Alcon Entertainment, theWarner-based production outfit behind Insomnia and The Affair Of The Necklace, has purchased the comedy spec script The WholePemberton Thing written byfirst-time screenwriter Mike Samonek. The story deals with the volatile relationshipbetween a young executive and his Machiavellian, oddball office mate.

Samonek has simultaneouslysigned a first-look deal with Alcon for upcoming TV and film projects. A formeradvertising copywriter, Samonek has written for TV and most recently worked asa script reader for Alcon.

The Whole Pemberton Thing will be produced by Andrew A Kosove and BroderickJohnson, co-presidents of Alcon. Alcon vice president of development broughtthe project to the company and will oversee its development. The film will bedistributed via Alcon's five-year, ten-picture distribution agreementwith Warner Bros. To date, Summit Entertainment has handled Alcon filmsoverseas.