PD in Daily Variety

A little love being thrown Pauly D’s way in today’s Daily Variety. Check it out…

Ascendant rises to ‘Grounded’
Spec script lands scribe


Ascendant Pictures has picked up the spec “Grounded” from tyro scribe Paul Davidson.

“Grounded” is the story of an intergalactic dictator who goes undercover as a high school science teacher after crash-landing in Nebraska. Chris Emerson will produce the project with Ascendant principals Chris Roberts, Christopher Eberts and Kia Jam.

Davidson also wrote the book “Consumer Joe: Harassing Corporate America, One Letter at a Time,” which Random House/Broadway published last September.

Ascendant has a financing relationship with VIP Medienfonds Film and Entertainment. Together, they have invested in pics such as “The Jacket” with Adrien Brody, “Edison” starring Kevin Spacey, “The Big White” with Robin Williams and “Lord of War” with Ethan Hawke.

In other news, there isn’t any. Isn’t that enough for one day?

15 comments on “PD in Daily Variety

  1. steve - August 31, 2004 at 7:57 am -

    That’s fabulous news!

  2. Hilary - August 31, 2004 at 8:05 am -

    Congratulations Pauly! Very cool!

  3. Will - August 31, 2004 at 11:31 am -

    Hip hip hooray!
    Hip hip hooray!
    Hip hip hooray!

  4. monkeyinabox - August 31, 2004 at 11:40 am -

    I’m not trying to rain on your parade, but that sounds a lot like 3rd Rock from the Sun. From High Commander to Professor Dick Solomon. Hmmmmm.

  5. Jerry - August 31, 2004 at 12:07 pm -

    Congratulations! What good news! And I love the idea!

  6. Andrea - August 31, 2004 at 1:12 pm -

    Sounds fabulous, Pauly D. Congratulations on your achievement. So, what happens next?

  7. chase - August 31, 2004 at 2:30 pm -

    Wow. Who’s the big man at the casino?? Pauly D. That’s who.

  8. Erin - August 31, 2004 at 10:31 pm -

    Eeee! Congratulations!

  9. em - September 1, 2004 at 9:10 am -

    that’s very cool, but what’s a “tyro scribe”?

  10. steve - September 1, 2004 at 9:54 am -

    a newbie 😉

  11. em - September 1, 2004 at 10:50 am -

    oh, i thought maybe it meant a meat-ripping predator-writer, as in tyranosaurus rex scribe.

  12. Danielle LaFleur - September 3, 2004 at 1:13 pm -

    Paul D’ man! Congrats 🙂

  13. Chris Emerson - September 3, 2004 at 7:08 pm -

    Having read GROUNDED a bajillion times and chuckled my plump little heiny off at every reading, I can safely say it does not resemble 3rd Rock From the Sun in the slightest. If anything, Pauly has hijacked that Dolph Lungren starrer, “I Come in Peace” and added in a little “Doc Hollywood”.

    Then again, I am completely biased and totally unreliable when it comes to my objectivity and Pauly’s writing.

  14. Pauly D - September 6, 2004 at 6:28 pm -

    Thanks guys! I appreciate the enthusiasm!

  15. Esther - January 3, 2005 at 9:22 am -

    Sounds great. Let me know if you’re involved in casting. I’m totally wacky/sarcastic best friend material.

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