IMDb > Amy Poehler > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 1999

1-20 of 342 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


‘Pitch Perfect’ Director Jason Moore to Helm Fox’s ‘Hair Wars’ Movie

25 July 2016 11:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox 2000 has tapped “Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore to helm “Hair Wars,” based on a pitch from “Fresh Off the Boat” creator and showrunner Nahnatchka Khan.

Fox 2000 won a bidding war for the project, which will be written by Khan and is based on a competition in which hair salons compete through song and dance numbers.

Moore made his directorial debut with “Pitch Perfect,” which starred Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson and grossed $115 million worldwide. That success has led to a pair of sequels.

Moore also directed last year’s “Sisters,” starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. That comedy grossed $87 million domestically and $105 million worldwide.

Khan’s “Fresh Off the Boat” has been renewed for a third season by ABC. It centers on a Taiwanese family living in the U.S. in the ’90s and stars Randall Park and Constance Wu.

Khan also created comedy “Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23. »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Mike Birbiglia’s ‘Don’t Think Twice’ Is A Sharp, Funny Look At Friendship, Ego & Sacrifice [Review]

20 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

On stages at Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, iO, and more, writers and performers hone the art of comedy improv, chasing funny ideas into the unknown with the hope of arriving somewhere worthwhile. For some the goal is to create their own improv group; for others, the form is just the road to movies and […]

The post Mike Birbiglia’s ‘Don’t Think Twice’ Is A Sharp, Funny Look At Friendship, Ego & Sacrifice [Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Charlie Schmidlin

Permalink | Report a problem


STX Taps New Line’s Sam Brown as Production Chief, Replacing Cathy Schulman

19 July 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran New Line executive Sam Brown has joined STX Entertainment as head of production for its motion picture group, replacing Cathy Schulman.

Brown worked on “Central Intelligence,” “San Andreas,” “Horrible Bosses,” the “Harold & Kumar” series and the upcoming “Fist Fight” with Ice Cube; “Going in Style,” starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin; and “The House” starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

Stx’s top releases have been “The Gift” and “The Boy.” Its dramas “The Free State of Jones” and “The Secret in Their Eyes” have underperformed.

Schulman will be moving into a new corporate role within Stx Entertainment, overseeing the launch of a significant new initiative with pending details forthcoming.

Adam Fogelson, chairman of the Stx Entertainment Motion Picture Group, made the announcement. Brown will oversee production and development activities on Stx’s upcoming slate of films.

He was most recently a senior VP of production for »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Brown named Stx film production chief

19 July 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The executive most recently served as senior vice-president of production for New Line Cinema and will occupy the role of head of production for the motion picture group.

Brown’s hire comes 15 months after the appointment of Cathy Schulman, the former Mandalay Entertainment production head, who is transitioning into a corporate role.

A spokesperson said Schulman would oversee the launch of “a significant new initiative with pending details forthcoming.”

The new arrival will oversee production and development on Stx’s slate and reports to Adam Fogelson, chairman of the motion picture group, and Oren Aviv, president and chief content officer for the motion picture group.

At New Line, Brown worked on such films as current top ten release Central Intelligence, San Andreas, Horrible Bosses, the Harold & Kumar series, and the upcoming Fist Fight with Ice Cube and Charlie DayGoing In Style starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, and [link=tt »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

Permalink | Report a problem


George R.R. Martin: Why He Thinks That ‘‘Outlander’ Was Robbed’ During Emmy Nominations

16 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

George R.R. Martin has some thoughts on the recent Emmy nominations. While he’s super thrilled with the news of “Game of Thrones” topping the list with 23 noms, he thinks some contenders got snubbed, especially one certain Starz series.

“‘Outlander was robbed,” the author wrote to a fan on his LiveJournal comments section. “All three leads were amazing … especially Tobias Menzies in his double role as Frank and Black Jack.” The drama receive two nomination for costume and production design.

Eva Green also deserved a nomination for her work in ‘Penny Dreadful,’” he added. “Of course, every year has omissions. And right now it is harder than it has ever been. So many great, great shows to watch.”

Read More: 19 Emmy Snubs & Surprises: ‘Girls’ and ‘The Good Wife’ Suffer While ‘Silicon Valley’ Soars

As for his “Got” Emmy nominations, he was especially pleased that Kit Harington and Maisie Williams were finally recognized. »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


George R.R. Martin: Why He Thinks That ‘‘Outlander’ Was Robbed’ During Emmy Nominations

16 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

George R.R. Martin has some thoughts on the recent Emmy nominations. While he’s super thrilled with the news of “Game of Thrones” topping the list with 23 noms, he thinks some contenders got snubbed, especially one certain Starz series.

“‘Outlander was robbed,” the author wrote to a fan on his LiveJournal comments section. “All three leads were amazing … especially Tobias Menzies in his double role as Frank and Black Jack.” The drama receive two nomination for costume and production design.

Eva Green also deserved a nomination for her work in ‘Penny Dreadful,’” he added. “Of course, every year has omissions. And right now it is harder than it has ever been. So many great, great shows to watch.”

Read More: 19 Emmy Snubs & Surprises: ‘Girls’ and ‘The Good Wife’ Suffer While ‘Silicon Valley’ Soars

As for his “Got” Emmy nominations, he was especially pleased that Kit Harington and Maisie Williams were finally recognized. »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Childrens Hospital’ Emmy Nominations: How Rob Corddry’s Web Experiment Turned Into an Awards Contender

15 July 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In May 2007, Rob Corddry was out of a job for the first time in years. He had just left a plum correspondent role on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” to headline Seth MacFarlane’s first live action comedy, “The Winner.” But that sitcom was cancelled after six episodes. Then, the television writer’s strike hit.

“I had nothing to do and no money and a baby,” Corddry told IndieWire. “Luckily, we were allowed to do Internet stuff during the strike.”

That led Corddry to create “Childrens Hospital,” the absurdist hospital drama satire that began as a web series on the now-defunct TheWB.com in 2008. Adult Swim then picked it up, and “Childrens Hospital” ran for seven seasons and 86 episodes before wrapping up in April.

“Children’s Hospital” received four Emmy nominations this year, the most of any show in the expanded short form programming categories. “It always just seemed beyond a possibility to me, »

- Jude Dry

Permalink | Report a problem


Andy Samberg's Bike Doping Limited Series Tour de Pharmacy Ordered at HBO, Hamilton's Daveed Diggs to Star

15 July 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Following on the success of their tennis satire 7 Days in Hell, Andy Samberg and Murray Miller’s next HBO mockumentary project will take on doping in the world of professional cycling.

Titled Tour de Pharmacy, the limited series will star Samberg (as one of the competing cyclists) as well as Hamilton‘s Daveed Diggs, who takes his final bow in the Broadway smash tonight. The cast also includes Last Man on Earth‘s Will Forte, as well as Julia Ormond, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, John Cena, »

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Comedy Series

14 July 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quick Hits

Last Year’s Winner: “Veep” Was It an Upset? Kind of. Most experts believed “Modern Family’s” five-year win streak would end, but disagreed over whether “Veep,” “Transparent” or “Louie” would defeat it. Still Eligible? Yes Hot Streak: Though “Modern Family” lost its winning streak last year, it could still become the most awarded program ever in this category with just one more win. It’s currently tied with “Frasier” at five trophies. Fun Fact: The last time the highest-rated show nominated won was in 2012 (“Modern Family”). The last time the lowest-rated show won was most likely in 2004, when “Arrested Development” took home the prize over “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Will and Grace” (though lack of ratings for certain HBO programs makes it hard to tell for sure).

Read More: Emmys 2016 Trivia: Amy Poehler & Tina Fey Shared A Nod & 20 Other Wild Things About This Year’s Nominations

“Veep »

- Ben Travers

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Limited Series

14 July 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quick Hits

Last Year’s Winner: “Olive Kitteridge” Was It an Upset? Nope Still Eligible? Nope Hot Streak: “American Horror Story” has earned a nomination in this category (or its similarly titled iterations) every year of its existence, but it’s never won. This was the first year it didn’t make the cut. Fun Fact: In 2009 and 2010, there were only two nominees in this category, which lead for it to be merged with TV Movies from 2011 – 2013. Now, limited series are arguably the most in-demand storytelling medium on television.

We could spend some time talking about how “American Crime,” “Roots” and “The Night Manager” could win, but let’s be honest: This is a two-horse race. “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “Fargo” are squaring off, which is fascinating on a number of levels. First, they’re both on the same network. Odds are FX will push both equally hard, »

- Ben Travers

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 Emmy Predictions

14 July 2016 5:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last year’s biggest winners are in prime position yet again, as “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” lead their respective fields in nominations. HBO’s drama snagged the most of any program with 23 nods, while the premium cable giant’s defending comedy champ led the half-hour series with 17. But it was FX who took control of the limited series categories, as “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (22) and “Fargo” (18) had the second and third most nominations overall. Can anyone threaten the leaders?

In short, you bet.

There’s a long race ahead, and IndieWire will be tracking it closely. Below you will find IndieWire’s predictions for the 2016 Primetime Emmys. IndieWire TV Critic Ben Travers has spoken with various industry insiders and gauged the general buzz around nominees to predict who among TV’s finest are most likely to win. Predictions will be updated throughout the season, »

- Indiewire

Permalink | Report a problem


Emmys 2016 Trivia: Amy Poehler & Tina Fey Shared A Nod & 20 Other Wild Things About This Year’s Nominations

14 July 2016 1:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made history Thursday morning. The pals were nominated in the Guest Actress in a Comedy Emmy category for hosting “Saturday Night Live.”

That’s not unusual — “SNL” hosts are nominated for Emmys all the time. But here’s what’s unique: Poehler and Fey were nominated as a single, combined entity. Earlier this year, the TV Academy accepted their joint submission, and their names appeared together on nomination ballots.

Read More: Emmys 2016 Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘The Americans’ Get Major Nods

That’s never happened in an acting category before because, well, a person is generally one person. But this was a unique circumstance: “SNL” guest hosts are eligible for guest star Emmys – but usually even comedy teams are nominated separately. (For example, Keegan-Michael Key is nominated this year for “Key & Peele” in the supporting comedy actor category, but Jordan Peele is not. »

- Michael Schneider

Permalink | Report a problem


Primetime Emmy Awards Target Game Of Thrones

14 July 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Emmy nods have hit the Internet, and there are a few surprises among these stellar examples of Primetime TV. Game of Thrones leads the pack with a whopping 23 nominations, which probably will not surprise anyone who has tuned in to the show this season. It’s certainly one of the better programs on TV right now, and this season has been particularly stellar.

More surprising – and, in some ways, more deserved – are several nods to Mr. Robot, including an Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor In A Drama for Rami Malek. Christian Slater gets nothing, despite his Golden Globe win, but I guess we can’t have everything. While Malek has some serious competition in his category, including Hollywood heavyweights Liev Schrieber and Kevin Spacey, here’s hoping that he takes home the prize. He certainly deserves it.

While Game of Thrones dominates in many categories, there’s quite a »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

Permalink | Report a problem


Emmy Nominees React To Snubs And Surprises On Twitter

14 July 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Emmy nominations were announced earlier this morning and the stars, writers, directors and more are already reacting on Twitter. Congratulations are being handed out to the usual contenders while some of the surprises and first time nominees are going bananas. Check out some of the best reactions down below.

Read More: Emmys 2016 Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘The Americans’ Get Major Nods

Hail to the Chief. Congratulations to @KevinSpacey on his nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama. #Emmys pic.twitter.com/ZMMMKDAvPT

House of Cards (@HouseofCards) July 14, 2016

Three nominations for the “Game of Thrones” gals were met with shock and excitement from nominees Lena Heady and Maisie Williams:

@GameOfThrones wait wtf. Omg

Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) July 14, 2016

@IAMLenaHeadey Congrats Lady!!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful time away xxxxxxxxxx

Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) July 14, 2016

Big thanks to Academy.

Amazing feeling to be acknowledged by peers! »

- Kyle Kizu and Kate Halliwell

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Coming Through The Rye’ Exclusive Clip: An Alienated Teen Leaves Boarding School To Find J.D. Salinger

14 July 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Set in 1969, “Coming Through The Rye” follows 16-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff), an outcast at his new boarding school, and an acolyte of author J.D. Salinger. Schwartz finds comfort and solace in Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye,” and deeply identifies with protagonist Holden Caulfield. Believing he’s destined to play the character, Schwartz adapts the novel into a play, but wishes to seek Salinger’s approval before staging it. He runs away from his school and picks up Deedee Gorlin (Stefania Owen), a quirky townie, to help him search for the reclusive author, played by Oscar-winner Chris Cooper. Along the way, Schwartz comes of age, and begins a journey of first love, sexual awakening, and discovering the meaning and purpose of one’s own life. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below, ahead of the 65th anniversary of “The Catcher in the Rye” on July 16th.

Read »

- Vikram Murthi

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 Emmy Nominations: What Leads the Pack?

14 July 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Let the Snub Debate begin in 3... 2... 1...

Nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards are in, with Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham making the announcements this morning, live from Los Angeles.

The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and air on ABC on September 18.

Which shows, actors and actresses will be up for major awards that night? Game of Thrones leads all with 23 nods.

Scroll down to find out more and then let the praise and complaints pour in below...

Outstanding Drama

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mr Robot

Lead Actor In A Drama

Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines

Rami Malek, Mr Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress In A Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Taraji P Henson, Empire

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, »

- Matt Richenthal

Permalink | Report a problem


Nominations for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards announced

14 July 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Television Academy has today announced the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, which celebrates the very best in achievement on the small screen over the past twelve months, with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Game of Thrones leading the pack. Check out the list of nominations here…

Outstanding Drama

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones

Homeland

House Of Cards

Mr. Robot

Lead Actor, Drama

Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines

Rami Malek, Mr Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress, Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Taraji P Henson, Empire

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, The Americans,

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Supporting Actor, Drama

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Kit Harrington, Game Of Thrones

Michael Kelly, »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


'Game of Thrones,' ''People v. O.J.' lead 2016 Emmy nominations

14 July 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This morning, the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. Here are the most prominent nominations. More to come. Drama Series The Americans Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mr. Robot Comedy Series Black-ish Master of None Modern Family Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime Fargo The Night Manager The People v Oj Simpson Roots Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatiana MaslanyOrphan Black Keri Russell, The Americans Robin Wright Penn, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Aziz Ansari, Master of None Will Forte, »

- Pilot Viruet

Permalink | Report a problem


Emmys 2016 Nominations List: Game of Thrones and People v. O.J. Lead Pack, The Americans Enters Race

14 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Anthony Anderson (ABC’s black-ish) and Lauren Graham (of Netflix’s upcoming Gilmore Girls revival), and HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 23 total nominations, including for best drama and with three supporting actress contenders.

RelatedEmmy Nominations 2016: Michael Ausiello’s Snappy Judgements

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story followed with 22 nods, while Season 2 of FX’s Fargo amassed 18.

TVLine has detailed the major nominees below; visit Emmys.com for the full list. Your job here, as opinionated connoisseurs of TV, »

Permalink | Report a problem


John Cena Signs Development Deal With Leftfield Entertainment To Create TV & Digital Content

13 July 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

WWE star and actor John Cena has teamed up with the production group Leftfield Entertainment for a development deal through which they will co-create and produce unscripted projects for television and digital platforms.

Cena and Leftfield are already developing several projects together. Some of their work include series set in the worlds of real estate and construction, as well as several others geared to both male and female audiences. The wrestler will executive produce via his Hard Nocks South production banner.

Read More: John Cena Explains The True Meaning of Patriotism In ‘Love Has No Labels’ Campaign Video — Watch

“Whether I’m in the ring for WWE or on a TV or film set, I approach all of my work the same way – with focus, authenticity and total commitment,” said Cena in a statement. “I’m eager to bring that same work ethic to the team at Leftfield, and to »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 1999

1-20 of 342 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners