Russell Brand and Gary Spatz Film Documentary at The Playground

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Famed Acting Coach and School Featured in The Pursuit of Happiness

Russell Brand filmed his upcoming feature length documentary film The Pursuit of Happiness at The Playground with famed child acting coach Gary Spatz.

Russell Brand is a well known actor and comedian who will serve as the film’s main subject. He will help to investigate the components of happiness, while providing his own take on the topic. He will also give viewers an inside look at his own life. Brand is known for his work in feature films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek and for hosting the MTV Video Music Awards. The Pursuit of Happiness is an exploration into the modern pursuit of “happiness.” The film will explore who we are, and how and why we have become this person through Brand’s personal experiences.

Gary Spatz and The Playground will serve as a narrative device in telling the story of Brand’s aspirations for stage and screen. Spatz will aid in telling the film’s tale of the pursuit of “happiness” through his own life and career experiences. The Playground ( is an on-camera acting conservatory for young actors located in Century City; Spatz is the founder and director. He is known for his work on hit shows such as Roseanne, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The New Mickey Mouse Club. He has worked with stars such as Dylan and Cole Sprouse of The Suite Life and The Suite Life on Deck, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera and Ashley Argota of True Jackson, VP.


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