{Video} ‘It’s Okay’ Teaser Trailer

posted on Jun 6 · by Spencer · Comments Off · It's Okay, Movie News, Projects, Videos

‘It’s Okay’ is a short film by Tamar Lavine, starring Thomas Sadoski & Jenna Fischer.

A young couple struggles to break free of the restricted world they’ve created together.

{Video} ‘You Are Here’ Update + Trailer

posted on Jun 6 · by Spencer · Comments Off · News, Projects, Videos, You Are Here

In June 2012 Jenna was spotted on the set of the film ‘You Are Here’ in North Carolina. We haven’t heard much about the film since, but it looks like it will be released on August 22nd to theatres and VOD. The trailer can be viewed below (Jenna isn’t in the trailer, FYI):

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{Video} Jenna Fischer on Hollywood Game Night – Full Episode

posted on Jun 6 · by Spencer · Comments Off · Videos

{Upcoming} Jenna on Comedy Big! Bang!

posted on May 12 · by Spencer · Comments Off · Upcoming Appearances, Videos

Jenna will be appearing on Comedy Big! Bang! on May 22nd.

Here is a segment of the episode: Reggie Makes Music with Jenna Fischer

Comedy Big! Bang! is an IFC series, airing Thursdays at 10:30pm.

Thanks to zerohhero for the info.

{Upcoming Appearance} Jenna Fischer on Hollywood Game Night

posted on Apr 9 · by Spencer · Comments Off · News, Upcoming Appearances

While her name was not included in the season 2 press release, it looks like we can expect to see Jenna in an upcoming episode of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night!

Mario Lopez tweeted the following on April 6th:

My teammate is ready to pop! @JennaFischer was on fire tonight…

#Neighbors #Playdate #hollywoodgamenight


From his other photos it looks the episode also features Natasha Lyonne, Laura Prepon and Jason Biggs from Orange Is The New Black, as well as Darren Criss.

I haven’t been able to find any information on when the episode is set to air, but I’ll let you know as soon as it’s released.

Hollywood Game Night airs Thursday at 9pm EST on NBC.

{Website Updates} Funding and Gallery

posted on Apr 9 · by Spencer · Comments Off · Gallery Update, Site News

A massive thank you to Emma and Judy for their generous support. Thanks to these two fab ladies SJF will be up and running for another year!

And, as promised, I was finally able to fix (most of) the Gallery issues and get it back online. Please note that I had to purge about 1500 accounts though, so anyone who registered in 2012-2013 will likely need to create a new account (you are free to use your old details, of course). Apologies for the inconvenience.

As the Gallery has been down for almost a year it is, as a result, about a year behind with photo updates. But the photos are ready to be uploaded, and we’ll let you know when it’s done.

I also just wanted to take a second to thank everyone who sent me such nice ‘get well soon’ messages over the last year. They meant a lot!

Save Simply Jenna!

posted on Mar 29 · by Spencer · Comments Off · News

Save SimplyJennaFischer.com

As you may be aware we moved SJF from a free host to a paid host 2 years ago after we became aware that some of the required advertising script contained malware. With the kind and generous support of you guys we were able to fund 24 months with a fantastic hosting site. Unfortunately this 24 months is very soon to end.

With site traffic and news low in the past year I thought it would be okay to switch back to a free hosting service. However, after spending the past 6 months attempting to have this set up with little progress made, and learning that malware continues to be an issue with the service, I’d really prefer to continue on as-is. Unfortunately at this point SJF only has a few more days before it’s evicted from it’s paid host.

If anyone is able to assist me in continuing to fund the site, I would be eternally grateful. (As a grad-student / intern, what I’m able to personally commit money-wise ranges from rather limited to non-existent some months!)

I also want to mention that once hosting is renewed I will be getting the gallery back up. As my attention has been focused solely on new hosting arrangements for the past several months, I will be able to finally get back to the gallery once this is resolved.

Anything you’re able to give would be very much appreciated. Every little bit helps! And if you have any questions please feel free to email spencer@simplyjennafischer.com.


Thank you for your support!


{news} Jenna Fischer Featured on Recordings of Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy

posted on Mar 11 · by Spencer · Comments Off · News

Jenna Fischer and Thomas Sadoski Featured on Recordings of Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy

By Andrew Gans
11 Mar 2014

The L.A. Theatre Works productions of Neil LaBute’s reasons to be pretty and its sequel, Reasons to Be Happy, are now available for download or purchase on CD.

Also directed by LaBute, both plays feature Jenna Fischer, Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski, Gia Crovatin and Josh Stamberg.

Reasons to be pretty, according to press notes, concerns “our modern obsession with physical beauty [and] begs an answer to the question, ‘What, exactly, is pretty?’” In Reasons to Be Happy “it’s three years later, and the couples have realigned, but the stars are still crossed as these four struggle to find love. LaBute’s gift for contemporary dialogue captures a woman’s directness and a man’s loss for words in a wildly funny take on heartbreak and miscommunication.”

Each recording features an interview with LaBute and the cast.

L.A. Theatre Works’ audio plays can be purchased at bookstores and digital retailers including Amazon.com, iTunes and audible.com, or borrowed from public libraries across the country.

To download reasons to be happy or Reasons to Be Pretty, click here. To order the plays on CD, click here.


See Jenna Fischer perform THIS WEEKEND in LA

posted on Dec 11 · by Spencer · Comments Off · Projects, Reasons To Be Happy, Upcoming Appearances

Jenna Fischer returns to her role of Steph in Neil LaBute’s play Reasons To Be Happy. The show runs from tomorrow (December 12th) thru Sunday (December 15th) at The James Bridges Theatre in Los Angeles.


When purchasing tickets, use the code “LABUTE” and save $15-$20 off of Regular and Premium ticket prices! Thanks to LA Theatre Works for providing info.

Jenna Fischer Among Cast of Neil LaBute’s DirecTV Short-Film Series

posted on Dec 11 · by Spencer · Comments Off · 10x10, News, Projects

THR: Jenna Fischer Among Cast of Neil LaBute’s DirecTV Short-Film Series
by Lesley Goldberg

Each 10-minute film centers on one actor telling his/her story directly to the viewer.

DirecTV has set the cast for the first of Neil LaBute’s short-film series 10×10.

The Office’s Jenna Fischer, In Plain Sight’s Frederick Weller, Young Adult’s Louisa Krause, Luck’s Richard Kind and Who’s the Boss?’s Judith Light will star in the first set of films.

Each of the series of 10, 10-minute short films — written, directed and produced by LaBute (In the Company of Men) — features one actor telling his/her story directly to the viewer, breaking the fourth wall.

Each film explores the nature of human relationships, specifically themes of love and loss, as told by characters at different stages in their lives. Weller becomes a 30-year-old man recounting a fantasy about a woman he sat next to on a plane. Fischer will play a 40-ish woman recounting how she fled an abusive marriage and rediscovered love. Krause plays a young woman who reveals intimate details about her sex life and how it affects her self-esteem. Kind will portray a man in his 50s discussing his thoughts on marriage. Light becomes a woman in her 60s recalling a missed opportunity for love in her past.

“I feel so fortunate to have enlisted such wonderful actors for this, many of which I’ve had the pleasure of working with on the New York stage,” LaBute said. “It takes an exceptional talent to do this kind of acting — straight to the camera and without any edits. It’s like walking a tightrope without a net.”

LaBute, who previously wrote DirecTV’s original scripted series Full Circle, executive produces the series alongside Andrew Carlberg and Tim Harms.

Casting for the remainder of the films in 10×10 will be announced at a later date. Production will begin in January in Los Angeles. The series will air on DirecTV’s Audience Network in 2014.