The name, "Ninu Nina" stems from the alien language spoken by Robin Williams in "Mork & Mindy" ( a popular 1970's comedy show).

Emily Bracken

Emily Bracken

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.

Favorite websites?

  • 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

Favorite blogs?

  • 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

  • Sunday brunch

  • The ability to get anything at anytime of the day or night

  • The Cyclone

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

Illustrator & Fine Artist Felicia Atanasiu

Illustrator & Fine Artist Felicia Atanasiu

Future Sounds of Istanbul Gadi Mitrani

Future Sounds of Istanbul Gadi Mitrani