Saturday, September 7, 2019

HollyShorts: Best Seller - Jen Tullock Interview


Photo Credit: Aaron Richter - Getty Images

Jen Tullock is an actor and writer best known for the 2019 Sundance comedic drama "Before You Know It," which she co-wrote and stars in alongside collaborator Hannah Pearl Utt, Judith Light, Mandy Patinkin, and Alec Baldwin. The film, formerly titled "Stupid Happy" was a participant in the 2017 Sundance Director and Producer Labs. Their short film "Partners," which they also starred in, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In 2016 she co-wrote and starred in the Turner/Super Deluxe series "Disengaged," created with and directed by Utt. She was featured in the NBC Diversity Showcase and is the award-winning narrator of several New York Times best-selling audio books, as well as the voice of the title character in Emmy award winning short Henry.

    



Executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum's Gloria Sanchez Productions along with Olivia Wilde, this script written by Nora Kirkpatrick and Dennis McNicholas, is set in the world of a third rate home shopping network. After the reigning queen of the channel is electrocuted on-air during a hair drying demonstration gone wrong, her three venomous power hungry disciples enter into a cutthroat competition for her coveted time slot.


Created and written by Nora Kirkpatrick, Best-Seller, a half-hour single camera comedy, was originally sold to Comedy Central in early 2016. Produced by Olivia Wilde, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum, co-writer/show-runner Dennis McNicholas.

Winner - Best Original Screenplay - Hollyshorts Film Festival (2018)
Starring Beth Grant, Erinn Hayes, Noureen DeWulf, Jen Tullock, Barry Rothbart, and Nico Santos.

LOGLINE
When the reigning queen of the Home Shopping Network is killed live on-the-air during a hair drying demonstration gone wrong, her three venomous, power-hungry disciples enter into a cut-throat competition for her coveted time slot.

Soapdish meets 30 Rock, Best-Seller follows these three morality-free anchors as they attempt to out sell, outwit, and out smile the others to win their place in prime time television history.

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH JEN TULLOCK
JOURNALIST: AMERICO GALLI
LOCATION: 
CHINESE THEATER
FILM FESTIVAL DATE: HOLLYSHORTS AUGUST 8TH - 17TH
INTERVIEW: AUGUST 8, 2019



Video/Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)
JBN Media Photo Gallery from HollyShorts can be found HERE.

ABOUT HOLLYSHORTS
The annual Academy Awards® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival will celebrate its 15th year in August 2019. HollyShorts (HSFF) brings together top creators, industry leaders, and companies and has launched many filmmakers into the next stages of their careers. HollyShorts, a regular on the MovieMaker Magazine Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, also engages its community and spotlights short films year-round through monthly screenings, panels, and networking events. HollyShorts Film Festival will take place between August 8-17, 2019 at TCL Chinese Theatres 6 located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.


CO-FOUNDED BY THEO DUMONT AND DANIEL SOL
HollyShorts Film Festival is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.

Recently named an Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival.
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