I had the pleasure of participating in a conference call with The Office’s Paul Lieberstein and Amy Ryan this morning, along with bunches of press people. We all got a turn in asking Paul and Amy questions, mainly about Season 5.
From Jenna Fischer’s MySpace blog, dated September 8, 2008:
We are shooting part of our Halloween episode right now. OMG! I cannot wait for you to see everyone in costume this year! It’s AWESOME! I can’t decide who I like best. Our hair, makeup and wardrobe teams worked very hard on this episode. They made our costumes look great but also homemade. I wish they could design my costume for real life! I usually just end up wearing black and orange and a funny hat.
Also this week we are working with Stephen Merchant, co-creator of the British Office. He’s directing an episode this year!
That’s all. Just a little teaser. I’m off to shoot!
T.V. appearance: Rainn Wilson guests on Fox Movie Channel’s Life After Film School. Check your local listings for when it plays in your area.
Merchandise: Calendar.com is offering free shipping on any purchase, plus 15% off any purchase $20 and more. Coupon code: EMFSX9. Check out Calendar.com’s selection of ‘The Office’ 2008 calendars here.
Show filming: from a Cooper’s email — “The TV show ‘The Office’ will be filming at Cooper’s in Scranton this coming Thursday (Sep 11th) for a upcoming episode. The cast will not be here that day. We have been told that they will be filming around the restaurant including people eating lunch. So that being said, if you want to try to get your face on “The Office” TV show stop by for lunch on Thursday!”
Columbia Pictures is getting serious about scaring up a new installment of its blockbuster “Ghostbusters” franchise.
The studio has set “The Office” co-exec producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to write a script for a film designed to bring back together the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson.
TV COMEDY GIANT GREG DANIELS TO RECEIVE THE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2008 OUTSTANDING TELEVISON WRITER AWARD
Five-time Emmy Winner and Adapter of “The Office” Will Accept Award at October Festival
AUSTIN, Texas Sept. 4, 2008 — The Austin Film Festival (AFF) will honor writer, producer and director Greg Daniels with the 2008 Outstanding Television Writer Award at the 15th Annual Austin Film Festival (Oct. 16-23, 2008). Daniels will receive the award at the Austin Film Festival Awards Luncheon presented by AT&T on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at the Austin Club.
AFF co-founder and Executive Director Barbara Morgan said, “We’re thrilled to honor Greg Daniels for his contribution to ground-breaking comedic television on four landmark series all still on the air: “Saturday Night Live,” “The Simpsons,” “King of the Hill” and “The Office.” Throughout his work, Daniels represents the innovative spirit of the Outstanding Television Writer Award. We look forward to hosting him at the Conference.”
NBC Invites You to A Nationwide Office Party on Sept. 25th
To celebrate the Sept. 25th premiere of NBC’s “The Office,” NBC is inviting fans from across the country to hold their own Premiere Parties and watch the first episode of the Emmy Award-winning comedy’s fifth season opener. The first 50 parties who collect enough RSVPs will qualify for special Premiere Packs of official Office goodies shipped to their party from NBC!
To get started, be sure to read all the details and rules here: