Emmy- and DGA award-winning actor and filmmaker Ben Stiller has been contracted by UTA to represent in all fields.
The multi-hyphenate entertainer has grossed nearly a billion dollars at the box office for hit comedies such as “Fit the Parents” and “Night at the Museum”, animated “Madagascar” movies and plus “Zulander”. There’s something about Mary and Tropic Thunder, which she starred in, directed, co-wrote and produced under her production company Red Hour. Steeler has starred in critically acclaimed Earthhouse hits such as “The Royal Tenenbaum”, “Flirting with Disaster”, Noah Bumbach’s “Greenberg”, “With We Are Young” and “The Merovitz Stories”.
UTA will also replace Steeler’s Red Hour production banner, which he launched in 1998. The company has created extensive film and television projects with major studios and networks, including Netflix, Disney, Apple, Amazon, NBC and YouTube. Other Red Hour projects include “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, where he directed and starred, and “Escape at Danemora,” a critically acclaimed showtime limited series that Steeler directed and produced entirely. Based on the infamous 2015 true crime story, “Escape at Dannemora” received 12 Emmy nominations, including an outstanding limited series, and won a DGA award for Steeler’s management.
The company has produced Netflix upcoming age comedy “Alex Strangelov”; Emmy-nominated digital series “Burning Profit”; R-rated Netflix movie “The Package”; 20th Century Fox’s “Why Him?”; Netflix’s “The Polka King” starring Jack Black; And CW’s drama series, “In the Dark”, which is now in its third season.
Steeler is currently in the post-production of Apple TV Plus work thriller “Severance”, a drama series directed and executed by Adam Scott, Patricia Arkett, Britt Lower, John Tarturo, Christopher Walken, Trammell Tillman, Jack Cherie, Dick Chernas. The series, produced by Dan Ericsson, takes place at Lumen Industries, which seeks to take a company’s work-life balance to a new level with a “separation method” that separates work and off-work memories.
Other film projects include the independent romantic comedy “Plus One”, the paired comedy “Friendsgiving” and the punk rock indie comedy “Dinner in America”. Additional announced television projects include “Home” for NBC, which Steeler will manage and executive produce; “The Seedlines”, a single-camera half-hour comedy that he will execute; And “High Desert” for Apple TV Plus, also starring Arquette, which he is executive producing.
Several of Steeler’s announced projects are also currently in development. He is also involved in directing and producing “Bag Man” based on Rachel Maduro’s Peabody Award-winning podcast, which is now evolving into Focus Features. He was involved in directing and producing “London” based on a short story by Joe Nesbor and was preparing to star in Oscar Isaac with screenwriter Eric Roth.
Steeler will continue to represent ID-PR and Gang, Tire, Rammer, Brown and Passman.