Jun 26,2015

“Sleeping With Other People” Official Trailer

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IFC Films has released the trailer for Alison’s upcoming film, Sleeping With Other People, you can check it out below.

Brie plays a serial cheater, while Sudeikis is a womanizer in the romantic comedy. The characters first have a fling in college, then rekindle their relationship when they run into each other more than a decade later at a 12-step program for sex addicts.

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May 11,2015

Search Party Trailer

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Check out the trailer of Alison in her upcoming movie, Search Party.

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Feb 09,2015

Honda to Sponsor Community on Yahoo Screen

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Honda will be a sponsor for Community on Yahoo Screen.

Honda has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the sixth season of “Community,” which will debut on Yahoo Screen on March 17.

The automaker’s sponsorship includes several integrations in the show, pre-roll video ads on new episodes and series highlights, as well as premium display and audience advertising across Yahoo’s extended network as part of a one-year, online video upfront program. An upcoming episode, for example, will feature the redesigned Honda CR-V, which the show’s characters will interact with.

“‘Community,’ now on Yahoo Screen, has an incredible and loyal fan following creating the perfect opportunity for us to connect with our audience in a new way across multiple screens,” said Tom Peyton, Assistant Vice President, Marketing, American Honda. “Working with Yahoo, we’re excited to not only be part of the sixth season of ‘Community,’ but leverage the maturing world of online video through the distribution of original content.”

“We’re thrilled to have Honda as a presenting sponsor of ‘Community’ on Yahoo Screen, as we bring this smart comedy back to viewers for a sixth season,” said Lisa Utzschneider, SVP, Sales, Americas at Yahoo. “We’re focused on delivering the most entertaining video experiences, and working with great brands like Honda to craft original opportunities to connect with consumers across Yahoo and our extensive network.”

“Community” was canceled by NBC after its fifth season before winning a surprise sixth season renewal on Yahoo Screen. It stars returning cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong, along with new stars Paget Brewster and Keith David.

The 13-episode sixth season is a Krasnoff-Foster Entertainment and Harmonious Claptrap production, in association with Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television.

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Feb 09,2015

IFC Films To Distribute ‘Sleeping With Other People’

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IFC Films has picked up the North American rights to distribute Alison’s latest film, Sleeping With Other People.

IFC Films has closed a deal for North American rights to the Jason Sudeikis-Alison Brie romantic comedy “Sleeping With Other People,” two weeks after its Sundance Film Festival premiere.

The deal was for above seven figures with a P&A commitment in the seven-figure range.

Bidding was heated, with at least half a dozen interested parties at various points. CAA handled the sale.

Production companies are Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Gloria Sanchez Prods. Producers are Sidney Kimmel, Jessica Elbaum, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell; exec producers are Jim Tauber, Carla Hacken and Matt Berenson.

Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette”) directed from her own script, with Sudeikis portraying a womanizer and Brie a serial cheater. The characters first meet in college, then rekindle their relationship when they run into each other more than a decade later at a sex addicts meeting.

Natasha Lyonne, Amanda Peet and Adam Scott also star.

SKE financed “Sleeping,” its first theatrical feature since Hacken became president of production. It’s also the first title made under the banner of Gloria Sanchez Productions.

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Feb 03,2015

How To Be Single Casting Update

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Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens and Leslie Mann are all in negotiations to star in How To Be Single with Alison. Details below:

Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens and Leslie Mann are in negotiations to star in New Line’s romantic comedy How to Be Single.

Christian Ditter (Love, Rosie) will helm the film, which is based on the novel of the same name by Liz Tuccillo, published by Atria in 2008.

The film is an ensemble comedy, said to be similar in style to other projects with multiple, intersecting storylines like He’s Just Not That Into You and Valentine’s Day. The story focuses on singlehood from both the female and male perspectives, and suggests it is not our relationships, but our single times in between, that define us. Topics of single life that will be explored include blind dating, when to get married, casual sex and fear of commitment.

Alison Brie, who was circling the film in mid-2014, is also in final negotiations as the film gears up to shoot in April in New York. The comedy is slated for release just in time for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 12, 2016.

Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein wrote the original draft, and Dana Fox worked on the current draft.

Fox and John Rickard are producing, while Marcus Viscidi, Nancy Juvonen and Drew Barrymore are executive producing. Michael Disco and Dave Neustadter are overseeing the comedy for New Line.
Johnson stars in Universal’s highly anticipated adaptation of EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, hitting theaters in February. She’s also wrapped work on Black Mass, A Bigger Splash and Chloe and Theo. She’s repped by WME and Management 360.

Wilson, who delivered memorable comedic performances in Bachelorette, Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, will next be seen in Pitch Perfect 2. She’s also wrapped work on Grimsby with Sacha Baron Cohen. She’s repped by WME.

Stevens, known for his role in popular TV series Downton Abbey, was most recently seen on the big screen in The Guest and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. His upcoming films include Criminal Activities and The Ticket. He’s repped by WME, Julian Belfrage Associates in the U.K. and Peikoff Mahan.

Mann recently starred in the comedy The Other Woman and will next be seen in New Line’s Vacation remake. She’s repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.

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Feb 03,2015

Alison Brie on The Late Late Show

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Check out Alison’s recent interview on The Late Late Show with guest host, Whitney Cummings.

Watch the full interview starring at 9:12


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Feb 02,2015

New York Times: Alison Brie on the State of the Rom-Com and the End of ‘Mad Men’

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Check out Alison’s interview with New York Times during Sundance Film Festival.

I just saw “Sleeping With Other People,” and I was surprised by how much of a straight romantic comedy it was.

So was I. The script reads very dark, and maybe that’s because the character that I’m playing has so much going on emotionally. Also, the way the sex scenes were written — originally, the sex scene with Adam Scott didn’t have nudity, but it was much more graphic in nature and much longer. It was actually something that really excited me because I hadn’t really done anything like that and I thought it would be a safe place to start to explore, being directed and produced by a woman. We shot everything with Adam Scott first, and the tone of that stuff is so intense. Plus, I wasn’t on set for all the stuff they were shooting with Jason and other women. So I think when I finally saw a cut, I was like, “Oh, it’s a rom-com!” I was happy that it was accessible to people.

One thing that struck me was that, as much as this film is about romantic love, it also seemed to be about the tenuous nature of adult friendships. I can’t help but think that if these characters were younger, they probably would have just dated right away.

I think that’s a big part of the story. These two people reconnect after a long time apart and are immediately drawn to each other, but they have so much emotional baggage and fear that — especially because they like each other right off the bat again — they’re terrified of screwing it up. I also think a lot of the movie is about self-worth and people just not thinking that they’re worthy of being in a good relationship with someone who treats them well. It’s like, “Oh, this guy is so awesome. He’s got to just be a friend because I can’t be with an amazing person. I’ll kill it.”

Have you had any Jakes in your life?

I definitely have, but none that I’ve ended up dating. I’ve definitely had guy friends that I’ve gotten unexpectedly close with. I think it can be helpful to hear a male perspective or to just have a nurturing situation with someone from the opposite sex that you’re not thinking about trying to sleep with, and that you’re hoping isn’t just trying to get you in bed. But I’ve never ended up dating any of those guys. Not since my high-school sweetheart, who was my best friend before we dated.

Why do you think there are fewer romantic comedies being made now than, say, a decade ago?

I wonder if there was a backlash because they started to get too formulaic and people started to feel like, “well, you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.” At the same time, I think that people will always be drawn to the genre because it’s human nature to want to watch people fall in and out of love, but in a lighter capacity, where you don’t want to kill yourself. It’s good that people like Leslye are trying to think outside the box and focusing less on the formula and more on the characters and their story. When you look at a movie like “Sleepless in Seattle,” it’s like, his wife just died! There are heavy things there. She’s about to get married to this guy and she’s not sure if she wants to, but he’s not the worst guy in the world. You know what I mean? I feel like they just started to get too obvious. I know she’s going to eventually end up with the star of the movie.

The other interesting thing about this film is that your character is basically introduced as a sex addict. I think that may not have flown had you made this movie 15, 20 years ago.

Oh, definitely not. In the classic rom-coms, the lead characters wouldn’t get together until the end. That’s just not how men and women are these days. That’s not how people date. It was really nice to play a contemporary adult woman who is sexual. That’s a big part of who she is. I think modern women are very sexual, and they should be.

How important is it for you, when reading new scripts, that the character is in control of her own agency in that way? It would seem that between Lainey and Trudy on “Mad Men,” you’ve been fairly fortunate in that sense.

I’m not sure I look at it in that way. Obviously you’re always going to be drawn to a strong female character, but I think it’s the complexities of the character that excite me more. Trudy started out as just a supportive housewife, and then she sort of evolved into the Lady Macbeth of her and Pete’s relationship. You want to look for those other things that keep a character from being one-dimensional. Yes, it’s exciting if they’re strong, but I’m more excited when they can be vulnerable. Well-rounded is more appealing to me than just a strong female role model.

Will Trudy be coming back for the final episodes of “Mad Men”?

I don’t know! You’ll have to watch and see.

There must at least be a little frustration being on a show where you don’t know what, if anything, is going to happen to your character from week to week.

No! I love it so much. I will always feel so much gratitude toward Matt Weiner, because my character started as a one episode one-off, and by the time we were finishing shooting that episode I was coming back the next week and then stayed on the show for seven years. I don’t think I could ever find anything frustrating about it.

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Jan 25,2015

Sundance 2015: Sleeping With Other People Interviews

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Alison has been busy promoting her upcoming movie, Sleep With Other People at Sundance Film Festival. Check out some of the interviews so far with Deadline, HitFix & The Wrap, Vanity Fair, Variety & The Hollywood Reporter.


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Jan 15,2015

Community Season 6 Premieres on March 17 on Yahoo! Screen

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Community Season 6 now has a premiere date. It will be premiering on March 17 on Yahoo! Screen with 2 episodes and then after every Tuesdays. See TVLine for full details.

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Dec 29,2014

Happy Birthday Alison Brie!

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Happy Birthday Alison! Alison turns 32 years old today. Make sure to wish @alisonbrie a happy birthday.

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