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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has closed a deal to acquire rights to Tracy Yvonne Productions’ reunion comedy Homecoming. Pic will be written by Tracy Oliver, Kevin A. Garnett & Dewayne Perkins. Oliver and Joy Ganes are producing.
Homecoming is based on an original pitch, the project born out of a virtual roundtable at Sony Pictures that Oliver led, which included a group of comedy writers. The film re-teams Oliver with both Garnett and 3Peat comedy troupe member Dewayne Perkins. Garnett, currently a supervising producer for the CW series Republic of Sarah, wrote Made In America with Oliver at Paramount. With Perkins, Oliver is currently developing The Blackening, a feature for MRC based on a Comedy Central short that originated from a variety show sketch Perkins wrote at Second City Chicago.
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Perkins is a WGA-nominated writer whose writing credits include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Amber Ruffin Show and Saved by the Bell.
Garnett is represented by Artists First, John Meigs and Mahdi Salehi. Perkins is with Artists First, APA, and Schreck Rose; Oliver is with Artists First, ICM Partners and Myman Greenspan.
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