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Boom! announces Wet Hot American Summer original graphic novel

Boom! Studios has announced that writer Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool) and artist Noah Hayes (Goldie Vance) are set to deliver the first-ever graphic fiction tie-in to Wet Hot American Summer, with an original graphic novel featuring your favorite characters from Camp Firewood in an all-new story.

“This is such a wonderful and unexpected crossing of my comedy nerdom, and my standard issue comic book nerdom, and I think it will be for readers as well,” said Chris Hastings. “I’ve watched the movie more times than I can count, and I also happen to be a comic book writer who for the life of me, cannot write a somber story. I’ve been looking out for new character interactions that we haven’t seen before, new things to do with spoofing camp movie culture, and I’m also bringing a lot to this from my own time working as a teen camp counselor.
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The Ladies of Parks and Rec Reunited For an Irl Galentine's Day, and Wow, My Heart

Image Source: NBC Parks and Recreation not only gave us some of the most dynamic female characters on TV (and therefore some of the best friendships) but also a real-life holiday to help celebrate the women in our own lives. Thanks to Leslie Knope, the day before Valentine's Day isn't just Feb. 13 but Galentine's Day. While Feb. 14 is typically devoted to your significant other, the day before is about "ladies celebrating ladies, like Lilith Fair minus the angst." Leslie and co. don't let a year go by without celebrating it on the show, and it looks like their real-life counterparts don't either. Aubrey Plaza, who played April on all seven seasons of the NBC comedy, shared a selfie on Instagram of her, Amy Poehler (Leslie Knope), Rashida Jones (Ann Perkins), and Kathryn Hahn (Jennifer Barkley) ringing in the fun day.
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‘Parks and Recreation’ Stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza Reunite for Galentine’s Day (Photo)

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza Reunite for Galentine’s Day (Photo)
Parks and Recreation” stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza and Kathryn Hahn reunited for a Galentine’s Day photo, commemorating one of the most famous episodes of the NBC show. “Happy happy galentine’s day. These women keep me alive,” Plaza posted on Instagram on Tuesday. In season 2 of the NBC show, Leslie Knope (Poehler) gets the girls together for Galentine’s Day brunch: “It’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith...
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Amy Poehler Reunites with Her Parks and Rec Costars for Galentine's Day

Amy Poehler Reunites with Her Parks and Rec Costars for Galentine's Day
Ladies celebrating ladies.

Amy Poehler reunited with her Parks and Recreation costars for a real-life celebration of Galentine’s Day, an unofficial holiday introduced on the sitcom’s second season that takes place, annually, on February 13. The Saturday Night Live alum, 46, posed for a girl power selfie with Kathryn Hahn, Rashida Jones and Aubrey Plaza.

“Happy happy galentine’s day,” Plaza wrote on Instagram alongside the snap. “These women keep me alive. ”

Jones captioned the same photo, “Galentine’s Day! Forever and ever ”

Poehler played politician Leslie Knope on the popular show, while Jones was her Bff Ann Perkins. Plaza played angsty intern April Ludgate,
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Women Masturbating on Film: The Radical Sexuality of ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Princess Cyd’

Women Masturbating on Film: The Radical Sexuality of ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Princess Cyd’
Betty Dodson has made a career out of teaching women to masturbate, but she’s only one woman. “You first have to be self-sexual, and then you can have sex with other people,” Dodson said recently, summarizing a life philosophy that has crowned her the grand dame of radical sex positivity. “The love affair — the sex affair — that we have with ourselves is the primary one. It should be ongoing throughout our life, and we should honor it.”

Dodson’s ideas reached a wider audience last fall, when “Broad City” sent Ilana to a sex therapist named Betty in search of her lost orgasm. (The culprit: Donald Trump.) Titled “Witches,” the episode spawned countless think pieces and was a standout in a series that has promoted sex positivity from the beginning. But “Broad City” is a comedy, and while its impact is vast, it is largely felt by a self-selecting
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Goodbye Lena Dunham! Why John Early is millennial comedy’s new king

From his hipster satire in Search Party to Britney Spears impressions, the Tennessee comic’s joyful characters mark a departure from self-absorbed twentysomething humour

In one of the final episodes of subversive murder mystery series Search Party, John Early’s fantastically vainglorious character Elliott has an epiphany. He sits at the desk of his book publisher and addresses a room of staff who are impatiently waiting for a first draft of his autobiography. “Here’s the truth. I don’t want to work. I don’t like working. Work sucks,” he declares after a long, meditative sigh. “Working feels bad and I don’t ever want to work one more day in my entire life. Oh my God, it feels so good to say that!” Combined with his ridiculously contrarian outfit – a gaudy striped smock, a cream Sherlock cap and a pair of patterned swimming trunks – Elliott exudes the much-examined
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How Leslie Knope and Beautiful Tropical Fish Ann Perkins Set the Standard For TV Friendship

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Parks and Recreation has been off the air for a few years now, but thanks to the power of modern technology (i.e., Netflix and Hulu), you can still revisit the series, especially in these uncertain times. In a TV show full of straight-up nice people, one of the best friendships (and dude, there are so many good ones) is that of Ann and Leslie. The nurse and the public servant don't even know each other when the series kicks off, but by the end of the show, you've watched them create and nurture the greatest love of all. They also teach us lessons in how to get there along the way: being supportive when your friend needs you, being tough when your friend is being a butthead, and delivering the most delicious, over-the-top compliments one could possibly dream up. Here's a tribute to the TV friendship that now sets the standard for TV friendships.
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Kat Coiro Will Make Pilot Directorial Debut with Liz Meriwether’s “Daddy Issues”

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Kat Coiro is making her pilot directorial debut. Deadline confirms that Coiro will helm “Daddy Issues,” the Fox comedy pilot produced by Liz Meriwether (“New Girl”) and written by and starring Erin Foster (“Barely Famous”). The project centers on the relationship between two sisters and their womanizing father.

Sister Andi, played by Foster, “is perpetually single and has become her dad’s wingman, and Jane, the perfect one … is married and takes joy in Andi’s failures,” Deadline summarizes. The sisters’ “lives are turned upside down when their dad starts dating Andi’s 30-year-old best friend from college.”

Coiro previously directed feature “A Case of You,” episodes of “The Mick,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” and several shorts.

As the source notes, Coiro’s hire is a positive sign for the 2018–19 season. 2017–18 saw no pilots helmed by first-time female pilot directors.

Including “Daddy Issues,” eight 2018–19 pilots
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8 Exhilarating Winter Olympics Movies, From ‘I, Tonya’ to ‘Cool Runnings’

8 Exhilarating Winter Olympics Movies, From ‘I, Tonya’ to ‘Cool Runnings’
There’s nothing quite like the drama (and, on occasion, trauma) of Olympic-level sports to rally even the most relaxed of audience members. When this year’s Winter Olympics — the 23rd in the contemporary iteration of the event — stages its opening ceremony this Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it will herald in over two weeks of the very best that the athletic world has to offer. Even better: it’s all real.

But for those interested in cinematic renditions of stories of grit, determination, and often a metric ton of sequins, the movie world has provided a few choice picks. From the drama of such classics as “Downhill Racer” to the joy of “Cool Runnings” and the wacky happenstance of “I, Tonya,” check out eight solid gold picks for some Olympics-centric binge-watching below (if you can find the time during watching the actual events unfold in the coming weeks).

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Fox Orders Kevin Hart Presentation ‘Lil Kev’ As Part Of Big Animated Series Push

Exclusive: Fox has picked up Lil Kev, an animated pilot presentation based on the comedy of Kevin Hart, which he will be voicing alongside Wanda Sykes, Keith Robertson, Gerald “Slink” Johnson and Deon Cole. The 20th Century Fox TV/Lionsgate TV project, written by Michael Price (The Simpsons) and Matt Claybrooks (Everybody Hates Chris), is one of several animated series in the works at Fox, including another pilot presentation for a half-hour comedy from Amy Poehler, The Si…
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Love, Gilda to open Tribeca by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-02-06 22:23:19

Love, Gilda will open Tribeca Film Festival Photo: Courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced it will open its 17th edition with the world premiere of documentary Love, Gilda on April 18.

The film, which is the feature debut of director Lisa D'Apolito, celebrates the life and work of comedian Gilda Radner. A trailblazer for female comedians, her impact on the entertainment industry has endured almost four decades.

The festival say the film is "a true autobiography of a pioneering woman, told in her own words and in her own voice". The pres release adds: "It weaves together audiotapes, rare home movies, diary entries, and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her including: Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong; SNL original cast members Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, and Paul Shaffer; as well as Lorne Michaels (SNL creator and producer), Alan Zweibel (SNL
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Gilda Radner Documentary to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Gilda Radner Documentary to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
Love, Gilda, a new documentary about Gilda Radner, the beloved comedian and an original Saturday Night Live cast member, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 18th. 

"As a festival that has always supported women's voices and is largely run by women, we are incredibly proud to celebrate the inimitable voice of Gilda during the opening night of our Festival," Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and CEO of the Tribeca Film Festival, said in a statement. "Gilda Radner was a comedic force-of-nature who opened doors and thrilled audiences while
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Tribeca Film Festival to Open with Lisa D’Apolito’s Gilda Radner Doc “Love, Gilda”

“Love, Gilda”

The 17th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will kick off with a portrait of Gilda Radner. The comedian is the subject of “Love, Gilda,” the fest’s opening film. Directed and produced by Lisa D’Apolito, the documentary features readings from the Emmy and Grammy winner’s personal diaries and includes interviews with Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong, among others.

Radner was one of seven original cast members on “Saturday Night Live.” Her most beloved characters included Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella, and Lisa Loopner. She died at the age of 42 from ovarian cancer.

“Love, Gilda” marks D’Apolito’s feature debut.

“As a Festival that has always supported women’s voices and is largely run by women, we are incredibly proud to celebrate the inimitable voice of Gilda during the opening night of our Festival,” said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and CEO of the Tribeca Film Festival.
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Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival

Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival will launch its 17th edition with the world premiere of the Gilda Radner documentary “Love, Gilda” on April 18.

CNN Films is presenting “Love, Gilda,” which will screen at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, produced by 3 Faces Films in association with Motto Pictures. It’s directed and produced by Lisa D’Apolito with the support of the Gilda Radner estate.

The film is told in Radner’s own words. It weaves together audiotapes, home movies, diary entries, and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong; “Saturday Night Live” original cast members Chevy Chase and Laraine Newman, and original music director Paul Shaffer; as well as “SNL” creator and producer Lorne Michaels, “SNL” writer Alan Zweibel, composer Stephen Schwartz, Second City CEO Andrew Alexander, and longtime friend Martin Short.

Radner was as an original cast member of “Saturday Night Live” from
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Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival

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Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival
Director Lisa D’Apolito’s “Love, Gilda,”a feature-length documentary about the late comedian Gilda Radner, will open the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The film weaves together audiotapes, rare home movies, diary entries and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong; “SNL” original cast members Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, and Paul Shaffer; as well as Lorne Michaels, Alan Zweibel, Stephen Schwartz, Second City CEO Andrew Alexander and long-time friend and actor Martin Short. The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by At&T, will kick off on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, with...
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Tribeca Film Festival Set to Open With Gilda Radner-Focused Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’

Tribeca Film Festival Set to Open With Gilda Radner-Focused Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will open with an appropriately New York City-centric film: Lisa D’Apolito’s fully authorized Gilda Radner documentary “Love, Gilda,” billed as an “intimate portrait” of the beloved comedy legend and original “Saturday Night Live” star. The film’s world premiere will open the festival on Wednesday, April 18 with an opening night event at the Beacon Theatre. This year’s festival runs April 18 – 29.

The film is directed and produced by D’Apolito with the support of the Gilda Radner estate, and the festival touts it as “a true autobiography of a pioneering woman, told in her own words and in her own voice.” Radner passed away from cancer in 1989.

The new documentary includes audiotapes, rare home movies, and diary entries from Radner herself, along with interviews with her friends and those inspired by her, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Cecily Strong, Chevy Chase,
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Tribeca 2018 announces opening night selection

Festival set to run in New York City from April 18-29.

The world premiere of Love, Gilda will open the 17th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, festival brass announced on Tuesday (February 6).

The CNN Films documentary follows the career and impact of Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Gilda Radner and is produced by 3 Faces Films in association with Motto Pictures.

Radner was an original cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) who famously poked fun at television presenter stereotypes. She was married to Gene Wilder until her death from ovarian cancer in 1989 at the age of 42.

Director Lisa D’Apolito uses audiotapes, home movies, diary entries, and interviews with those who knew Radner, among them SNL alumni Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong. Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer, and Lorne Michaels also feature in the documentary. Submarine handles sales.

“As a festival that has always supported women’s voices and is largely
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Brooke Posch Joins Jax Media As President Of Original Programming

Brooke Posch, former co-head at Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite production company, has joined Tony Hernandez’s Jax Media as President of Original Programming. In her new position, Posch will executive produce and oversee development on both east and west coasts for Jax. Posch, who had been Poehler's producing partner at Paper Kite for two and a half years, left the company in December to relocate back to New York. The hire of seasoned development excessive Posch marks a new…
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Brooke Posch, Former Paper Kite Chief, Named Jax Media Programming President

Brooke Posch has been named original programming president of Jax Media. In her new role, Posch will oversee development and executive produce the east and west coasts.

Posch most recently served as executive producer and co-head of Paper Kite Productions, where she developed multiple pilots and series alongside company founder Amy Poehler. She will continue to serve as an executive producer on Comedy Central’s “Broad City” as well as NBC’s upcoming competition reality series “Making It.” She also served as an executive producer on “Difficult People.”

Posch was previously senior VP of East Coast development and production at Comedy Central. She joined the cabler in 2009 and developed such hits as “Inside Amy Schumer” and she steered the development of the upcoming “Minority Report with Larry Wilmore.”

Before Comedy Central, Posch worked in development at MTV.

Jax Media was founded in 2011 by Tony Hernandez with Lilly Burns and John Skidmore. Among the show
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Jax Media Taps Brooke Posch as Original Programming President

Jax Media is bolstering its executive ranks.

The production company known for comedy hits like Broad City and Inside Amy Schumer has hired Brooke Posch as president of original programming. The Comedy Central alum will executive produce and oversee both East and West Coast development.

Posch joins Jax Media from Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, where she developed multiple pilots and series alongside Poehler as the company’s executive producer and co-head. Previously, she served as senior vp original programming and development at Comedy Central, where she first worked on Jax shows.

Posch continues to serve as an...
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