Writer/director Jake Kasdan’s showbiz comedy The TV Set stars David Duchovny as Mike Klein, a television producer who in the beginning of the film successfully sells a network on a story idea. The film follows Klein as he must actually put the show together, navigate the corporate minefield of the network, and figure out what aspects of his show he is willing to compromise. Sigourney Weaver plays the demanding president of the network, Justine Bateman plays Klein’s wife, and Judy Greer plays his manager. The TV Set had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. — Perry Seibert, Rovi
Jake Kasdan (born Jacob Kasdan; 28 October 1974) is an American television and film director and occasional actor.
Kasdan was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Meg (née Goldman), a writer, and writer-director Lawrence Kasdan. His younger brother, Jon Kasdan, also works in the film and television industry as an actor and writer. Jake Kasdan is married to singer/songwriter Inara George of The Bird and the Bee.
Kasdan has directed five theatrical films: Zero Effect (1998), Orange County (2002), The TV Set (2007), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), and Bad Teacher (2011). He has also worked in television, most notably with Judd Apatow, as a consulting producer on Freaks and Geeks and as a director on Undeclared. He has also directed numerous stage productions.
In 2006, Kasdan received his first Golden Globe nomination for Walk Hard: Best Original Song (shared with John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, and Marshall Crenshaw), but lost to “Guaranteed” from Into the Wild… read more