LOS ANGELES, October 25, 2019—Sam Sokolow, an executive producer of Nat Geo’s Emmy-winning “Genius” franchise and Chairman of Nice Media Studios, and Ron Thomson, Managing Director of the company, announce the company’s partnership with veteran comedy writers Mike Short and David Lipper on their original comedy “Naughty Boy”.
“Naughty Boy” follows the exploits of David Miller, an awkward Millennial, as he moves to Hollywood to fulfill his dream of becoming the next great American film maker, but the road to success lands him temporarily in the crazy but lucrative world of porn.
“When I first read Mike and David’s script, I knew this was a hilarious and relatable series set against a universe that hasn’t been explored properly in a comedy,” said Nice Media Studios’ Sam Sokolow. “The opportunity to poke fun at today’s porn industry was too great to ignore.”
Mike Short is coming off a successful five year run on Schitt’s Creek, where he wrote some of it’s most iconic episodes. Mike’s other writing credits include Mad TV, The Jiminy Glick Show, G-Spot, Blue Collar TV and The Jane Show. David Lipper is an actor and writer whose credits include Full House, Fuller House, The Martin Short Show and Sons of Liberty.
"Sex, at least for me, has always been awkward and funny,” said Mike Short. “Porn is all about sex. So, it stands to reason, a comedy series about the world of porn just has to be hilarious."
LA and Toronto-based Nice Media Studios holds a strong development pipeline with A-List talent attached - and shows covering many different genres of scripted programming - that are currently being financed and produced in and out of the USA, in association with large studios, major networks and streaming services.
Nice Media Studios’ Ron Thomson says “We’re thrilled to work with Mike and David on this show. “Naughty Boy” leverages our Canadian production and financing model perfectly, as centering our business in Canada permits us to better control and exploit our IP as we bring our projects to the North American and international markets.” Nice Media Studios has a growing roster of television series currently being set up as Canadian co-production/financing deals.
About Nice Media Studios
Nice Media Studios is a fully functional film and television studio business, providing funding and production structuring, bringing premium projects to life and commercializing these properties across an expanding range of distribution media platforms and outlets. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Toronto, and Chicago, Nice Media Studios’ world class portfolio of TV and film entertainment properties responds to the acute demand for compelling programming to feed ever-increasing media channels. Our powerful approach to story-telling leverages unique and direct access to A-List talent, writers, show-runners, directors, decision-makers, financing and studio production infrastructure.