DreamWorks Boards 'Doggy Day Care'

Family Tale Written by Laurie Craig
Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit
The Hollywood Reporter
October 29, 2009

Scribe Laurie Craig has sold her pitch "Doggy Day Care" to DreamWorks Studios.  

The comedy is about what really happens when dogs get together without human supervision. Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas ("Mona Lisa Smile") and Julie Goldstein ("Chicago"), who created the original story with Craig, are producing.

DreamWorks exec Chloe Dan brought the project to the studio.

"We were utterly charmed by the story they have crafted, and we think audiences will love it as much as we did," said DreamWorks co-president of production Holly Bario.

DreamWorks recently produced another canine-centric family film, "Hotel for Dogs," which Paramount released in January to a $113 million worldwide gross.

Craig, who is repped by Original Artists, wrote the screenplay for the DreamWorks feature "Paulie" and co-wrote "Ella Enchanted." She also co-wrote the adaptation of the Beverly Cleary book, "Ramona and Beezus," which Fox 2000 is producing for an August release.

She most recently wrote "Left Tern" for Fox Animation.