Upright Citizens Brigade joins SiriusXM RadioMar 30, 2015
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater will start a weekly hourlong live radio show on SiriusXM Radio, that satellite radio company announced. "Live From UCB Theater" will record a different show each week at its theaters in New York and Los Angeles, showcasing the comedy troupe's usual mix of improv, sketch comedy and stand-up. The first episode will run at 11 p.m. on Saturday on the radio service's Raw Dog Comedy Channel. The partnership increases the potential audience for Upright Citizens Brigade performances from 245, the maximum number of seats sold at its two theaters combined, to 20.6 million, the reported number of SiriusXM subscribers. "This is just one step in our secret evil plan to take over the world! Oops," Amy Poehler, a founding member of the group, said in a statement. The initial shows will include "Totally J/K," hosted by Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel; Waiting for Obama: A Night at the Hall of Presidents; and The Roast of Justin Bieber. "We were always told we had a face for radio," Ms. Poehler said. "We just never knew it would be satellite."
Natasha Leggero to host Golden Trailer Awards; Jon Daly to write & presentMar 30, 2015
Cowboys and space aliens battle robots and pirates for the Best Summer Blockbuster Trailer award, while for Best in Show, it's David v. Goliath in the eternal standoff between indies and majors. For the 12th year, at the Golden Trailer Awards, top talent will host and present the honors for the art and fun of movie promos.
As trailers for movies from mega-million blockbusters to tiny indies vie for honor, the fun-filled 12th Annual Golden Trailer Awards show will be hosted by Last Comic Standing judge, Natasha Leggero. Presenting trophies for the best movie promos are comedians Jon Daly (also head-writer for the show), Darren Carter, legendary voice-over actor Jim Cummings, actors Clancy Brown and Patrick Fabian and teen heartthrob Dylan Minette. The announcement was made by Golden Trailer Executive Director Evelyn Brady-Watters and Executive Producer Monica Brady, who also released the line-up of this year's sponsors, topped by JetBlue, Porsche and Variety.
Noteworthy nominees for 2011 include such titles as Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, documentary The Pat Tillman Story, The Social Network, Cars 2 and The Hangover Part II. The full list is available on . Internationally recognized as the top honors in the field, The Golden Trailer Awards recognize achievement in the art of movie promotion. But the awards night also celebrates the sheer fun of trailers, one of the most popular forms of streaming video online, with billions of views each year. Sixteen of the 62 categories of Golden Trailer Awards will be distributed at the live show in a night of comedy and entertainment. The event is open to the public, with limited tickets still available for purchase on the website.
SPONSORS OF THE 12th ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS:
Returning as major sponsors this year are JetBlue and Porsche. For the first time, Variety has signed on as exclusive trade media sponsor, with additional sponsors including long-time supporter Steiner Studios, as well as National CineMedia, The Darling Agency, Rok!t, PRG, Position Music, Firstcom, and Dailytrailer.com.
HOST AND PRESENTERS:
Actress-comedian Natasha Leggero, this year's host, is best known for her frequent appearances on Chelsea Lately and as a judge on the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing. Among her many TV credits are spots on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and roles in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Sarah Silverman Program. She will be seen this fall in NBC's new series, Free Agents. Presenters are: Actor Clancy Brown (The Kurgan in Highlander, HBO's Carnivale); Comedian Darren Carter, who has been seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, and Showtime's Comics Without Borders; Emmy-winning voice-over actor Jim Cummings - named a Disney Legend in 2010, and the voice of Winnie the Pooh since 1988 - has hundreds of credits in television, movies and video-games (including Featherstone in Gnomeo and Juliet), and has been nominated for three Annie Awards for his work in animation; comedian and Golden Trailer Awards head writer Jon Daly, a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade whose credits include The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live; actor Patrick Fabian whose dozens of film, TV and stage credits include HBO's Big Love and The Last Exorcism; and Dylan Minnette, nominee for Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film for his role in the horror flick, Let Me In, whose recurring TV roles include Men of a Certain Age and Lost.
Rob Riggle to star in The BoondoggleMar 30, 2015
NALA Films has set Paul Blart: Mall Cop helmer Steve Carr to direct and Rob Riggle and Thomas Lennon to star in The Boondoggle, the comedy that the producer/financier bought in January as a spec. Riggle and Lennon play two guys who attend a boondoggle business trip. Despite the island-paradise setting, everything possible goes awry. Christopher Halvorson wrote the original draft. The film will shoot in late summer with NALA Films funding it.
NALA's Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Caamano Loquet are producing with Joe Roth, Palak Patel and Barrett Stuart. Shooting will get underway in the summer. Carr's Rumpus Entertainment partner Jason Taragan will be exec producer. Riggle will next be seen in the Tom Hanks-directed Larry Crowne and is shooting 21 Jump Street, while Lennon will next be seen in Bad Teacher. Lennon, who rewrote this script with Riggle, usually writes with Ben Garant, who hatched Night at the Museum and Reno 911!
NALA Films just financed and produced House of My Father, the Spanish-language comedy that stars Will Ferrell, and the Max Winkler-directed Ceremony.