Rashida Jones is an in-demand woman. Since her turn as Karen Filippelli on The Office turned her into a household name (at least at my house), Jones has turned that into a handful of other opportunities, such as her co-starring spot on Parks and Recreation as Ann Perkins, as well as Hollywood films including "I Love You, Man," "The Muppets," "The Social Network" and "Celeste and Jesse Forever."
Now Jones and her "Celese and Jesse Forever" writing partner Will McCormack have signed a two-year pod deal with Warner Bros. Television, to develop, write and produce comedy and drama projects for network and cable television. No word on if Jones will appear in any of these programs.
The duo's film, "Celeste," made quite an impression on critics since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year. It went on to win an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best first screenplay, as well.
The film stars both of its writers, as well as Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg.
Currently Jones and McCormack are working on a new Universal film called "Frenemy of the State."
McCormack has also appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, In Plain Sight, Medium and The Sopranos, and will appear later this year in Lost Angles (previously known as L.A. Noir).