Category: News

Tina Fey and Busy Philipps to host ‘Mean Girls’ Viewing Party

Tina Fey and Busy Philipps to host ‘Mean Girls’ Viewing Party

It was announced today that Tina Fey and Busy Philipps will be hosting a ‘Mean Girls‘ Viewing Party on October 3rd! The event will be live-streamed on Facebook and it starts at 8 pm EST!

Will this live-streaming stunt be fetch for Facebook?

On Oct. 3, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of comedy classic “Mean Girls,” Facebook will live-stream the movie for free in a one-time special Watch Party co-hosted by writer Tina Fey and Busy Philipps.

The Facebook Live event special is presented in partnership with Paramount Pictures and the Broadway musical adaptation of “Mean Girls.” The film’s live-stream will start at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 3, from New York City on the musical’s Facebook page. Fey and Philipps — who’s a “Mean Girls” superfan — will participate before, during and after the Facebook Live to play trivia; answer fan questions; and give away prizes including tickets to see the show on Broadway.

The Facebook Live broadcast of the movie will culminate in the announcement of a grand prize for one winner to visit the Big Apple and see the musical.

The Broadway show is produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount. It’s currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City, and there’s also a U.S. national tour. “Mean Girls” features a book by Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.

Paramount’s original 2004 teen comedy starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. In the movie, recent high school transfer Cady (Lohan) confronts The Plastics, a clique of popular girls led by Regina (played by McAdams). “Mean Girls” grossed $129 million at the box office worldwide.

Source: Variety

Tina Fey To Lead Pixar’s ‘Soul’

Tina Fey To Lead Pixar’s ‘Soul’

Pixar announced today at the D23 Expo that Tina Fey will be voicing a character on their new movie ‘Soul‘, alongside Jamie Foxx. Tina plays 22, a soul-in-training who has an unexpected encounter with Joe when he accidentally finds his way to the “You Seminar.” The movie is set for a June 19, 2020 release. Tina’s character look has also been revealed (as you can see in the photo above). Read more about it below!

Disney’s Pixar revealed Saturday at the D23 Expo that the animation studio’s new film Soul will be toplined by Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. The pic is set to be the second original Pixar film for 2020 after March’s Onward, and it has a June 19, 2020 release date.

Directed by two-time Oscar winner Pete Docter, who was joined by co-director/writer Kemp Powers and writer Mike Jones on Saturday, the film takes place between New York City and the never-before-seen cosmic realms and “The You Seminar,” the fantastical place where we all discover our unique personalities. The tagline: Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you … you?”

The voice cast will also include Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad and Questlove. The original score will come from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, with new jazz music from Jon Batiste.

The studio took the wraps off Foxx’s and Fey’s characters, Joe Gardner and 22, respectively. Foxx’s Gardner is a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz. Fey plays 22, a soul-in-training who has an unexpected encounter with Joe when he accidentally finds his way to the “You Seminar.” Together, the two are going to find a way to get Joe back to Earth, making him think again about what it truly means to have soul.

Source: Deadline

The Hollywood Reporter: NBC’s Ted Danson-Tina Fey Comedy Was Originally a ’30 Rock’ Spinoff

The Hollywood Reporter: NBC’s Ted Danson-Tina Fey Comedy Was Originally a ’30 Rock’ Spinoff

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock were working on a ’30 Rock’ spinoff starring Alec Baldwin. He would reprise is role as Jack Donaghy but he backed out of the project. Tina and Robert then re-worked the script and went to Ted Danson instead. You can read more about it below!

Tina Fey’s beloved NBC comedy 30 Rock was this close to coming back to life with a spinoff for Comcast’s forthcoming streaming service.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the yet-to-be named platform was in talks with 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin to reprise his role as Jack Donaghy, the chairman of General Electric, in a new spinoff series from exec producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock that would have followed the character in his new role as mayor of New York.

Sources say Baldwin was in extended negotiations for the better part of a year before pulling out of the project. Writers and exec producers Fey and Carlock then went out to The Good Place star Ted Danson to take over the role.

When L.A.-based Danson declined to move to New York for the part, Fey and Carlock reworked the script to set the show on the West Coast — and remove any connections it had to 30 Rock. With the change, the show wound up moving to the streamer with a straight-to-series order. It’s unclear when the show will premiere as Danson is currently in production on the fourth and final season of NBC’s The Good Place.

The change is not without precedent, however. Years ago, The Office showrunner Greg Daniels was asked to do a spinoff at the height of the NBC comedy’s popularity. The result was Parks and Recreation.

NBC and Universal Television, producers of 30 Rock and the untitled Danson comedy, declined comment.

Tina Fey to Write and Produce Comedy Series Starring Ted Danson for NBC

Tina Fey to Write and Produce Comedy Series Starring Ted Danson for NBC

The Hollywood Reporter just announced today that Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will write and produce a new comedy series for NBC and Ted Danson will be starring in it. The series is untitled as of right now, but it has been ordered straight to series. Read the press release from NBC below to find out more!

Three giants of NBC’s comedy Hall of Fame family – Ted Danson, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock – are joining forces for a straight-to-series order.

Danson, nominated for an Emmy Award record 13th time Tuesday for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, will play the lead in NBC’s upcoming comedy series from award-winning writers/producers Fey and Carlock. Universal Television will produce.

The series is about a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population.

“We are thrilled to be back home at NBC and writing for one of the network’s greatest stars of all time, Mary Steenburgen’s husband, Ted,” said Fey and Carlock.

“We are so excited that this is the first NBC show we get to greenlight straight to series,” said George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, Co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment. “It’s with talent that we know and love and who have worked on some of the most beloved shows in our network’s history. We can’t wait.”

Danson, who stars in the critically beloved and Emmy-nominated comedy “The Good Place,” which is about to begin its final season, is one of the most celebrated and respected actors in television history, known for an array of exceptional performances. He is most memorably known for his portrayal of Boston bartender Sam Malone on NBC’s multi-award winning and iconic comedy “Cheers,” which ran for 11 seasons and won four Emmys as Outstanding Comedy Series.

As producers, Fey and Carlock won three Emmys for their seminal comedy “30 Rock” for Outstanding Comedy Series. Over its seven-season run, “30 Rock” won 16 Emmys. Fey has won six Emmys for writing and/or acting for “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live.” Fey and Carlock are producers of the Netflix/Universal Television series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” The show was Emmy nominated four times for Outstanding Comedy Series. Production wrapped this week on the show’s upcoming interactive special.

The Carlock-Fey project will be produced by Universal Television, Little Stranger, Bevel Gears and 3 Arts Entertainment. Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and David Miner will executive produce. Eric Gurian, President, will oversee for Little Stranger.

Source: NBC

Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch to appear on ‘Dressing Funny with Tan France’ – Watch the trailer!

Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch to appear on ‘Dressing Funny with Tan France’ – Watch the trailer!

Netflix dropped the trailer for ‘Dressing Funny with Tan France‘ earlier today and we got a nice surprise with it! Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch will both appear in a future episode, to be released on July 11. The episodes will be available on Netflix’s main Youtube and all Netflix is a Joke social channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Watch the trailer below!

‘Mean Girls’ Licensing Rights Acquired by Music Theatre International

‘Mean Girls’ Licensing Rights Acquired by Music Theatre International

Broadway World is reporting that the theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to the ‘Mean Girls‘ Broadway musical. Read more about it below!

“I’m thrilled that Mean Girls will become available to school, community and regional theaters, because those are my favorite kinds of theaters! I can’t wait to see diverse ensembles around the country make the show their own,” said Tina Fey.

“We are very excited for Mean Girls to become part of the canon of shows that help nurture the next generation of musical theater fans and performers across the globe,” stated Lorne Michaels.

“What a genuine thrill for MTI to represent Mean Girls and be able to bring this hilarious and meaningful musical to theatre groups around the world,” stated Drew Cohen, MTI’s President and CEO. “We have already received countless inquiries from producers around the world at all levels-regional theaters, community theaters, universities, high schools-for the simple reason that the show delivers, both artistically and as box office gold. While remaining true to the beloved film and its now-classic characters, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin have brilliantly adapted the material for the stage and for today’s audiences. Importantly, their work also benefits the entire cast, who have so many opportunities to shine as individuals and as part of a robust ensemble.”

Source: Broadway World