Tricon Films & Television to launch new scripted comedy series
Real Rob! at MIPTV 2015
from producer, co-writer, director and star Rob Schneider
Toronto, Canada – March 16, 2015 – Tricon Films & Television is launching international sales of the new Rob Schneider scripted comedy series, Real Rob! (8X30’). The series is self-financed, independently produced, directed and stars the Emmy-nominated actor/comedian with his real life wife, Mexican television producer Patricia Azarcoya, who also co-wrote the series with Schneider. Schneider is the first actor to have written, produced, starred, directed and self-financed an entire season of a television show. The second season of Real Rob! will begin production in summer 2015. This is the first series from From Out of Florida productions.
The scripted series is an exaggerated yet brutally honest depiction of Schneider’s real life. Rob lives in two worlds, one where he’s the most important person on set, and the other, where he’s the third most important person in a three-person household, after his two-year-old daughter, Miranda, and his younger Mexican wife, Patricia. Patricia doesn’t quite grasp Rob’s level of fame, because when he was getting his first movie role, she was getting her first tricycle. Rob lives a life where his stalker is more reliable than his assistant, while his assistant is creepier than his stalker. Real Rob! is a ‘close to the bone’ portrayal of the internationally famous comedian, from the ups and downs of celebrity life, to the closer to home issues Rob faces daily with his wife and daughter. Season 1 guest stars include George Lopez, David Spade, and Norm Macdonald.
“Rob Schneider’s tremendous talent as a writer, director, actor and comedian come together perfectly in this hilarious series which will resonate with viewers both domestically and internationally,” said Jon Rutherford, EVP Distribution & Business Development, Tricon Films & Television. “Rob is a true international star and Real Rob! will more than meet the expectations of his millions of fans worldwide.”
"I couldn't be more excited to work with a great distributor like Tricon. We can't wait to get our show out to audiences all over the world," said Rob Schneider.
Schneider is known around the world for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting. Real Rob! comes two years after “Rob,” the CBS sitcom that Schneider also wrote, produced, and starred in. CBS’s “Rob” premiered to an audience of 13.5 million viewers and averaged 11 million viewers over the run of its 8 episodes. When CBS chose not to pick up the show, Schneider said, “Eleven million viewers is not enough for them, it’s enough for me. I’ll do it myself.”
Schneider is currently filming The Ridiculous Six with Adam Sandler, marking the eighteenth collaboration between Sandler and Schneider. Their longtime friendship has spanned some twenty-five years and produced comedic hits such as Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, 50 First Dates, Big Daddy and The Waterboy. Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, produced several films written by and starring Schneider, including Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which was the second highest grossing DVD in the US in 2000, The Hot Chick and The Animal. Schneider has appeared in 50 films which have grossed over $2.6 billion in North America alone.
In 2009, after a nearly twenty-year hiatus, Schneider made his return to stand-up comedy. He has released two albums since then, Registered Offender and Soy Sauce and the Holocaust, and has received rave reviews for his international comedy tours.
Schneider made his major network television debut in 1987 performing stand-up on “The David Letterman Show.” In 1989 Lorne Michaels saw Schneider’s appearance on HBO’s “13th Annual Young Comedians Special” and hired him as a writer on “Saturday Night Live.” Schneider quickly became a regular. During his four seasons at “SNL,” Schneider created characters that people around the country imitated and adored, including the “copy machine guy,” the “orgasm guy,” and the “put your weed in there guy.” As part of the “SNL” writing staff, Schneider was nominated for three Emmys and won a Peabody Award.
Tricon Films & Television is one of North America’s leading producers and distributors. With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Tricon has quickly emerged as a prominent supplier of award winning factual and scripted programming that continues to be successful with audiences around the world. Tricon's distribution arm features a broad catalogue of high quality, multi-platform content including primetime scripted drama and comedy, kids, lifestyle, factual and documentary series and specials. www.triconfilms.com
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by Meredith B. Kile 6:15 PM PDT, March 17, 2015
Rob Schneider’s got a new show!
The SNL alum produced, directed and stars in comedy series Real Rob! with his real-life wife, Mexican television producer Patricia Azarcoya. The show is an "exaggerated, yet brutally honest" autobiographical look at the comedian’s life and career.
"Rob lives in two worlds, one where he’s the most important person on set, and the other, where he’s the third most important person in a three-person household, after his two-year-old daughter, Miranda, and his younger Mexican wife, Patricia," reads a release from Tricorn Films & Television, who has begun shopping the show internationally. "Patricia doesn’t quite grasp Rob’s level of fame, because when he was getting his first movie role, she was getting her first tricycle."
The comedian enlisted fellow SNL stars David Spade and Norm Macdonald, as well as George Lopez, to guest star in the show’s first season. He self-financed the new series after CBS decided not to pick up his 2012 sitcom Rob for a second season.
"Eleven million viewers is not enough for them, it’s enough for me," Schneider said in a statement. "I’ll do it myself."
The second season of Real Rob! starts production this summer.
Tricon Films & Television will kick off international sales of Rob Schneider’s scripted comedy series Real Rob! at the upcoming Mip-TV market in Cannes. The eight-episode independently produced series is co-written by Schneider with his wife, Mexican writer-producer Patricia Azarcoya Schneider, and his friend, comedian Jamie Lissow. Challenging the traditional TV biz model, Schneider said last year that he hopes the endeavor “shakes up Hollywood.” Per Tricon, he’s the first actor to have written, produced, starred in, directed and self-financed an entire season of a television show. Real Rob! is an exaggerated yet brutally honest depiction of Schneider’s real life. A single-camera, documentary-style half-hour, it centers on Schneider as a version of himself, along with his wife and his incompetent assistant whom he cannot fire because he is his friend, and personal stalker. The narrative is punctuated by Schneider doing stand-up bits in the vein of FX’s Louie and the early years of Seinfeld. Season 1 guest stars include George Lopez and ex-Saturday Night Live castmembers David Spade and Norm Macdonald. The second season of Real Rob! will begin production in the summer. Schneider is currently filming The Ridiculous Six with Adam Sandler, marking their 18th collaboration.
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