Ellie Kemper in ‘Bridesmaids’

Summary: Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend (Maya Rudolph) and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony.

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper

Directed by: Paul Feig

Website: Bridesmaids

Release Date: May 13, 2011


P.S. Who else do you recognize from The Office in this movie?

A Night of 140 Tweets

On Friday, March 12, 140 Twitterati performed their tweets on stage at the Upright Citizens Brigade for A Night of 140 Tweets.

Sponsored by Funny or Die, Stillerstrong.org, and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 100% of the proceeds of “A Night of 140 Tweets’ go to Artists For Peace and Justice to benefit the Haitian School Initiative.

Here are ‘The Office’ peeps who lent their twittering twalents:

  • Rainn Wilson
  • Ed Helms
  • Mindy Kalling
  • Ellie Kemper
  • Paul Feig
  • Mike Schur
  • Rob Riggle (“Captain Jack” from the booze cruise)
  • Rich Sommer (Pam’s art school friend “Alex”)
  • James Urbaniak (Dwight’s friend “Rolf”)
  • Rob Huebel (Holly’s boyfriend “AJ”)

The video is pretty awesome (warning: parts are NSFW). Download at iTunes below!

Link: A Night of 140 Tweets (no longer available)

Paul Feig interview with Austinist

Paul Feig has directed over a dozen episodes of The Office since Season 2, most recently the wedding episode, ‘Niagara.’

Austinist interviewed Paul this past weekend during the Austin Film Festival:

What’s coming up for you? You have more Office, we’re guessing.

Yeah, I’m probably going to do the season finale over there. Now I’m only kind of doing the big episodes. I just did the wedding episode.

Right. Did you get an insane amount of attention after that?

That was nice. That really did get a lot of…a lot of people saw it, which was really exciting for me. The Office runs really well now and there’s a lot of people, like a lot of the producers and the writers are directing now, which is great because they know the show. I was there last year as a producer/director, directing a bunch and then overseeing the transition of a lot of these people to directing, so I would kind of stand behind them and help them out. But now I feel like they’re kind of up and running. And it’s fun for me to change up styles. I love doing the fake documentary style and I have other projects in that similar genre, but it’s really fun for me now to be doing the Nurse Jackie’s and the Bored to Death’s, which are very stylized, more traditional filmmaking. I, again, love jumping around and all that. I don’t like to get too settled in one area because a) you’ll start to develop bad habits and b) you’ll just start to kind of forget how to do the other ones. So, for me, the perfect balance is to go from handheld documentary to very stylized with cranes and dollies and steady-cams and all of that.

Yeah, and you’ve also stopped by a number of other TV shows like Weeds and Mad Men.

Yeah, I’ve been lucky. I get to jump around to a lot of cool shows. I have to credit my agent. I have this amazing TV agent who I’ve been with–Renee Kurtz–for quite a while and she has always steered me to the best shows. She was the one that pushed me to do Arrested Development. She pushed me to do The Office; I didn’t want to do The Office ‘cause it was based on the British one, which I loved. I was like I don’t want to be involved with that. She was like, “You gotta do it. You gotta do it.” She pushed me to Weeds; she pushed me to literally every one of those shows. You know, given my own devices, I’ll sort of go into myself and work on my own projects. But directing for TV–other people’s shows–has been the third step of film school for me because I get to experiment. I get to work with amazing, talented people. Go into the writing rooms and work with these amazing actors: you know, Edie Falco, Steve Carrell, Tina Fey. It’s so mind-blowing and you never stop learning. You never stop learning. The juice I get from that…I love it.

The Office’s Paul Feig wins Directors Guild Award

Paul Feig

The Office’s Paul Feig has won an award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series by the Directors Guild of America, for his work on ‘Dinner Party.’

“We’re in a real golden age of TV comedy, and I’m just happy to be part of it,” Feig said backstage.

Congratulations, Paul!

And kudos to his team Robert Rothbard, Kelly Cantley, Jennie O’Keefe, Jasmine Alhambra, and Alicia Cho! YAY OFFICE!

Link: `The Office,’ `Waltz With Bashir’ earn DGA honors

Tipster: Matt

The Weekend Tally

Tidbits about ‘The Office’ show, cast, and staff for the week ending September 28.

(Tallyheads, I was inundated with hundreds of tips this week. I’m sorry I couldn’t include everyone’s!)


Tipsters: Deanna, Red, I Braveheart, Kelsi, Ari, Jen, ItsOnlyMeredith, Andrea, Aporjib, Amee, Susan