I Am A Woman ~ Hayley Kosan

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We asked a group of women to help us record this important message by women, for women, about what it means to be a woman today.

 

Hayley Kosan is a writer, actor, and director currently living in Brooklyn, NY. You can learn more from her blog and  follow her on Twitter.

4 (More) Web Series to Watch – Party Girl Edition

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‘Tis the season! Here are four more web series that were submitted in 2013, all with episodes about partying. To submit your series, email FnS publisher Jacki Schklar with “FnS web series” in the subject line.

Drunk Girls In Heels

Drunk Girls In Heels is a fabulous web series, and also a live show (playing Dec. 5 and 19 in NY). In ep Day Drink Jen is worried about drinking and accomplishing her to do list, but the gals teach her that partying is no hindrance to everyday activities.

Good Intentions

Cynthia had a rough day, so Carmen tries to make her the perfect “bad day cure” drink…with Good Intentions, of course.

Bad Nannies [Read more...]

Gift Them What They Deserve ~ Your Holiday Hostess Gift Guide from The Suniverse

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Unless you’re a complete misanthrope, you’ll probably be headed somewhere at some point during the upcoming holiday season. Whether you’re with friends or family, you’ll want to take something along to show your appreciation for being invited and also to show that you’re not a complete piker.

But what to take?

That’s a question that is fraught with minefields, and it seems like no one has a good answer. Too cheap, and you look insulting. Too much, and you look like a braggart. It’s a thin line, and drinking steadily from Halloween until Valentine’s Day doesn’t make navigating it any easier.

Until now.

Because I want to help alleviate your stress, and because I am a giver, here is The Suniverse’s Holiday Gift Guide. It’s a foolproof list of what to take as a gift wherever you are going. It’s divided by age and relationship, like science classifications, so you can rest assured that the information is tested and true. What are you waiting for? Take a look and get started!

Your parents

YOUNG:
Nothing. You’re still a kid in their eyes.

NOT-SO-YOUNG:
A home-baked goodie, or a reasonable facsimile.

REALLY-NOT-SO-YOUNG:
Nothing. You’ve been a great disappointment. They expect nothing of you, so you can just deliver.

Your in-laws / partner’s parents [Read more...]

In Me ~ ManlyMan

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Hey FnS viewers! We’re ManlyMan. We hope you like our video, “In Me”. We’ve been playing our songs live for a few years now, but this is our first music video and we are so excited to share it with you all. True story, Caitlin really did write a poem called “In Me” in high school without realizing that the phrase made some embarrassing implications, until she read it out loud to her boyfriend. The song is very closely based on this honest work of literary genius. Look out for more from us very soon. We’ve already completed a follow up music video that will be coming out in the next several weeks. Thanks for watching!  - Caitlin and Erin

 

ManlyMan – “In Me” from Coalition Theater on Vimeo.

TRADITIONAL FAMILY: Mom’s Secret to Stretching the Dollar – Daily Fiber Films

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Daily Fiber Films is a collective of writers, actors, and filmmakers- all working professionals- who do these projects for “the love of the comedy game”. We develop the script and then on the day of shooting, actors are encouraged to go with the instincts and improvise. TRADITIONAL FAMILY is a great example.

The lead, ERICKA KREUTZ, is an amazingly talented actress and improvised most all of her dialogue. You’d probably recognize her from tv roles and about three national commercials running right now. If the relationship between her and the baby seems genuine, that’s because it’s her son, Beckett, in his first on camera role. He was a natural as well!

What Your Halloween Costume Says To the World Infographic – K A B L O O E Y

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K A B L O O E Y

K A B L O O E Y is a 47 year old non-practicing filmmaker who lives with Phineas at an undisclosed suburban location. Their three kids are Moochie (6), Lonzie (20) and The Big Puppy (22). She (who am I kidding, I’m writing this myself) tweets @kblooey and has two goals: 1) To make creative work a central part of my life, and 2) To keep my family from needing the services of the Supernanny.

 

‘We Can’t Stop’ by Linda Roy

Sometimes Parenting Is a Strategic Hot Mess 

New parents take note: all the horror stories you’ve heard are true. Those little bundles of joyous DNA will bring you joy mixed with terror. A piece of advice; enjoy your freedom now, because despite your best efforts to lay down the Parenting Law, they will run your life. Sometimes in the best way, others…not so much.

You will be limited in the culinary sense on a regular basis. You will not sleep past six. Your days of open affection under your own roof will be over unless you want to hear a chorus of “ewws!”. Your little darlings will keep you up all night. They will scream when you try to leave the park – for the fifth time – and they will “split” you. In therapist terms, that means as soon as you say no, Mom, they go straight to Dad and get their third bowl of Doritos. They know wassup.

And watch that potty mouth of yours. It may be your mouth, but you can’t say what you want to unless you want to hear it repeated back to you at Thanksgiving Dinner while Aunt Edna has a heart attack.

You think you’ve got it all figured out? You don’t. You just gotta roll with the punches, homies. ‘Cause sometimes parenting is nothing but a strategic hot mess.

 

Lyrics by Linda Roy
Music by Miley Cyrus

 

It’s no party, we can’t do what we want

It’s no party, we can’t say what we want

It’s no party, we can’t eat what we want

We can’t kiss when we want

We can’t sleep when we want

 

Ay!

 

Sippy cups and smelly bodies everywhere

Toys in the air like they don’t care

‘Cause they aim to have so much fun now

Least somebody else might have some now [Read more...]

4 Funny Female-Centric Web Series to Watch – Besties Edition

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You may remember the post 4 Funny Female-Centric Web Series to Watch from last November. Well I hope you are ready for more! Here are 4 more web series sent in by show producers and publicists. These are are 4 of my favorites, I think you will like them, too.

Brunch on Sundays

Brunch on Sundays was submitted by series Writer/Producer/Actor Shira Weitz. Set in Brooklyn every Sunday, a distressed Charlie reveals her ‘sexscapades’ over brunch, her tales enhanced by quirky flashbacks of how they went awry. Charlie’s live-now-ask-questions-later mentality often leaves her with the short end of the stick, but her unwavering confidence keeps her hilarious.

 

 Roomsies


Jenny and Meagan sent this their funnny (with 3 n’s) sketch comedy series Roomsies about two roommates who do weird stuff in their apartment. That pretty much sums it up.

 

Margot & Marie [Read more...]

Wedding Season Workout – Laura Prangley

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Laura Prangley sent us her new sketch, Wedding Season Workout.  The idea was based around the fact that she has caught 13 bouquets at weddings.  It features a ton of hilarious NYC comedians.

 

Janet’s Missed Connection

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Janet Silverman is, in fact, a brilliant actor and writer but this is a true story. Names have NOT been changed to protect the innocent. Hopefully people can really relate to this experience, laugh at her insecurities, and share this like crazy so that Janet can find her Prince Charming and/or future murderer!

SERIOUSLY. If you know British Daniel: imbritishdaniel@gmail.com
#britishdaniel

To be continued…