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HBO Comedy on Hedge Fund Trader in Production

Date: Friday, October 20, 2006
Author: HFN Daily Report

HBO is developing a show starring a fictional hedge fund trader, Variety reported.

The cable network is letting "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin pitch a comedy series involving a 40-something hedge fund trader.

The report called the project-now in pilot production-part of an overall development deal Ellin has with HBO. Ellin and producer Stephen Levinson hit on the idea for the show after realizing both grew up with people who now work on Wall Street.

"I wanted to do a show that dealt with men making an obsessive amount of money at a young age," Ellin told Variety.

Ellin said the show will deal with more "grown up" subject matter, like marriage, getting older and working in the business world.

Ellin also said the script for the pilot is based on "real life."