Chelsea Peretti Makes Feature Directorial Debut With ‘First Time Female Director’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: The 2x WGA Award nominee and Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast member has wrapped manufacturing on her characteristic movie directorial debut, First Time Female Director, Deadline has discovered.

Chelsea Peretti starred, wrote and produced the Fox Entertainment MarVista and Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions film which is ready at an area theater in Glendale, CA, the place a newly minted feminine director (Peretti) struggles to fill the sneakers of her male predecessor, placing her Southern rural drama in jeopardy.

Co-starring reverse Peretti embrace Blake Anderson (Woke, Workaholics), Kate Berlant (Would It Kill You to Laugh? A League of Their Own), Jak Knight (Bust Down, Big Mouth), Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Party Down), Benito Skinner (Queer as Folk) and Megan Stalter (Hacks, Cora Bora).

There’s additionally appearances by Max Greenfield (New Girl, The Neighborhood), Brad Hall (Saturday Night Live), Tim Heidecker (Eastbound & Down), Natasha Leggero (Another Period, Rat within the Kitchen), Emmy winner Poehler (Russian Doll, Moxie), Andy Richter (Portlandia,Black-ish, Conan) and Xosha Roquemore (Atlanta, Space Jam: A New Legacy), the films counts a number of shock cameos.

First Time Female Director marks MarVista and FOX Entertainment’s first title to incorporate scenes shot on its studio lot in Los Angeles, the place the movie’s manufacturing workplaces are primarily based. In addition to Peretti, producers embrace Poehler, Kate Arend and Jordan Grief for Paper Kite, and Deanna Barillari (Monday, Long Weekend). The pic is executive-produced by Angie Day, Ani Kevork, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista. WME Independent will characterize gross sales for the movie.

“This is the project of a lifetime for me — a chance to have my voice embodied by a truly brilliant ensemble of comedic actors,” Peretti tells Deadline. “I am so moved to have a prolific, beloved and sharp comedy collaborator like Amy Poehler as a producer and actor. And grateful for my champions at MarVista, who took this from script to screen. Our dream was to watch a laugh-out-loud comedy film and I cannot wait to share what we have made with audiences as soon as possible! Also, I love my lawyer. She’s great.”

“Paper Kite is thrilled to help support the hilarious Chelsea Peretti and her deeply unique and funny film. We also have loved working with MarVista and are grateful they helped make this all happen,” provides Poehler.

“Hiring ‘first time female directors’ has been a core focus of mine throughout my career,” mentioned Hannah Pillemer, EVP of Creative at MarVista Entertainment. “The chance to support a comedic visionary like Chelsea is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we are honored she chose MarVista to go on this journey with her. Our entire team is thrilled to partner with Paper Kite, and we cannot wait for the world to see this unique and distinctively hilarious film!”

Peretti is an actress, comic, producer and tv author who starred as Gina Linetti on the hit FOX/NBC comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which notched gained 2x Primetime Emmys. Most lately, she was featured in Amazon Prime Video’s second installment of its comedy particular, Yearly Departed. The two-time WGA Award nominee obtained nods on Parks and Recreation and obtained a SAG ensemble nom for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Peretti’s writing credit additionally embrace Portlandia, Sarah Silverman Program and Kroll Show, in addition to Saturday Night Live. She might be heard on hit animated initiatives, resembling Big Mouth, The Simpsons and Sing 2.  On the stage, Peretti’s hour-long stand-up particular, One of the Greats, was launched in 2014 on Netflix, and her half-hour particular, Comedy Central Presents, aired in 2011. Most lately, Peretti hosted Variety’s Power of Women celebration in 2021 and the Writers Guild Awards in 2019.

Music for the movie is from longtime Peretti collaborator KoOoLkOjAk, who has composed and produced hit songs for Doja Cat, Sean Paul, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Ke$ha and DMX, in addition to having written unique songs for field office smashes Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lorax, Boss Baby, The Book of Life and The Lego Movie franchise.



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