Announcing Matrix Presenter Paul Feig, presenting to Gretchen Carlson.
Paul Feig is a multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker, writer, producer, and author. Feig’s most recent film was a reboot of Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Feig directed from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold. He next will produce the upcoming film Snatched that stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn and opens Mother’s Day weekend.
In 2015, Paul wrote, directed and produced the comedy Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. This third collaboration between Feig and McCarthy earned over $230 million worldwide and was nominated for two Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy. Feig’s other recent films include the buddy cop comedy The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, which grossed over $220 million globally and the hit comedy Bridesmaids starring Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Jon Hamm, that grossed over $283 million worldwide. The film also garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay.
Feig founded the production company Feigco Entertainment, which produced Spy, and which has a first-look deal with Fox. Feigco Entertainment specializes in developing edgy and commercial comedies with an emphasis on complex female lead characters. .
Feig’s critically acclaimed original series Other Space premiered in the spring of 2015, and marked Feig’s return to television. The show is a half-hour galactic adventure comedy that chronicles a misfit group of space adventurers who stumble upon an alternate universe. Feig created the series which is now available at ShareOtherSpace.com.
A three-time EMMY nominated writer/director and DGA Award winner, Feig is also known for creating the beloved and critically acclaimed series “Freaks and Geeks” and serving as director and co-executive producer of “The Office.”
Feig was recently selected as the Distinguished Artist for the American Film Institute Conservatory’s Directing Workshop for Women.