Adam McKay and Will Ferrell Ending Production Partnership, and We’re in a Glass Case of Emotion

/Film | 4/6/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner, writer/director Adam McKay and comedy multi-hyphenate Will Ferrell have produced an incredible number of hilarious comedies for 13 years. But now the two partners in comedy are going their separate ways to pursue their own individual creative efforts. Get the details on the Will Ferrell and Adam McKay partnership ending below.

Ferrell and McKay provided this statement to Deadline:

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“The last 13 years could not have been more enjoyable and satisfying for the two of us at Sanchez Productions. We give massive thanks to our incredible staff and executives and all the writers, directors and actors we worked with through the years. The two of us will always work together creatively and always be friends. And we recognize we are lucky as **** to end this venture as such.”

While a creative split makes it seem like there’s bad blood between them, the two are still very close friends, but they’ve found themselves wanting to explore new endeavors and different kinds of projects, making their professional relationship a little more difficult to maintain. But this still feels like a heartbreaking divorce, and we’re all the kids who couldn’t care less about having two Christmases.

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Adam McKay and Will Ferrell struck up a comedic friendship when they both got hired to work at Saturday Night Live back in 1995. McKay was working as a writer behind the scenes, and Ferrell was a cast member front and center. Both would launch to stardom thanks to cutting their teeth in one of the most iconic places in comedy. Ferrell became one of the most popular cast members on the series and McKay worked his way up to head writer before departing the series. Their time at SNL bolstered the partnership that would eventually give us comedy treasures like Anchorman: The Legend...
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