Emily Bracken is a film and TV comedy writer. She attended Middlebury College and has been employed at such illustrious places as Rolling Stone, The New York Observer, Joey the TV show, and Mao's Kitchen - when she twilighted as Chinese food delivery driver. Currently, the Huffington Post publishes her political satire.
What inspires you?
In no particular order, saxophones in rock and roll, people who work hard and make it look easy, George Carlin and the proper use of semi-colons.
Projects you are working on in 2009?
A fiction book, a script and finding a good haircut.
IMDB and metacritic for work
Facebook for interloping
Salon and Slate for insight
Allmusic for discovering random bands
Hulu for instant movie and tv access
Huffington Post because I'm an unabashed lefty
Gawker its ilk for snark
The Daily Beast because I'm a news and culture whore
Favorite comedies of all time?
Five, in very particular order: Tootsie, Working Girl, Annie Hall, Animal House, Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder
What would be a dream project for you?
Having my current script go to screen with Tina Fey directing, Anna Faris and Amy Poehler starring, Nora Ephron producing, and my friends all working on it in various capacities.
Favorite things about NY? So many! I'll keep the list short:
Jazz saxophonists in Central Park
Arguing with cabbies about directions
Ginormous bagels, The NYT's Metropolitan Diary
The ability to get anything at anytime of the day or night
Challenges of your industry?
Getting female driven comedies made Coming up with original ideas Finding the intersection of art and commerce
Your opinion on Valentines Day
Not for the faint of heart.
Check out a Valentines Video that Emily created