Paul Feig is a multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker, writer, producer, and author whose films have grossed over one billion dollars worldwide. Feig’s most recent film was the critically acclaimed reboot of Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Feig directed from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold. The film, beloved by audiences worldwide, won the favorite movie award at the 2017 Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards and was recently nominated for a Hugo Award. Up next, Feig is directing his first thriller A Simple Favor, which stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding.
In 2015, Paul wrote, directed and produced the comedy Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. This third collaboration between Feig and McCarthy earned over $230 million worldwide and was nominated for two Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy. Feig’s other recent films include the buddy cop comedy The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, which grossed over $220 million globally and the hit comedy Bridesmaids starring Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Jon Hamm, that grossed over $283 million worldwide. The film also garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay.
Feig founded the production company Feigco Entertainment, which produced Spy, and which has a first-look deal with Fox. Feigco Entertainment specializes in developing edgy and commercial comedies with an emphasis on complex female lead characters. Most recently, Feigco Entertainment produced the comedy Snatched, which starred Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn.
Feig’s critically acclaimed original series Other Space premiered in the spring of 2015, and marked Feig’s return to television. The show is a half-hour galactic adventure comedy that chronicles a misfit group of space adventurers who stumble upon an alternate universe. Feig created the series which is now available at ShareOtherSpace.com.
A three-time EMMY nominated writer/director and DGA Award winner, Feig is also known for creating the beloved and critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks and serving as director and co-executive producer of The Office.
Feig was recently selected as the Distinguished Artist for the American Film Institute Conservatory’s Directing Workshop for Women and won the first ever Artemis Action Rebel Award in 2016. That same year he was also awarded the inaugural Athena Leading Man award at Athena Film Festival in celebration of his extraordinary body of work, support and outspoken stance for women throughout his career, Feig is the first male to ever be honored by the Festival.