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Tribeca Film Festival – Tina Fey Says She’s Ready to Hit Theaters

At the premiere of Baby Mama last night, co-star Tina Fey said she was ready to re-enter society and attend a few of the films at the Tribeca Film Festival, “We are wrapped on 30 Rock so I may actually be able to be a human being and go and see a movie,” she said.

Her film’s debut — which opened the seventh annual festival — could have easily been mistaken for a Saturday Night Live reunion. SNL alums Chevy Chase, Molly Shannon, Chris Kattan, Rachel Dratch and Jimmy Fallon were among the hundreds of guests who crowded into the Ziegfeld Theatre, only to wait 45 minutes for the Universal release to begin.

Fey added that working on her show and getting the film made was not
without a few headaches. “At certain point the pre-production for 30 Rock
started to overlap with the film’s shooting schedule so we had the
show’s writers on set in windowless campers working. It was a nice
corporate synergy between NBC and Universal,” she joked.

Her co-star, Amy Poehler explained how the film came to life. “Tina, [writer-director] Michael McCullers and I were talking about a doing a
two-handed female comedy and the idea just kind of came out of that,”
she said. Standing close to hubby Will Arnett all night, Poehler
mentioned that while she would like to see a few films during the fest,
she still had “no idea about which ones.”

Faye Dunaway, director Doug Liman (Jumpers, The Bourne Identity ), musician Fred Durst and Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi were among those mingling at the lavish
after-party at the MoMa, along with Sigourney Weaver and Steve Martin, two other stars from the movie.

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