Newswire: Screenwriters slap Seth Rogen’s name onto their script in misguided attempt to get it read

In a move that kind of sounds like the first act of a mid-tier Seth Rogen comedy from a couple of years ago—maybe with Jay Baruchel or Craig Robinson in a supporting role—a pair of unknown-but-ambitious Hollywood screenwriters were recently caught sticking Rogen’s name on their screenplay in an effort to get it read. According to The Hollywood Reporter, would-be writers Jonathan Witz and Jeremy Spektor slapped Rogen and his frequent writing partner Evan Goldberg’s name and production company on their script for a Jewish mafia movie titled Kosher Nostra, in the hopes that it would get past Hollywood “gatekeepers” and into the hands of directors and producers—not to mention Rogen himself.

“Like any young writer, we all have our heroes—Seth and Evan are those guys for us,” Spektor told reporters when asked about the stunt. Meanwhile, Witz cited the famous story of Steven …

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