A new ‘Broad City’ Featurette has been released, in which Amy Poehler talks about her appearance in the web series finale and how she became executive producer of the show. Watch it below!
Ahead of the Women in Film Gala tonight, Amy Poehler talked to Variety about her recent projects such as Wine Country, Duncanville, and Making it. She also talked about Paper Kite (her production company) having different projects. Read it below!
Golden Globe-winning actress-writer-producer-director Poehler is receiving the Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award, which celebrates the ongoing achievements of an individual whose work nurtures the advancement of their female collaborators.
Poehler says she’s “delighted, especially since I’m sharing the evening with so many impressive women.”
And in Hollywood’s rapidly changing social landscape, Poehler has certainly noticed recent positive change.
“More women of color are telling their stories and more women are behind the camera,” she notes, as well as “the changing faces and broadening minds of the ultimate gatekeepers.”
Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne and the writers of ‘Russian Doll‘ attended the Inside The Writer’s Room Of ‘Russian Doll’ Panel Event at the Writers Guild Theater last night (June 5) in Beverly Hills, California. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event!
Updated on June 25, 2019: The full conversation has been released in audio format and you can listen to it below!
Audio source: wgfoundation.org
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman were interviewed by Deadline to talk about ‘Making It‘. They discussed the positive side of the show, how they came up with the idea, teased the upcoming Season 2, and much more. Read the interview below!
Comedic powerhouses with incomparable rapport, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman recently ventured into unfamiliar territory with Making It, their first unscripted series. Spearheading the project through her Paper Kites shingle, Poehler’s pitch for the show was beautiful and succinct. “I think she said, ‘We want it to be a hug of a television show,’” Offerman recalls.
Hosted and executive produced by the Parks and Recreation alums, NBC’s crafting series centers on incredibly talented individuals working in various disciplines, who share a penchant and a gift for making intricate works of art by hand. A breezy and good-hearted reality competition series, with little actual emphasis on competition, Making It was crafted like any of the works on display—with a lot of thought, hard work and heart.
From Poehler’s perspective, the show was exciting because it felt unique, like “its own animal in the world of unscripted.” A craftsmen himself—who oversees a Los Angeles woodworking collective, in between other jobs—Offerman brought a lifetime of experience to the table, and found the project equally stimulating, approaching Making It with a specific mission in mind. While engaging in “tomfoolery” with his longtime friend, he wanted to illustrate the magic of crafting, and its considerable value —not only to the individual, but also to the world at large.
Back in April, Amy attended Deadline’s Contenders Emmys event and they are slowly releasing some videos from the panels. In this video, Abbi and Amy talked about how ‘Broad City‘ explored female friendships. Unfortunately, the video can’t be embedded, so head over to Deadline’s website to watch it!
This year marked the series finale of Broad City, a show that put a millennial spin on the female-led comedy and spoke to a very specific generation of women. Co-created by and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and executive produced by Amy Poehler, the Comedy Central series ran five seasons, and through all the off-center New York City stoner adventures, it resonated with audiences and will continue to do so.
Jacobson and Poehler talked during Deadline’s fourth annual The Contenders Emmys about saying goodbye to the series and its impact.
“It’s such an extremely beautiful exploration of female friendship,” Poehler told the Paramount Theater crowd of TV Academy and guild voters. “I know the people relate to that show fell the same way. They own part of that friendship.”
Broad City marks the first series Poehler has produced outside of Parks and Recreation, and she says it’s been a wonderful journey for the show. She also managed to slip in that the show hasn’t been Emmy-nominated yet, “so chop-chop!” she insisted.
Jacobson shared a story about how a fan silently mouthed “Congratulations” to her while she was at lunch in Brooklyn the weekend after the finale aired. She appreciates the fact that the show has resonate with fans and said, “That’s the biggest compliment I could ever ask for.”Source: Deadline