Former SNL Director McCarthy-Miller To Make Feature Debut With MEAN MOMS

beth_mccarthy_millerBeth McCarthy-Miller, who served as a director on NBC’s late-night comedy stalwart Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2006, has set the comedy project Mean Moms to be her feature film debut.

According to Deadline, the film will center on –

[A] happily married mother of two moves from small town America to the high-class suburbs and is faced with confronting the cutthroat world of competitive parenting.

If the title and plot echoes the 2004 Tina Fey comedic dissection of high school cliques Mean Girls, it is not coincidental. Both films were based off of advice books written by Rosalind Wiseman. Mean Girls was adapted from Wiseman’s Queen Bees And Wannabes while Mean Moms stems from Queen Bee Moms And King Pin Dads: Dealing With The Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future. But one should not be construed as a sequel to the other.

There is an interesting connection between the two. When Fey used her cache as head writer and a performer on SNL to write and star in Mean Girls, she lobbied to get McCarthy-Miller hired to film promotional bits featurning the film’s cast that aired on MTV.

In addition to her work on SNL, McCarthy-Miller has also directed numerous stand-up comedy specials as well as episodes of 30 Rock, Samantha Who? and Community.

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