Alcon Entertainment, the LA-based independent production outfit with a five-year, 10-picture distribution agreement with Warner Bros Pictures, has purchased the romantic comedy Untitled First Daughter Project and signed Andy Cadiff to direct. Cadiff's credits include TV series The Geena Davis Show, Spin City and Home Improvement as well as 1997 movie Leave It To Beaver.
The film was written by first-time screenwriters Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman and will be produced by Wayne Rice (Fox's upcoming Dude, Where's My Car') alongside Alcon co-presidents Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
It tells the story of a first daughter of the US desperate to experience life as a normal 18 year-old who escapes from her secret service entourage and embarks on a romantic road trip through Europe.
Guiley is a production executive at Alcon who started his career as assistant to Kosove and Johnson. Steven Wegner, vice president of development at Alcon, will oversee the project.
Scott Edel of Kleinberg, Lopez, Lange, Brisbin & Cuddy negotiated the deal for Alcon; Guiley and Schneiderman were represented by attorney Rick Genow of Stone, Meyer & Genow. Cadiff was represented by Broder, Kurland, Webb & Uffner.
Alcon is financed by Frederick W Smith, the founder and chairman of FedEx Corporation; the company's credits include My Dog Skip and the upcoming Affair Of The Necklace featuring Hilary Swank.