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Lionsgate Buys Bill Maher Pic - USA - Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired distribution rights to an untitled documentary about world religion, directed by Larry Charles ("Borat," "Curb Your Enthusiasm") and starring political humorist and author Bill Maher ("Real Time With Bill Maher," "Politically Incorrect"). Jonah Smith and Palmer West of Thousand Words (A Scanner Darkly, Requiem for a Dream) are producing. The announcement was made by Lionsgate President of Theatrical Films Tom Ortenberg.

The documentary follows Maher as he travels around the globe interviewing people about God and religion. Known for his astute analytical skills, irreverent wit and commitment to never pulling a punch, Maher brings
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Celebrities : Larry Charles, Jonah Smith, Bill Maher
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Posted 7/13/2007 12:07:34 AM | Permalink
Lionsgate Gets Bill Maher Documentary
MovieWeb - USA - Bill Maher is planning to strum up some good controversy and debate with his new untitled religious documentary. According to Variety, Lionsgate has bought the rights to the film project.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan director Larry Charles, also a writer for Seinfeld, directed the film. The project follows Bill Maher all over the world as he interviews people about God and religion.

Lionsgate's Tom Ortenberg stated "The idea of working with Larry and Bill on a project that is exciting, fun and a little controversial made us salivate, and we were unrelenting." Though religion
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Celebrities : Bill Maher, Larry Charles
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Posted 7/12/2007 12:07:08 AM | Permalink
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TV picks for Feb. 20: 'Survivor,' 'Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy,' 'Documentary Now!'  Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Survivor,” which is coming off one of its most satisfying seasons, returns for its 38th(!) edition. Competing castaways include a morning-news anchor, a toymaker ...

See ‘Seinfeld’ Writer Search for Comedy in Unlikely Places  Rolling Stone

In his new Netflix series, Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy, the Seinfeld writer and Borat director travels the world in search of humor in unlikely ...

'Seinfeld' and 'Borat' Filmmaker Larry Charles on His New Netflix Series, 'Larry Charles's Dangerous World of Comedy'

When it comes to comedy, the United States has it pretty good. Not only does the country have a pretty huge infrastructure to support comedians and comedic ...

Larry Charles’ Dangerous World Of Comedy’ Gets Netflix Premiere Date  Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has slotted February 15 for the premiere of Larry Charles' Dangerous World Of Comedy, a four-part series from the creative mind behind ...

'Seinfeld' vet Larry Charles explores the 'Dangerous World of Comedy' in Netflix docuseries  Los Angeles Times

An exclusive trailer shows us Netflix's "Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy," a series that will explore the depths and definitions of comedy in different ...

Larry Charles Talks Dangerous World of Comedy & His TV Legacy [Exclusive]  TVweb

Larry Charles is a name not everyone may know off hand, but fans of comedy have almost certainly been shaped by his work in one way or another. Charles has ...

VIDEO: Netflix to Premiere Larry Charles' DANGEROUS WORLD OF COMEDY  Broadway World

From the creative mind behind comedic classics such as Borat and Bruno, Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy explores the vast depths and varying ...

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