Baby Mama To Open Tribeca Film Festival

(released 3/7/2008)

The Tribeca Film Festival and Universal Pictures have announced that Baby Mama, written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker Michael McCullers, will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. The premiere will take place on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Baby Mama, filmed primarily in New York City, is the directorial debut of former Saturday Night Live writer Michael McCullers. The cast is comprised of Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Maura Tierney, Holland Taylor and Sigourney Weaver. SNL creator Lorne Michaels produced the film with John Goldwyn.

"As a film festival with a true commitment to New York City and its film community, what better way to open this year's festival than with a New York production that brings together some of the city's most beloved and creative talent," stated Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal in a prepared release. "The creators of this film, both in front of the camera and behind, have been making audiences laugh for years. We look forward to celebrating this crowd-pleasing comedy with our long time collaborators at Universal." for more details on the festival.

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