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Jash, NowThis team on unscripted variety show for truTV

Group Nine’s comedy-focused studio Jash and mobile news publisher NowThis have teamed up to produce an unscripted pilot, The Untitled Maz Jobrani Project (working title), for Turner-owned truTV. The half-hour variety ...
February 12, 2019

Group Nine’s comedy-focused studio Jash and mobile news publisher NowThis have teamed up to produce an unscripted pilot, The Untitled Maz Jobrani Project (working title), for Turner-owned truTV.

The half-hour variety program stars comedian Maz Jobrani (pictured) who uses stand up, scripted sketches, interviews and hidden camera to capture the lengths that people will go to “fit in.”

The concept stems from Jobrani’s personal experience as someone born in Iran but grew up in the U.S. Additionally, the series will explore the multiple ways people can feel stuck between two worlds.

The series is co-created by Jobrani and Jon Beckerman. The pilot is being produced by Jobrani. Beckerman, Daniel Kellison, Max Broude, Miriam Mintz and Ray Moheet serve as executive producers.

Group Nine acquired the award-winning production studio Jash in 2017.

 Photo by Paul Mobley

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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