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This Hollywood Penn Writer Has a Five Year Plan He Wants Picked Up

Writer Joe Port (C’97, DP Cartoonist) hopes someone buys into his Five Year Plan.

Specifically the ABC network.

A month ago, Joe shot a pilot for ABC (produced by NBC) called Five Year Plan, that he and his writing partner Joe Wiseman created and exec produced together. It stars Steve Howey, Will Sasso, Brooke D’orsay, Lee Thompson Young, Joy Osmanski and Steve Rosen.

Per Joe,

“The basic idea is we introduce this young group of people, we learn what their respective five year plans are, and then we watch them as they try to make those dreams come true. The pilot was directed by Gail Mancuso. We’re all done editing itnow and have gotten a lot of good feedback so far (my mother Phyllis Port (C’60) claims, “It’s a winner!”). We should know pretty soon whether or not it will be picked up to series.”

Before this, Joe worked on The Office, Just Shoot Me and per Joe, “many shows that you’ve never heard of.”

Joe’s not the only Hollywood Penn writer in his family. His brother Moses Port (C’91) and writing partner David Guarascio (C’91) executive produced last year’s CW show Aliens in America and are currently developing projects for Sony.

Click here to learn how Joe got his start as a writer in Hollywood and how his brother Moses hooked him up

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