EXCLUSIVE: Multi-hyphenate Nick Kroll is launching his first manufacturing firm, Good At Business and tapped Alicia Van Couvering as is his first exec. Beneath his new banner, Good At Enterprise is growing and adaptation of Calvin Kasulke’s Several People Are Typing as a TV sequence.
A number of Individuals Are Typing is the primary novel narrated completely by means of Slack chats. Kasulke’s darkly humorous debut upends our new fashionable office—the digital workplace.
The story follows, Gerald, an worker of a New York-based PR agency, is working in a spreadsheet when he finds his consciousness uploaded into the corporate’s Slack channel. Regardless of his posts for assist, his colleagues assume it’s an elaborate technique to do business from home. Gerald enlists his co-worker Pradeep to look after his physique whereas they determine how one can reintegrate his consciousness. Plunging deeper into the Slack workspace—and turning into a extra productive worker by the day—Gerald depends on Slackbot, the messaging service’s AI assistant, to assist him navigate his new digital actuality. However what occurs when the Slackbot discovers a world (and an empty physique) outdoors the Slack app?
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The novel will likely be revealed by Doubleday subsequent fall.
“I’ve all the time dreamed of getting a shingle to attain large field workplace whammo and be the prexy of actually something. However in all of the seriousness I can muster for a self-promoting piece of press for my new firm, I wish to create a house for artists to develop their most genuine concepts and inform high quality tales with numerous jokes and many feelings,” Kroll mentioned. “Now we have a strict no assholes coverage and consider that the expertise of constructing one thing needs to be as rewarding as the ultimate product. I’ve discovered a beautiful associate in Alicia to assist obtain this imaginative and prescient in constructing this enterprise. As a result of Good at Enterprise is within the biz of massive boffo.”
Good At Enterprise will likely be a comedy-focused firm producing work throughout all codecs, together with TV, movie, podcasts, performs and dwell occasions. The corporate is independently financed.
“Nick’s radar for locating the deep, significant, common fact beneath even the silliest joke is peerless, as is his understanding of what’s necessary, or not, in life and work,” Van Couvering mentioned. “We share a imaginative and prescient of constructing an organization with an extended record of superior issues that you’re positive had been created only for you.”
Kroll has been busy over the previous yr with profitable tasks that features his hit Netflix animated sequence “Huge Mouth”, with the fourth season launching on December 4. There’s additionally the Huge Mouth spin-off Human Sources, which he’ll exec produce. He’s at present filming the Olivia Wilde directed Don’t Fear Darling and in addition has the second season of the Apple sequence Dickinson.
He additionally lends his voice within the upcoming animated Addams Household 2 in addition to Sing 2.
Van Couvering is a producer whose credit embrace work by filmmakers similar to Lena Dunham, Jon Watts, Sharon Horgan, Max Minghella, Joe Swanberg, Hannah Fidell, Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman and extra. She is previously an govt at Epic Journal, Lord & Miller Productions, and was most not too long ago SVP of Options at Annapurna Photos.
Kroll is repped by Rise and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin Dunham. Kauslke is repped by Kent Wolf of Neon Literary and WME.