CATEGORIES Comedy, Independent, Deals, ThinkFilm, Distribution, Newsstand, Cinematical Indie, Movie News, CinematicalThough it took a little while -- the film had its world premiere this past spring at Tribeca -- it's no surprise that Jake Kasdan's The TV Set has finally been picked up for US distribution. After all, it probably came fairly cheap (I realize it's all relative, but you know what I mean), and stars big names like David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver; ThinkFilm certainly can't be blamed for taking a flyer on the thing.
A behind-the-scenes comedy about the television industry, the film stars Duchovny as a naive writer who "steers a fictional skein through a gantlet of stars, managers and a severe network exec (Weaver)." Kasdan spent the early part of his career in television (he directed episodes of both Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared), and the TV Set reviews in the trades all mention the impressive accuracy of his depiction of that world. However, they reviews also wonder how funny such an insider story will be to the general public; we'll all get to decide for ourselves when the movie hits theaters next spring.