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Jonah Hill Launches Production Shingle, Announces 1st Client

Comic actor’s new JHF signs first-look development deal with Fox Broadcasting

Comic actor Jonah Hill has simultaneously announced his new production shingle, JHF, as well as his first client, Fox Broadcasting.

Under the terms of the agreement, Fox has purchased an untitled single-camera comedy script that Hill wrote on spec and may direct. The network will also have first rights to future JHF projects in television.

"Jonah is one of the most prolific young talents in comedy today, and possesses a fearless, wickedly smart sensibility that's perfect for Fox," said Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly, in a statement. "He's an undeniably terrific comedic actor who also shows tremendous creativity behind the camera, and we're thrilled to bring his unique voice to our network."

Earlier this season, Fox gave a seven-episode commitment to Hill's new animated series, "Allen Gregory."

Hill co-created and will voice the lead character in the series, which follows an extremely accomplished 7-year-old.

"Allen Gregory," which was co-created by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment and JHF. The series is tentatively scheduled to premiere on Fox during the 2011-2012 broadcast season.

"Now I can finally make that show I've always wanted to make about high school kids singing and dancing in some sort of a 'singing-club' type program at their school, Hill said in a statement.