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Exclusive: Lake Bell Reveals Her Next Directorial Effort, The "Unromantic" Romance 'What's The Point'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 26, 2013 11:01 AM
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Lake Bell
As proven with “In A World...,” her directorial debut and Sundance hit (winning Best Screenplay in addition to distribution from Roadside Attractions), writer/actress Lake Bell possesses a talent for deft, comedic explorations of her passions and the struggles surrounding them, which in the film's case, is voiceover acting and a male-dominated industry. The film hits theatres soon so Bell is already preparing for her follow-up project and when we spoke with her recently, she dropped a few hints as to its freshly-lived thematic direction.

Exclusive: Lake Bell Shows Off Her Russian 'Star Wars' Accent In Clip From 'In A World...'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2013 11:17 AM
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In A World
Boasting a work ethic that allows her to place the job titles actress/writer/director/producer before her name and talent that has seen her toggle equally between TV and film with roles in everything from "How To Make It In America" and "Children's Hospital" to "It's Complicated," "Black Rock" and "Pride & Glory," Lake Bell is certainly not without ambition. But luckily, she's also got the the creativity to go with it and this summer she's delivering her feature length directorial debut "In A World..." which tells a story about folks who don't often get their own movies: voice-over actors.

L.A. Film Fest Review: 'In A World...' Directed By & Starring Lake Bell

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 18, 2013 11:01 AM
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Lake Bell, In A World
In a world... where female writers are scarce and female writer/directors even more so, Lake Bell has done both with panache in her feature debut, “In A World...” That the film itself is a meta-commentary on the persistent and open sexism in Hollywood is even more impressive. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s funny to boot.

Watch: First Trailer For Lake Bell's Movie About The Voices Behind Movies Trailers 'In A World...'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2013 4:16 PM
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Lake Bell, In A World
"I'm a trailer fanatic. If I need to go to my happy place, I just go to Apple Trailers. If I go to the movie and miss the trailers, I'll be pissed at everyone who made me late," Lake Bell told us in an interview earlier this year. And indeed, she's taken that passion for those two minute bursts of advertising to make her featuring length directorial debut "In A World..." and it looks like a charmer.

Review: 'Black Rock' A Back-To-The-Wilds Slasher With Brains & Bonding To Go With The Blood

  • By James Rocchi
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  • May 14, 2013 5:10 PM
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Black Rock, Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth
There is, ultimately, something to be said for the pleasures of a simple, sleek and well-shot run-or-kill-or-die thriller. The sort of film where the heroes are trapped in the middle of nowhere and find themselves threatened by hostile locals, and must then strike back to survive. That's what "Black Rock," the second directorial effort from Katie Aselton, is at heart, no more, no less. If you're hoping for a transcendent reinvention of the form, keep moving. If you're looking for a film like Aselton's erotic, neurotic and superbly acted "The Freebie," pass along. If you're looking for a well-executed example of a sub-genre with a Y-chromosome inflected plot and script, not as good as "Deliverance," but far better than a host of similarly-constructed films with bigger budgets and smaller IQs, you'll probably appreciate what "Black Rock" offers.

Interview: Lake Bell On Her Love Of Movie Trailers & Her Directorial Debut 'In A World...'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 2, 2013 2:25 PM
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Lake Bell
Sundance London was something of a homecoming for actress/writer/director/producer Lake Bell. Though born in New York, Bell began her career studying acting at London's Rose Bruford College, a stone's throw away from the O2 complex where the festival was taking place. And what better place could there be for the international premiere of the feature directorial debut from the star, who's consistently impressed both in TV roles like "How To Make It In America" and "Children's Hospital," and on the big screen in the likes of "It's Complicated" and "Pride & Glory."

Exclusive: Lake Bell Joining Jon Hamm & Suraj Sharma In Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 29, 2013 10:16 AM
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The trouble with being multi-talented is that you can't be in more than one place at once. And so it is with Lake Bell. The actress has been a reliable scene-stealer over the last decade or so, but she's been mostly absent from our screens of late, having spent much of the last few years prepping her thoroughly enjoyable directorial debut "In A World..." (she was even missing from much of the last season of the excellent "Children's Hospital," although she directed a couple of episodes).

'Fruitvale' Takes Grand Jury & Audience Award Prizes At Sundance Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2013 11:22 PM
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...and just like that, the Sundance Film Festival has closed for another year, and tonight at Park City, the awards were handed out with one hotly buzzed film taking two major titles.

15 Breakout Artists To Watch From The 2013 Sundance Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 25, 2013 1:06 PM
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There's still a couple days left of this year's Sundance Film Festival, but for all intents and purposes it's winding down. Most of the press have departed, pretty much every major movie has screened at least once, and many of them have been bought, or will be over the next few days.

Sundance Review: 'In A World...' A Low-Key Charmer & Promising Directorial Debut For Lake Bell

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 25, 2013 9:43 AM
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One of the worst things you could say about a comedy is usually that it has a wide appeal. The most interesting comedies are the ones that tend to be hyper-specific, focused on an insular world of some kind (think '70s newsrooms in “Anchorman” or '80s summer camp in “Wet Hot American Summer”), while the ones pitched to the widest audience end up having storylines like “Hardworking ad executive can’t seem to get her love life together!” Just ask Judd Apatow, who learned on “Freaks & Geeks” that the more specific something is, the more it tends to resonate.

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