Actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter Rob Schneider, best known for his roles on “SNL,” Deuce Bigalow, The Waterboy, and Big Daddy, has selected Full Sail University as the host location and production headquarters for the filming of his new eight-episode independently-produced comedy series, “Real Rob,” beginning in March 2014.
“Full Sail University is unique in that the campus has everything a major studio offers,” said Schneider. “The facilities truly are state-of-the-art and I couldn’t be happier with my choice in filming here.”
“Real Rob,” which is loosely based on the actor’s life, will feature Schneider and his real-life spouse, writer-producer Patricia Azarcoya Schneider, as themselves in the half-hour-long, single camera situation comedy. The series was co-written by the couple alongside fellow comedian Jamie Lissow. Select students and graduates of Full Sail University will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various roles behind the scenes during the show’s production.
“On behalf of Full Sail University, we are proud to welcome Rob Schneider and his team to campus for the production of his latest project, ‘Real Rob,’” said Full Sail University’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dave Franko.“One of the founding principles of our education has always been to provide our students with real-world industry experience. This collaboration will allow for tremendous learning opportunities within our university, while highlighting the greater Orlando film community.”
“We are thrilled to be working with the production team of ‘Real Rob,’” said Orlando Film Commissioner, Sheena Fowler. “It’s a win-win for the production, the students and our experienced infrastructure in Orlando.”
Schneider was an honored guest and speaker last week as part of Full Sail University’s Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Week. He discussed the vision and anticipated production of his new series during a conversation with students.