Jenna Fischer MySpace blog: A little spoiler

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!

The Weekend Tally

Tidbits about ‘The Office’ show, cast, and staff for the week ending September 7.


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Tipsters: Franchesca, vanfan14, Sara R., Luke, John Webster, Kenna, Vampire-Bat Jim

Greg Daniels to receive Outstanding Television Writer Award

From press release:


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.”

Congratulations, Greg!

More information at the Austin Film Festival blog, or read more of the press release after the jump. Continue reading “Greg Daniels to receive Outstanding Television Writer Award”

Host an Office premiere party!

From NBC:

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:

For “The Office” Board Users:

For DMI Employees:

The deadline to submit your party is Thursday, Sept. 11 at 9am PT/12pm ET.