Michelle Morgan's Comedy 'It Happened in L.A.' Goes to The Orchard
The ensemble film also includes Dree Hemingway, Jorma Taccone and Kentucker Audley. The Orchard has acquired domestic rights to It Happened in L.A., Michelle Morgan's feature directorial debut. It will get a limited theatrical release in New York on Nov. 3 and in Los Angeles on Nov.10, and will be released on digital platforms on Nov. 14.
Morgan wrote the screenplay and also stars in the ensemble comedy with Jorma Taccone, Dree Hemingway and Kentucker Audley. It Happened in L.A. centers on a handful of misguided thirtysomething Angelenos and their professional and personal pursuits, and explores the search for elusive love in the 21st century. The film premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival (under the title L.A. Times).
It Happened in L.A. was produced by Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Ryland Aldrich and Jared Stern, and executive produced by Michael J. Mailis, Susan Wrubel, Tom Dolby, Susanne Filkins, Abdi Nazemian, Jason Potash, Paul Finkel, Ricky Blumenstein and Taccone. The film is an A Stern Talking To and Hyperion Media production in association with Storyboard Entertainment, Water's End Productions and Point + Drop Productions.
The deal was negotiated with The Orchard by UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.