LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Scott Vrooman, writer and principal actor on the 24-time Gemini Award
winning CBC Television show "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" has written a
new original feature-length comedy script titled "The Main Attraction"
which is currently in development.
The story follows a narcissistic Hollywood has-been actor who is hired
to live in a small town that hopes its newest star resident will spur
tourism revenue and save the community from bankruptcy.
"It's really culturally relevant," said Vrooman, who earned degrees in
Commerce from Queens University (Kingston, Ontario) and Dalhousie
University. "A lot of places in the US are going bankrupt. I've also
been kind of obsessed with Americans' obsessions with celebrities."
Coined as Canada's Stephen Colbert for his political satire sketches on
"This Hour Has 22 Minutes," Vrooman is also the co-creator and writer
of the critically acclaimed Comedy Network absurdist sketch series
"Picnicface," which earned three Canadian Comedy Awards.
Vrooman's manager, Jake Labow, of the Beverly Hills based Brillstein
Entertainment Partners, which represents Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman,
Gwyneth Paltrow, Adam Sandler, and others, says, "I believe Scott is
one of the top young comedic talents Canada has ever produced,
following in the footsteps of other Canadian icons such as Lorne
Michaels and Ivan Reitman. His eye towards humor within topical current
events is what makes him extraordinary."
"The Main Attraction" arrives on the heels of Vrooman's hit 2012 comedy
"Roller Town" which he co-wrote with Gemini nominated Andrew Bush and
Canadian Comedy award nominee Mark Little. It's about one man brave
enough to save a roller-skating-obsessed town that's over taken by
video game shilling gangsters.
Netflix will offer "Roller Town" to its streaming subscribers starting
The film was distributed as a video on demand title by Warner Bros. and
was released theatrically in Canada. It was also an official selection
at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival, in Utah.
"It was like watching these old movies, going to sleep, having a weird
dream and then waking up and writing a movie about it," said Vrooman,
who drew inspiration from genre classics "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
and "Roller Boogie."
SOURCE: Scott Vrooman