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PETER KARINEN & BRIAN SACCA of FCU: FACT CHECKERS UNIT!

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“FCU: Fact Checker’s Unit” follows the adventures of two overzealous fact checkers – Russell (Karinen) and Dylan (Sacca) – who work at the popular Dictum magazine and stop at nothing to check the most absurd celebrity facts. No star is too big and no fact too obscure or arcane to run down for accuracy’s sake. The series will feature globally recognizable guest stars as themselves and check facts such as those concerning Luke Perry: (Is Luke’s house really haunted?), Alex Trebek (Does Alex shave against the grain?), Dave Navarro (Does Dave insist that the tears of a virgin, beetles and finger sandwiches be provided backstage at any venue he plays?) and Karolina Kurkova (Does Karolina use SPF 125 at the beach?). At NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, students pointed and laughed at Peter Karinen and Brian Sacca. Thus, in 2003, it made sense to start cashing in on this phenomenon and take to the stage at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in NYC and LA. Their most acclaimed oeuvre, "Pete and Brian's One Man Show," simultaneously touched and offended capacity audiences on both coasts, and was an official selection of the 2007 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Since then, Pete and Brian have written two almost-funny-enough pilots for 20th Century Fox, amassed an almost-impressive online following by making a ton of web videos -- including two seasons of the series "Single Dads" for Fox International Channels -- and have written for numerous award shows, including the MTV Movie Awards. Their first foray into fact checking came in 2008, when their short film "FCU: Fact Checkers Unit" (co-created with Dan Beers and starring Bill Murray) was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. They are currently developing two almost-original screenplays with Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films and "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer.

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