Paul Feig is a multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker, writer, producer, and author whose films have grossed over one billion dollars worldwide. This fall, Feig’s first thriller, A Simple Favor, which stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding, will be released.
His most recent work includes producing The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale on Netflix, as well as producing the new Netflix romantic-comedy feature film Someone Great starring Gina Rodriguez and the Freeform comedy series about women in tech, Unicorns.
In 2016, Feig directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed reboot of Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Feig directed from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold. The film, beloved by audiences worldwide, won the favorite movie award at the 2017 Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards and was nominated for a Hugo Award.
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 along with Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Feig founded the production company Feigco Entertainment, which produced Spy, and which has first-look deals with both 20th Century Fox Motion Pictures and Lionsgate TV . Feigco Entertainment specializes in developing edgy and commercial comedies with an emphasis on complex female lead characters. Feigco Entertainment produced the comedy Snatched, which starred Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, and are in development on a new Amazon comedy series, The Ambassador, with with Salma Hayek and Imagine Television, which Feig will be directing Hayek in.
Feig also recently launched Powderkeg, a digital content company that aims to champion new voices with a commitment to female and LGBTQ creators and filmmakers of color.
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 and won the first ever Artemis Action Rebel Award in 2016. That same year he was also awarded the inaugural Athena Leading Man award at Athena Film Festival in celebration of his extraordinary body of work, support and outspoken stance for women throughout his career, Feig is the first male to ever be honored by the Festival.