No, they don’t have the same birthday.
Jennifer Celotta’s birthday is today; Mike’s birthday is actually October 29, but given the craziness of The Office Convention followed by the WGA strike, it completely slipped my mind. Mike, please publicly berate me at your earliest convenience.
Anyway, Happy Birthday to Jen and Happy Belated Birthday to Mike!
Thanks for staying in touch with the fans during this difficult time. You guys rock!
P.S. Wow. I didn’t even give you guys your own separate birthday posts. I’ve turned into Jim.
It was an absolute thrill to welcome The Office’s co-executive producers and writers extraordinaire Michael Schur and Jen Celotta into the OfficeTally Chat Room tonight!
Aside from Mike mistaking Parker for a guy and Jen trying to type replies on a toaster, the chat went very well. They answered questions about the strike and the future of the show.
I talked to Mike afterwards, and he sounded totally pumped about the whole experience. Another chat is a definite possibility for the near future.
A full transcript of the chat after the jump. A few tiny spoilerish tidbits included.
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From The Hollywood Reporter:
“The Office” writer-producer Jennifer Celotta has inked a new two-year overall deal with series producer NBC Universal TV Studio. Under the seven-figure pact, Celotta will continue as a co-executive producer on the Emmy-winning NBC comedy while also developing new projects for the studio.
“Jen is a fantastic person and a tremendous writer,” NBC Uni TV senior vp comedy programming Shelley McCrory said. “She’s become an invaluable player on ‘The Office,’ and we’re thrilled by the opportunity to remain in business with her.”
Jennifer wrote ‘Email Surveillance,’ ‘Drug Testing,’ ‘Grief Counseling,’ and ‘A Benihana Christmas.’
Link: Celotta keeping office at NBCU
The Office writing staff has won TWO 2007 Writers Guild awards!
- COMEDY SERIES: The Office, Written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky
- EPISODIC COMEDY – any length – one airing time: Casino Night (The Office), Written by Steve Carell
Woo-hoo! Congratulations to everybody!
Read a complete list of winners here.
Steve Carell won a second trophy for “The Office” in top comedy episode for writing the “Casino Night” segment … Upon accepting his award, Carell evoked a big laugh by saying tongue-in-cheek, “The other writers did not help me, so I celebrate me.”
The Office has received three nominations for the 2007 Writers Guild Awards:
- COMEDY SERIES. The Office, written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky
- EPISODIC COMEDY, any length, one airing time. Casino Night (The Office), written by Steve Carell
- EPISODIC COMEDY, any length, one airing time. The Coup (The Office), written by Paul Lieberstein
Read the full list of nominees here.
The awards will be presented on February 11 in Los Angeles.
Congratulations to Steve, Paul, and the rest of the writing staff!