen four new shows to receive tax credits through the Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0.Those shows are "The Dropout” (Searchlight TV), “Grease” (Paramount), “Nine Perfect Strangers” (Endeavor Content) starring and executive produced by Nicole Kidman, and “Untitled Showtime Lakers Project” (HBO) from executive producer Adam McKay. In addition, two shows that are relocating to California will also receive tax credits. The Universal Television series "Dream" will relocate from New Jersey, while the Horizon...

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