Zooey Deschanel launches new production company

By Lena Finkel,

What can’t this girl do? After achieving fame from movies like 500 Days of Summer and Elf, and from the hit Fox television show New Girl, Zooey Deschanel has decided to try her hand at producing!

But the “new girl” won’t be taking the plunge alone as her female-centric website Hello Giggles partner Sophia Rossi will be joining her, according to The Hollywood Reporter . The two have now officially signed a deal with 20th century Fox.

The girls previously attempted producing the comedy Must Be Nice, which looked at the generation gap between a single 27-year-old and her 34-year-old married sister after moving in together.

Yahoo! TV reported that the show was sold to Fox and the pilot was written by New Girl consulting producer J.J Philbin.

According to 20th Century TV chairman Gary Newman, the company was excited to work with Deschanel.

“We’ve known Zooey as an actress through New Girl, and as we got to know her as a producer through the script she developed, we quickly realized that there is so much more to her. Zooey and Sophia have their finger on the pulse of young people and particularly young women, and we really responded to that."



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