Heather Graham’s directorial debut casts Angela Kinsey, Molly Shannon (exclusive)

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Angela Kinsey, Chris D’Elia, Jason Lewis and Molly Shannon have all signed up to join Heather Graham in her directorial debut, Half Magic.

As production kicks off, Luke Arnold (Black Sails), Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple), Alex Beh (Warren) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) have also been added to the cast.

Graham wrote the script for the sex comedy and will also star in it as Honey. The story centers on Honey’s goal of finding a man to have “hot sex” with. She makes a pact with her two friends (Kinsey and Beatriz) to shut down the self-doubt that interferes with them getting what they deserve, and the trio set out on a search for self-fulfillment.

The Bubble Factory’s Sid, Jon and Bill Sheinberg are producing the film, which began principal photography on June 4.

“From Lena Dunham to Tina Fey to Amy Schumer, I have been inspired by the powerful, unapologetic female comedy voices paving the way for women in the entertainment industry,” says Graham, whose acting credits include The Hangover Part III, At Any Price, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Boogie Nights. “With the knowledge and experience I’ve acquired in my two decades in this business, I’m ready to put my own voice forward on a project inspired by the comical liaisons that my girlfriends and I have found ourselves in with respect to love, friendship and womanhood.”

Kinsey is known for playing Angela on NBC’s hit comedy The Office. She currently co-stars on the TBS comedy Your Family or Mine and Hulu’s The Hotwives. She’s repped by UTA, LINK Entertainment and Felker Toczek.

D’Elia stars in the TV series Undateable and previously appeared on the comedy Whitney. He’s repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.

Lewis starred as Smith Jerrod on the Sex and the City series. He’s repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Silver Lining Entertainment.

Shannon is currently filming TV series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and will next be seen in the Sundance hit Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. She’s repped by UTA, Framework Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson.

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Young Hollywood on the set of “Your Family or Mine”

Young Hollywood catches up with the talented cast of TBS sitcom “Your Family or Mine,” including Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss, Oscar nominee JoBeth Williams, “The Office” alum Angela Kinsey, plus Andrew Lees, Danny Comden, Stephanie Hunt, Kat Foster, and Kyle Howard! The actors share their thoughts on family, in-laws, and meeting that special someone, and we also get a tour around the set, which might look familiar to some ‘Gone Girl’ fans!

Newport Beach Film Festival

Tomorrow night, April 24, the film “All-Stars” will screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival followed by a Q&A with the cast, which includes Angela.

More about the film:

A veteran softball coach returns to his humble league origins to give something back to the community, but when the team of seasoned competitors he was planning on coaching turns out to be a group of inexperienced 10-and-unders he’s forced to return to the fundamentals in order to get them to the All-Stars. As he battles a bench of players who would rather be snacking in the dugout and a squadron of overbearing parents, he must decide what’s more important: whether you win or lose, or how you play the game.

Cast:
Fred Willard, Angela Kinsey, Lance Kinsey, Richard Kind, Michael Hagerty, Illeana Douglas, Miriam Flynn, Seth Morris, Nicole Sullivan

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#ColourBeautiful with Angela

Angela joins WeStopHate.org’s #colourbeautiful movement and shares how she colors her world beautiful!

From WeStopHate.org:

WeStopHate is a Realize Inc. non-profit program dedicated to raising self-esteem in teens (teen-esteem) through various social media platforms that engage teens to help each other gain confidence.

Why? Because teens who are happy with themselves won’t put others down.

Stopping bullying means putting an end to the lifelong, painful consequences that each victim suffers.

Raising teen-esteem creates a better world for us all.

WeStopHate is more than just an anti-bullying program, it’s a call-to-action to stop hate: stop hating on yourself, stop hating on others, stop letting others hate on you.

To find out more, visit WeStopHate.org.

Happy 10 years to The Office!

“The Office” premiered 10 years ago (March 24, 2005) on NBC and Uproxx.com looks back at “Diversity Day,” the episode that defined the show.

Of his iconic TV character from the American version of The Office, Steve Carell once said, “If you don’t know a Michael Scott, then you are Michael Scott.” Actually, it was Ricky Gervais who said that to Scott in regard to his character, David Brent, from the U.K. version of the series, but the basic idea behind it remains terrifying to devoted fans of the hit NBC series. Nobody ever wants to be as awkward and prone to humiliating mistakes both in and out of work like Michael Scott was, but he was certainly a character who was far more realistic than a lot of people realized.

Adapted and developed by Greg Daniels for NBC, the American version of The Office debuted on March 24, 2005, and viewers and critics were intrigued from the start. More than 11 million people tuned in to watch the remake of the British series’ pilot, and it was met with negative reviews from critics who were disappointed that it seemed like a cheap carbon copy. The following week, though, Daniels’ series proved that it could and ultimately would shine on its own, as the episode “Diversity Day” introduced us to the real Michael Scott, and how this horribly awkward goon of a Dunder Mifflin boss would affect the lives of his poor office drones. (In the event you’ve never seen it, the full episode is available on YouTube for $1.99.)

“Diversity Day” has long been praised and remembered by critics as one of the best episodes of the entire nine-season run (IGN, TV.com and Entertainment Weekly each ranked it No. 3 all-time, for example). Some might argue that other favorites like “Fun Run,” “Gay Witch Hunt” and “The Dundies” were more enjoyable, but no episode defined the entire series quite like “Diversity Day.” For the 10th anniversary of the debut of the American version of The Office, we spoke with some of the cast and crew to find out how this episode was made, and how much it means to them a decade later.

Click here to read the full article which includes interviews with several cast members, the director, and writers of “Diversity Day.”

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Also, Angela has been posting behind-the-scenes photos from the show’s 10 years over on YahooTV’s instagram!

SoulPancake’s “Impress Me” picked up by Pop

SoulPancake’s web series “The Impression Guys”, which Angela guest starred in, was recently picked up to air on Pop, the cable network previously known as TV Guide Network:

Pop is adding to its scripted comedy menu by ordering new episodes of the YouTube series “Impress Me,” from Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake banner.

Series created by Ben Shelton stars celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen, who are struggling to transform themselves into dramatic actors. Guest shots in the episodes include Angela Kinsey, Erika Christiansen, Josh Groban, Matt Jones and Weird Al Yankovic.

Pop has picked up six episodes that already aired on Wilson’s SoulPancake YouTube channel, and it has ordered seven more installments. “Impress Me” will bow March 18 in the 10:30 p.m. slot behind Pop’s other new comedy, “Schitt’s Creek.”

Pop prexy Brad Schwartz said “Impress Me” was a good fit with the cable network’s new spin on pop culture-centric programming as it “captures the spirit of celebrity fandom with a ton of heart.”

“This show is about more than two talented celebrity impressionists. It’s about how hard (and hilarious) it can be to follow your heart, even when the cards are stacked against you,” Wilson said. “SoulPancake birthed this baby online, and Pop’s savvy creative team is bold enough to bring it to TV.”

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You can catch “Impress Me” on Pop starting March 18 at 10:30pm. Find out more about the series here.

Zombie Basement

Angela did a web series called Zombie Basement and episode one is now available on YouTube.

About the web series:

Joel and Guffy, two college-aged best friends, try to stave off the boredom and insanity of the Zombie Apocalypse by hosting their own online show from their basement.

Boasting one of the last resources of entertainment left on the planet, they provide content to a handful of world-wide survivors by posting an odd array of interviews, social commentary and “sports” (air hockey) all while their personal lives, loves, fears and foibles are captured on camera for everyone to see.

For more information about Zombie Basement: Official Website | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter

Angela To Star In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘The 46 Percenters’

From Deadline.com:

‘The Office’ alumna Angela Kinsey is set as a lead in ABC’s multi-camera comedy pilot ‘The 46 Percenters’. The casting stems from Kinsey’s collaboration with ABC earlier this development season on a buddy comedy project, which she co-wrote and was attached to star in. ‘The 46 Percenters’ is described as an unromantic romantic comedy about the 46% of the population who choose to stay married as told through the POV of three couples. Kinsey will play half of one of the couples, Marni, a wife and mother. Kinsey, repped by UTA, Link and Felker Toczek, will recur on TBS’ new comedy series ‘Your Family Or Mine’.

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Congratulations, Angela!

The 14th Annual SF Sketchfest

 

Angela will be attending the SF Sketchfest, with the cast of “The Hotwives of Orlando”, on February 7 during their 14th annual comedy festival.

Meet the cast of “The Hotwives of Orlando” as they talk about the most important show that has ever been on the internet. In an “Inside the Actors Studio” forum, you’ll get the inside scoop of the making of this masterpiece. Tears will be shed, lessons will be learned and the actors will be insider-y.

Please note this a 21+ event. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

About the festival:

SF Sketchfest was founded in 2001 by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney as a way to showcase the talents of six Bay Area sketch comedy groups: The Fresh Robots, Kasper Hauser, The Meehan Brothers, Please Leave the Bronx, Totally False People and White Noise Radio Theatre. The festival debuted in January of 2002 at the Shelton Theatre in downtown San Francisco and has grown rapidly into a nationally recognized comedy festival that mixes national headliners, local favorites and the best up-and-coming groups from throughout North America for a month of sketch, improv, stand-up and alternative comedy. A favorite with audiences, critics, and performers alike, the festival has grown substantially to become a highly anticipated artistic showcase that consistently delivers top quality comedic performances, tributes and panel discussions.

You can get more information about the festival here.