- Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
- LOS ANGELES
Entertainment and production company Caviar has signed actor and director Fred Savage. The move positions Savage to continue growing his directorial involvement in the commercialmaking space. Meanwhile he recently inked a deal with 20th Century Fox Television to write produce and direct projects for the studio.
Savage has enjoyed a well-rounded career as a multi-hyphenate storyteller, his successes spanning acting, directing and producing. Savage began his career as an actor, becoming the youngest person to receive an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on The Wonder Years. After graduating from Stanford, Savage moved behind the lens, apprenticing under heavyweight filmmakers before ultimately landing gigs directing and executive producing episodic comedies such as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Party Down. He recently wrapped up a critically acclaimed run on the Fox series The Grinder.
Savage has directed some 200 episodes of television, racking up four Directors Guild Award nominations in the process--for episodes of Modern Family, Zeke and Luther, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Phil of the Future.
Savage has imparted his sitcom savvy to the advertising world, directing spots for California Milk, Honda, Charter Communications, FitBit, MasterCard, Verizon and the ongoing campaign for Farmers Insurance featuring actor J.K. Simmons. Recently, Savage helmed a series of TV and web ads for Realtor.com out of Pereira & O’Dell New York. The spots featuring Elizabeth Banks poke a playful finger at the more distressing parts of the home-buying experience.
Prior to joining Caviar, Savage was on the commercialmaking roster of production house Sanctuary.
“Fred has proven his directorial expertise throughout the world of television, commercials and branded content,” said Darren Foldes, EP at Caviar Los Angeles.
Savage added, “I have been a fan of the work coming out of Caviar for years and I am thrilled to be teaming with their crew to explore new and exciting ways to tell stories, make people laugh, and sell stuff.”
Savage continues to be represented theatrically at WME.