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3 items from 2009


Charles Shyer loves his 'Bff'

3 December 2009 6:22 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Charles Shyer has signed on to direct the comedy "Bff" for Wind Dancer Films.The female comedy follows childhood best friends who reunite in Manhattan and discover that their lives have taken different turns. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hallie Shyer and Ellen Greenberg are rewriting an original script by Vanessa Parise and Robin Dunne.Matt Williams and Judd Payne of Wind Dancer Films will produce, along with Chris Cowles and Chris Fenton of H2F Entertainment and Shyer. Wind Dancer's Dete Meserve will executive produce.Shooting is scheduled to begin in the spring. »

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Charles Shyer to Direct Chick Buddy Flick 'Bff'

3 December 2009 5:02 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Baby Boom and Alfie (2004) director Charles Shyer has signed on to direct a chick flick. Shyer will be behind the lens for the tale of two best friends (Bff, for the acronym-challenged, means best friends forever in girlspeak) who have reunited as adults, only to find one is a country mouse and one is a well-heeled city gal. The script was originally written by Vanessa Parise and Robin Dunne and is now being rewritten by Ellen Greenberg and Hallie Shyer, who is currently co-writing the screenplay for Eloise in Paris along with Charles Shyer, who will also direct. It's hard not to wonder why Greenberg and Shyer are rewriting an original script -- too many cooks in the kitchen, etc. -- but let's give them the benefit of the doubt.

As we all know, reuniting with old friends usually brings a host of problems with it -- especially old rivalries. »

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Charles Shyer to helm 'BFF' pic

2 December 2009 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Charles Shyer will direct the comedy "BFF" for Wind Dancer Films.

The female buddy comedy follows childhood best friends who reunite years later in Manhattan and discover that one has become successful while the other remains stalled in their small hometown. Hallie Shyer and Ellen Greenberg are rewriting an original script by Vanessa Parise and Robin Dunne.

Matt Williams and Judd Payne of Wind Dancer will produce, along with Chris Cowles and Chris Fenton of H2F Entertainment and Shyer. Wind Dancer's Dete Meserve will exec produce.

Wind Dancer picked up the spec script a year ago and will fully finance the $20 million project. Shooting is set for the spring.

Wme-repped Shyer most recently directed the "Alfie" remake in 2004. He has also co-written and directed "Baby Boom," "Father of the Bride" and "I Love Trouble."

Wind Dancer is developing the comedy "Divorced Guys" and crime drama "American Lightning."

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- By Jay A. Fernandez

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