Jen Celotta Schrute

My favorite cameo from The Office finale episode, hands down, was Jennifer Celotta.

Jennifer is a long-time OfficeTally favorite, having been a producer and writer during the earlier seasons of the show.

She has kidded with us over the years that her dream was to appear as a member of the Schrute family.

She finally got her wish last night! :)

For the full listing of my 2013 set visit content, go here.

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The Office ‘Sabre’ Q&A

Who was the real inspiration behind the Suck It? Was there an unaired Jim/Pam scene? How did cast members react to John as a director? Did NBC censor Michael when he said “Suck b—–“? Which cast member plans to direct an episode of The Office?

But most importantly, will Jen ever fulfill her dream of playing a Schrute?!

These questions and many, many more are answered by The Office’s Jen Celotta, Sabre writer, with a special appearance by John Krasinski, in his Office directorial debut. We also have some surprise visits by other show members!

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Got a ‘Sabre’ question for Jen or John?

I’m so excited that Jen Celotta (update: AND John Krasinski!) have agreed to answer your questions about last night’s episode, Sabre!

Jen’s script. John’s directorial debut on The Office. Kathy Bates and Christian Slater guest star. Greg Daniels’ son returns. David Wallace leaves Sanity Island.

So much to talk about. :)

If you have a question about ‘Sabre,’ please post it in a comment below.

This post will close at 11pm Pacific Time tonight, so get your questions in today!

P.S. We’ve got quite a few duplicate questions now. Before posting yours, make sure it hasn’t already been asked. Thanks!

Jen Celotta at Vancouver IFF Sept. 30

The Office’s writer/producer/director Jen Celotta will be speaking during the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Film and Television Forum on September 30th.

Jen will be speaking along with My Name Is Earl’s Greg Garcia in a session called
“LOL – Comedy Rules”:

Writing for comedy is a very specific skill … and not an easy one. What seems like a straightforward task, i.e. making people laugh, is actually an intricate and idiosyncratic mix of tension, conflict, recall, reference, timing, exaggeration, believability, sympathy, empathy, juxtaposition, satire and parody mixed with context, personality and persuasion. Easy, eh? A comedic writer needs practice and patience to go from the printed page to laugh-out-loud funny. Hear from Emmy Award-winning TV writers about some rules for scripting comedy and developing funny characters.

Link: Film and Television Forum Schedule

P.S. Jen wrote and directed this week’s episode, ‘The Promotion’!

Rainn Wilson, Jen Celotta, and Charlie Grandy win WGA awards

Rainn Wilson Jen Celotta

Rainn Wilson, Aaron Lee, Jennifer Celotta, Billy Kimball

The Writers Guild Awards were held tonight, and sadly, The Office writing team didn’t win in their nominated category — Comedy Series.

However, Rainn Wilson and Jennifer Celotta picked up trophies in the Comedy/Variety Specials category for their work on the Independent Spirit Awards, and Charlie Grandy picked one up for his writing on Saturday Night Live in the Comedy/Variety Series category.

Congratulations, Rainn, Jen, and Charlie!

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