Second City’s Harold Ramis Film School Opens This Fall
The Second City is expanding with the launch of a comedy-focused film school. According to The Chicago Tribune, Second City Chicago is set to open “the world’s first film school dedicated to comedy,” which it’s named after one of its most famous filmmaker alums: The Harold Ra... [Read More]
Jared Hess to Write and Direct a Movie Featuring Classic Nickelodeon Characters
Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess is bringing classic ’90s Nickelodeon characters to the big screen. According to Deadline, Paramount has teamed up with the director to develop a movie that uses some of Nickelodeon’s most beloved characters in an original story that’s described... [Read More]
Kristen Wiig, Lake Bell, America Ferrera, and More to Appear in Epix’s ‘The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem’
Epix is celebrating International Women’s Day by turning a disappointing Hollywood statistic about gender equality into a six-part docu-series. As Flavorwire reports, on Tuesday, March 8th the network will premiere The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem, which is titled after Dr. Stacy L. Smith&r... [Read More]
Bill Bellamy Says He’s Interested In Writing A ‘How To Be A Player’ Book
Bill Bellamy may soon be adding author to his list of credits. Earlier last week the veteran comedian shared plans for a possible book on North Carolina’s Magic 106.9. While speaking on upcoming projects, he went on to share the idea of writing a ‘How To Be A Player’ book based on... [Read More]
Check Out ‘The Comments’ Starring Paul Scheer, Natasha Leggero, Ken Marino, and More
Comment sections are generally some of the scummiest parts of the internet, and as this new short by Jim and Brian Kehoe called The Comments reveals, the cattiness behind the showbiz comment sections of sites like Deadline aren’t always as anonymous as they seem. Paul Scheer stars in the short... [Read More]
Norman Lear documentary will help open 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Sundance, the annual kick-off of film festival season, has announced most of its 2016 lineup. While a number of comedians will head to Utah in January to represent their roles in a variety of independent comedies, rom-coms and dramedies, there are relatively few selections so far purely centered on ... [Read More]
Episode #40: Wayne Federman
Today's guest, Wayne Federman, has been recording stand-up comedy sets in clubs across America for more than 30 years now since starting out in New York City in the early 1980s. He's also a classically trained actor, studying in college straight from Stella Adler. No wonder, then, he has so many TV ... [Read More]
Edgar Wright’s First Animated Film Will Be All About Shadows
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The World’s End director Edgar Wright just signed on to direct his first animated film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wright will direct and co-write with David Walliams an upcoming animated feature for DreamWorks that will be “centered on the conce... [Read More]
Check Out the Short Film ‘Limbo’ Starring Jon Benjamin and Natasha Leggero
The story behind this new (NSFW!) short film Limbo starring Jon Benjamin is an interesting one: It started out as a story posted on r/WritingPrompts by a writer named Adam Spielman (check out the original post here), which eventually turned into a Kickstarter campaign by filmmakers Fangso Liu and Ha... [Read More]
Comedy team of June Raphael and Casey Wilson developing new ABC comedy “Crystal”
The longtime duo of June Diane Raphael (Burning Love) and Casey Wilson (Saturday Night Live) are developing a new comedy for ABC called Crystal. Writer and podcaster Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime) is writing the show for the television network where the duo has a deal. With Raphael and Wilson super... [Read More]