CHELSEA HANDLER TO INTERROGATE THE INMATES OF NETFLIX'S HIT SERIES "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK"
--Handler to moderate FYC Academy Screening Event on August 4--
Beverly Hills, CA - July 31, 2014 - On Monday, August 4, Chelsea Handler will moderate Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" For Your Consideration Academy Screening Event at the Directors Guild of America theater in Los Angeles.
Following the screening, Handler will host a no-holds-barred panel discussion about everything "Orange" with creator, executive producer and showrunner Jenji Kohan, and cast members Taylor Schilling ("Piper Chapman"), Kate Mulgrew ("Galina 'Red' Reznikov"), Jason Biggs ("Larry Bloom"), Uzo Aduba ("Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren"), Laverne Cox ("Sophia Burset"), Natasha Lyonne ("Nicky Nichols") and Lea DeLaria ("Carrie 'Big Boo' Black").
Netflix recently garnered 31 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, with 12 for the first season of "Orange is the New Black" in the following categories:
· Outstanding Comedy Series
· Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Taylor Schilling
· Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - Kate Mulgrew
· Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - Natasha Lyonne
· Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - Uzo Aduba
· Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - Laverne Cox
· Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series - Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman
· Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - Jodie Foster
· Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series - Jen Euston
· Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series - William Turro
· Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series - Michael S. Stern
· Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series - Shannon Mary Mitchell
On October 10, 2014, Handler's stand-up special will premiere exclusively on Netflix. The first and second seasons of "Orange is the New Black" are now streaming on Netflix in all territories where Netflix is available.
About Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler is one of the most exciting and successful figures in the entertainment industry. Handler was honored as one of Glamour magazine's Women of the Year in 2011 and was also featured in TIME magazine's annual TIME 100. Both publications recognized Chelsea for her multiplatform success as a bestselling author, talk show host, stand-up comedian and actress.
As the host of E!?s Chelsea Lately, Handler remains the only female to break into the otherwise male-dominated late night arena. She has built Chelsea Lately into one of the highest rated shows on E!. She will end her successful run on Chelsea Lately on August 26th, 2014.
Handler is one of the leading nonfiction authors with five bestselling books currently in print and was named one of the clear winners of 2010 by Publisher's Weekly. She recently released her fifth book Uganda Be Kidding Me about her travels, which was her fourth book to debut at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. In support of the release, Handler embarked on the Uganda Be Kidding Me Live tour which included 35 cities in the US and Europe.
Uganda Be Kidding Me is the third book published by her Grand Central imprint ?Borderline Amazing/A Chelsea Handler Book, the first was Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, and the second was Ross Mathew's book Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence which released in May 2013. On March 28th, 2010, Handler had three books ranked at #1, #2, and #3 on the Bestseller Lists simultaneously a remarkable feat for any author.
About "Orange is the New Black"
"Orange is the New Black" is the hit series from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan ("Weeds") that follows a diverse group of inmates serving time in a women's prison. Alternating between hilarious and heartbreaking, the hour-long series stars Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. While serving time, she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series' ensemble also includes Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning. The series is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman. "Orange is the New Black" is executive produced by Kohan and produced by Lionsgate Television for Netflix. "Orange is the New Black" has garnered an AFI honor for being one of their top 10 TV programs of 2013 and is a recipient of a Peabody Award and GLAAD Media Award. It recently received a Television Critics' Association (TCA) Award for Outstanding New Program, and was recognized with three Critic's Choice Television Awards for "Best Comedy Series," "Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series" for Kate Mulgrew, and "Best Guest Performance in a Comedy" for Uzo Aduba. For additional information on "Orange is the New Black," go to: facebook.com/oitnb, @OITNB, http://OITNB.tumblr.com or netflix.com/oitnb.
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