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Tina Fey speaks at the RSA Conference

Tina Fey was one of the keynote speakers at the RSA Conference on Friday, March 8. No professional footage or photos have been released so far – but you can read an article about it and watch a YouTube video from her interview (which is actually just audio) below!

How much overlap exists between the worlds of comedy and cybersecurity? “Almost none,” joked actress, writer, and producer Tina Fey in a closing keynote conversation with Hugh Thompson, RSA Conference program chair.

On the surface, she had a point. But a few parallels emerged as the two chatted onstage. For example, Thompson asked Fey about improvisation – a form of theater which, if you’re not familiar, is founded on the premise of agreement. No matter what anyone says on an improv stage, the other actor(s) have to work with it. “Yes, and …” is a phrase core to improv, Fey explained. If another actor disagrees with a statement, the story stops and the show falls flat.

The audience laughed as Thompson put the idea of “yes, and” in a security context: “Someone walks into a room and says ‘yes, we’ve been compromised,’ … ‘yes and, someone just found our data on a Russian website … ‘yes, and somebody from the FBI’s here.'”

Thompson turned the conversation to teambuilding, where there also exists similarities with improv. As long as each actor contributes, the storyline is built. That said, Fey noted, you meet a lot of people who struggle with agreement, and those people don’t have a place on the team.

“People who operate from a place of ‘no’ are very troubling to me,” she added. You want the people on your team who bring ideas; who are willing to fully jump in. At 30 Rock, she said, her team would work 17-hour days, dedicating their time to the project at hand. “With improv, one of the biggest things is you need to lose your fear of failure and fear of embarrassment.”

Fey also pointed out that “you want the most diverse room you can have,” with a team of people who have different points of view. Thompson admitted the industry has been working more on diversity over the past few years, but “we’re making just small progress.”

When staffing a show, Fey said, she looks for both academic intelligence and emotional intelligence to contribute to a mix of skills and personalities. “You need people who are flexible, and people who are committed,” she explained. And, finally, “don’t hire anyone you wouldn’t want to see in the hallway at three o’clock in the morning.”

“That’s true in our industry too,” Thompson joked.

Source: Dark Reading

Tina Fey Stops By The Tonight Show 5th Anniversary Special

Tina Fey Stops By The Tonight Show 5th Anniversary Special

Tina Fey appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for its’ 5th Anniversary Special, inspired by The Larry Sanders Show. The special featured behind the scenes footage, where Tina was jokingly mad at Jimmy. During the interview, Tina talked about Wine Country (and sadly, we didn’t actually get to watch any footage of the movie) and Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ music video. Watch videos below and check out photos in our gallery!

Tina Fey attends the 91st Academy Awards

Tina Fey attends the 91st Academy Awards

Tina Fey attended the 91st Academy Awards tonight in Hollywood, California. Tina, Amy, and Maya opened the show together and presented the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress. As usual, they were hilarious! During an interview, Amy confirmed that Wine Country is indeed coming out on May 10, as it was rumored before. She also said that the movie is also gonna be released in theaters! Check out photos in our gallery and watch videos below!

Sneak Peek: Tina Fey on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Sneak Peek: Tina Fey on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Deadline is giving us an exclusive into Tina’s appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which is set to air on Monday night, February 25. Tina will be there to promote Wine Country, the new Netflix movie she stars in alongside Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and more. Watch the exclusive sneak peek below!

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will take viewers behind the scenes Monday night,  February 25, in a special episode inspired by the The Larry Sanders Show.

Tina Fey will be among Fallon’s guests that night; she’s there to promote her new comedy Wine Country. But, for reasons not known to Fallon, she’s very mad at him. Which she makes very clear as viewers are watching the Wine Country clip.