Hollywood Deal Maker: Actress Rashida Jones Signs With Warner Bros. TV To Write and Produce
Rashida Jones is not just an actress. Or Quincy Jones’ daughter. She is also a sought-after Hollywood writer. And Jones, who stars on the TV series Parks and Recreation, just inked a major two-year deal with Warner Bros. TV. She and writing partner Will McCormack will develop, write, and produce their own comedy and drama projects for both cable and network TV, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The duo wrote the indie film Celeste & Jesse Forever, which premiered last year at the Sundance Film Festival and garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay. Jones, whose mother is actress Peggy Lipton, (Mod Squad, Alias, House of Lies) also starred in the film opposite Andy Samberg, with McCormack co-starring. Jones and McCormack co-wrote and developed We Are Puppets for Showtime, writes HuffPo.
Jones and McCormack will be busy. The writing partners are currently writing the Universal/Imagine feature Frenemy of the State, which is based on a comic book series Jones created.