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Tina Fey announces ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ interactive special

Tina Fey announces ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ interactive special

Tina Fey announced a new ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ interactive special during a panel held on Wednesday (May 8) in NYC. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event and you can watch the video of the announcement below!

Three months after wrapping its four-season run on Netflix, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is returning.

The streamer on Wednesday announced that it is reteaming with creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for an interactive special featuring stars Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane. The special is similar to Netflix’s Black Mirror film Bandersnatch in that viewers will be able to make choices for the characters.

“We’re thrilled to announce that we’re about to start production on an all-new interactive Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt special, set to debut on Netflix in 2020,” Fey said Wednesday during a Netflix For Your Consideration Emmy panel. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was one of the first original comedy series on Netflix, and now it will be its first interactive comedy event. Fans will be able to make choices on behalf of our characters, taking different story paths with, of course, different jokes. I think it’s a great fit for our show and will be a great way to officially complete the series.”

Fey and Carlock will return to executive produce alongside Jeff Richmond, Sam Means and David Miner. The special, like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, hails from Universal Television.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

E! Cancels ‘Busy Tonight’

E! Cancels ‘Busy Tonight’

Last night, Busy Philipps announced the sad news that ‘Busy Tonight’ won’t be returning for another season on E! She says she hopes the show can live in a different place from now on. Tina Fey is an executive producer on the show and on Monday (May 13) she will be a guest alongside Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, and Paula Pell. Let’s hope we can get some good news soon.

Tina Fey to attend ‘Comedy vs. Cancer’ fundraiser

Tina Fey to attend ‘Comedy vs. Cancer’ fundraiser

Tina will be making an appearance at ‘Comedy vs. Cancer’ fundraiser, which will be happening on May 14 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. You can find out more about the event below!

NYC hospital Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will be hosting a special night of comedy in their “Comedy vs. Cancer” fundraiser event on Tuesday, May 14 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre. The show, which aims to “end blood cancers through humor and hope,” will be hosted by Nick Kroll, with appearances from Kroll’s friends John Mulaney, Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, and Andrew Rannells, with other “surprise guests” expected to appear.

Tickets are almost sold out but you can still get pricey VIP packages (remember, it’s for a good cause). You can also find out more info via Memorial Sloan Kettering’s website.

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Paramount Network Int’l Sets ‘Mean Girls: The Movie and More’ as Live London Event

Paramount Network Int’l Sets ‘Mean Girls: The Movie and More’ as Live London Event

Paramount has announced today a Live Event for Means Girls, which will take place in London on June 12-16. The news come from The Hollywood Reporter. Read more about the event below!

Viacom’s Paramount Network International on Wednesday unveiled Mean Girls: The Movie and More, its first-ever live experiential event, which will take place in London in June.

The offering tied to the high-school comedy, which starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, among others, means that the channel will join Viacom’s other flagship international network brands in breaking into the live events business, which management has focused on as part of its push into new businesses and revenue sources.

Mean Girls is an iconic cult hit that audiences around the world love,” said Jill Offman, executive vp of Paramount Network International. “From its popular Broadway show and video games, to thousands of memes and iconic quotes, we felt like the film should be brought to life for fans in a way only Paramount, and the power of Viacom, could create.”

Mean Girls: The Movie and More will take place June 12-June 16 at Seymour Leisure Centre in London’s Marylebone neighborhood, which will be transformed into Mean Girls’ North Shore High School. Fans will be able to screen the hit Paramount Pictures movie, walk through set recreations, participate in such photo opportunities as Burn Book selfies and prom pictures, have themed food and drinks, as well as get themed swag.

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Tina Fey To Produce Adaptation of Carol Burnett’s Memoir

Tina Fey To Produce Adaptation of Carol Burnett’s Memoir

Tina Fey is set to produce an adaptation of Carol Burnett’s memoir ‘Carrie and Me‘. The news comes from Deadline. Read more about Tina’s new project below!

EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features is giving the film treatment to New York Times bestseller Carrie and Me, the memoir from multi-hyphenate Hollywood icon Carol Burnett written as a tribute to her late daughter Carrie Hamilton. Brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms have been brought on to adapt the screenplay. Burnett is producing the project via her Mabel Cat Productions company along with Tina Fey and Eric Gurian under their production company banner Little Stranger, and I, Tonya screenwriter and producer Steven Rogers.

Published in 2013, the novel shares intimate details of Carrie’s life as the daughter of one of the most beloved figures on television and in film. Burnett opens up about her daughter’s journey from teenage drug addiction to her sober adult life where she found happiness and success as an actress and a writer before her untimely passing from cancer at age 38.

The film will follow the highs and lows of Burnett’s life as a working mother, actress, and producer – all told through her relationship with her daughter Carrie.

Little Stranger’s Jeff Richmond will serve as executive producer.

Source: Deadline

Jumpstart Honors Tina Fey as Part of 25th Anniversary Celebration

Jumpstart Honors Tina Fey as Part of 25th Anniversary Celebration

Tina Fey is being honored by Jumpstart, nominating her as one ofJumpstart’s 25 Faces of 2019! You can read Tina’s words and read more about it below!

Jumpstart is excited to announce that Tina Fey has accepted the nomination as one of Jumpstart’s 25 Faces and shared her thoughts on how early literacy has played a role in her life.

“At a time when everyone loves to argue, the importance of Jumpstart’s mission is inarguably important. Reading shapes our imaginations and opens our minds to the world around us. Every child should get the early childhood skills that will help him be an avid reader,” said actor, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright Tina Fey, Jumpstart 25 Faces honoree.

“When I was in 8th grade I got to do an independent research project of my own choosing. I wanted to ‘study comedy’ and the only book I found was Joe Franklin’s Encyclopedia of Comedians. I was an eighties kid reading about vaudeville stars like Fanny Brice, Moms Mabley and Joe E. Brown – and I loved it. If I hadn’t found that book, I might have had to become a lawyer or something.”

As part of our nation-wide celebrations, we want to recognize and honor those individuals who have played a major role in Jumpstart’s history. Tina Fey participated in two Jumpstart Scribbles to Novels events and supported Jumpstart through Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon promotion.

Source: Jstart.org