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Sep 30th 2014

First Film in the New MAKERS Series Premieres - MAKERS: Women in Comedy

The first film in the new MAKERS series, MAKERS: Women in Comedy, premieres on Tuesday, September 30 at 9pm ET/PT on PBS. This film tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the "dangerous" comedy of '70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today's multifaceted landscape.

Contemporary comics, including Chelsea Handler, Mo'Nique, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin, and the incomparable Joan Rivers (in one of her last interviews) talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go.

Kathy Griffin will host a virtual screening on the film on Wednesday, October 1 at 8pm ET on MAKERS.com. The film will then live and be available for streaming anytime on MAKERS.com.

Building on the 2013 film MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which told the story of the modern American women's movement, the series will introduce a new collection of MAKERS.

Join the conversation on Twitter with @MAKERSwomen, @PBS and #MAKERSfilm. Visit MAKERS.com/documentary/womenincomedy for more information.

Oct 1st 2012

Vuguru And BermanBraun Team Up With AOL to Launch Family Comedy "Greetings From Home"


From the producers behind the hit TV-shows "Alphas" and "Junk Yard Gypsies", comes the brand new family comedy, "Greetings from Home" - a humorous take on the chaos that ensues when a military dad has to raise two unruly teens while mom is deployed overseas. Developed with hit production company BermanBraun,"Greetings from Home" comes hot on the heels of AOL and Vuguru's recent collaborations: the runaway hit comedy "Little Women Big Cars" and the romantic comedy "Fetching", both part of AOL's commitment to provide high quality content on the Web.

When career soldier Pete Griffin loses a leg in combat oversees, he is sent home to a desk job. Simultaneously, Pete's wife Patty, an Army nurse, gets deployed to Afghanistan, leaving him to raise daredevil son Chris and moody adolescent daughter Becky alone. Fortunately, helping Pete survive single fatherhood are his slacker brother-in-law, loopy grandmother Nana and the neighborhood army wives: an OCD-afflicted Sue; Emma, a sassy pregnant intellectual; Roberta, an airhead trying to lose weight before her husband returns; and Missy Wentworth, an overly provocative teenage bride. Pete loves his family, but he soon realizes that raising teenage kids is a combat situation in itself!

Meet the Cast
  • Pete Griffith (Dash Mihok, I Am Legend, The Day After Tomorrow, Ray Donovan)- A father and career soldier sent back to the States after losing his leg in combat
  • Sue Meyers (Missi Pyle, The Artist, "Two and a Half Men", Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) - Ms. Perfect Army wife and neighbor of the Griffith's
  • Nana (Estelle Harris, "Seinfeld", "Are You There, Chelsea?", "Fanboy and Chum Chum") - Patty Griffith's serial video-dating, wisecracking mother
  • Becky Griffith (Evie Thompson, Shake it Up!, "Criminal Minds", "Zoey 101") - The 15-year-old former tomboy, moody, adolescent daughter of Pete and Patty Griffith
  • Chris Griffith (Hudson Thames, Fright Night)- The 17-year-old charming and mischievous daredevil son of Pete and Patty Griffith
  • Emma Mountcastle (Nicole Randall Johnson, "Weeds"," MADtv", "Prime Suspect") - A sassy intellectual and a neighborhood Army wife who got pregnant after her husband went overseas
  • Roberta Sommer (Kristina Sexton, "Crossing Jordan", "Cold Case") -An airhead and a neighborhood Army wife who gained 50 pounds since her husband was away and wants to remove a kidney to help lose the weight
  • Missy Wentworth (Cherilyn Wilson, "True Blood", "I Heart Vampires", "90210") – A provocative young bride and neighborhood Army wife
  • Archie (Skyler Stone, "Bones", "Raising Hope") Pete's slacker brother-in-law who moved into a hammock on the lawn and never left

The 12-episode series is written by Bill Rosenthal, Bill Masters and Michael Davidoff, directed by Jared Drake and executive produced by BermanBraun's Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun.

To the Greetings from Home page now, Soldier!

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