Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the world’s biggest and most prestigious ha ha fest, is honoring director Jay Roach with its Comedy Director of the Year Award. The director is being honored at the Just For Laughs Comedy Conference for his upcoming flick Dinner For Schmucks. Roach is one of comedy’s biggest hit makers, with previous credits that include Austin Powers and Meet The Parents.
The Just For Laughs Comedy Conference is one of the top festival events for industry insiders. The Conference will also feature the Pitch ‘Til Your Sides Split event, in which writers are invited to pitch TV and webseries ideas to industry professionals. Three projects from each category will be chosen and pitched. For more info on submitting, requirements and special “early bird” incentives, visit hahaha.com/conference.