January 22, 2017

Tina Fey producing pitch by “SNL” pal


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: A Tina Fey recommendation is all we need to start getting excited about Paula Pell’s new comedic script, currently being optioned by Universal Pictures.

“Paula Pell is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met and I look forward to helping her turn into a real showbiz creep,” said Fey, who has agreed to produce (but not star in) Pell’s screenplay.

Pell wrote for “Saturday Night Live” back when Fey was a cast member. She has gone on to write episodes of “30 Rock,” and even appears as a recurring character named Paula Hornberger.

Details about the project are being kept under wraps, though THR reports that the pitch “will be based on Pell’s childhood diaries.”

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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