Did you happen to hear the news longtime comedian and SNL alumni Rob Schneider is teaming up with Full Sail University to bring production of his latest, self-financed project to Central Florida? We stumbled across this post put out by OrlandoWeekly.com several days ago, and thought it was pretty cool.
Real Rob is the name of the project and it’s a sitcom somewhat based on Mr. Schneider’s own life:
“It centers on Rob, playing a version of himself, his Mexican wife Patricia, also playing herself, Rob’s incompetent assistant whom he cannot fire because he is his friend, and Rob’s personal stalker,” according to Deadline.com.
This sort of visibility is always a positive thing for Central Florida, not only for Full Sail and its notoriety of production capabilities and contributions to the entertainment industry, but our fair city as well. Apparently filming is set to begin next month.
You can read the entire Orlando Weekly post here. There’s also more from Full Sail’s blog, where Schneider was a guest and speak at their annual Hall of Fame week. We’ll be eager to follow more of this story, and if you’ve heard anything around it we’d love for you to share it with us!