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Jennifer Aniston in Talks to Star in 'Mean Girls'-Esque Movie 'Mean Moms'

Jennifer Aniston is "in early talks" to star in Mean Moms, a Mean Girls-esque big-screen comedy being directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller, who served as SNL's in-house director from 1995-2006, Variety reports. Although the comedy is not a sequel to Mean Girls, it's based on the same set of advice books for parents by Rosalind Wiseman. The plot follows a mother of two who moves to the upscale suburbs and meets a bunch of very competitive parents, and the studio is expected to be looking for big names to round out the all-female cast. The project, originally announced last summer, will mark the feature directorial debut of McCarthy-Miller, who, in [...]

'SNL' Director Beth McCarthy-Miller to Helm 'Mean Moms'; Seeking All-Star Female Cast

Beth McCarthy-Miller, who served as Saturday Night Live's director from 1995 to 2006, is getting ready to make her first movie. Deadline reports that McCarthy-Miller has signed on to direct Mean Moms, which isn't a sequel to Mean Girls but sounds like it has some similarities. The plot involves a mother of two moving from a small town to the high class suburbs, where she's faced with a bunch of intensely competitive parents. In addition to directing an entire decade of SNL, Beth McCarthy-Miller has also directed dozens of 30 Rock episodes and some Modern Family, Community, and Parks and Recreation. She was set to direct her first [...]

Director Beth McCarthy-Miller on Filming the 30 Rock Live Episodes

According to director Beth McCarthy-Miller, the most impressive thing about the 30 Rock live episodes was not Jon Hamm, but rather that no one managed blow the whole thing. As McCarthy-Miller tells The Hollywood Reporter, "During the show, I was in the booth calling it live, and I think two people missed a line. Not one camera shot was missed. I mean, it was so lucky. All the special effects happened on time; all the cues happened on time. It was crazy how perfectly it all came together." Having directed on SNL for 11 seasons, getting the go-ahead from Lorne to shoot the eps at the SNL [...]