Amy Poehler to produce high school comedy 'Schooled'

Amy Poehler To Produce 'Schooled' For Universal Pictures
Amy Poehler To Produce 'Schooled' For Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures has acquired the pitch Schooled, from writer Erica Oyama, that Amy Poehler will produce alongside Brooke Posch through their Paperkite Productions banner.

Plot details are being kept in detention but the comedy will explore lengths a high-school teacher will go to gain the respect she deserves.

Executive vp of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for the studio.

The sale extends Universal's relationship with Poehler, who stars with Tina Fey in this December's comedy Sisters for the studio. She is also producing the comedy Balls for the studio. The actress is currently shooting The House with Will Ferrell for New Line.

Burning Love is the reality relationship show paradoy that can be seen on Yahoo and E! Her husband Ken Marino starred in the first season and directed. With Marino, Oyama has several project around town, Go the F to Sleep at Fox 2000, among them.

Poehler and Paperkite are represented by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

Oyama is repped by Paradigm and Principato-Young Entertainment.

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