DNC

Debra Messing Spoke On Night 2 Of The 2016 Democratic National Convention

But maybe this honour could have been...more of an honour.

Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 10:10 AM EDT
To: Jessica Schwartz
From: Debra Messing
Re: DNc

Hi Jessica

Getting ready to leave for Pilly but I noticed something weird about the shed on the DNC site

https://www.demconvention.com/event-categories/july-26/

Ive been telling my diamonds for maths that I'm speaking at the convention but I'm not seeing my name on the lineup for tues

I know Im supposed to speak in primetime so its weird that I'm not on the list? I wd think this is something they'd want to promote

Pls reach out to the party and see what you can find out

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Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 10:12 AM EDT
To: Jessica Schwartz
From: Debra Messing
Re: Re: DNc

Prob best nt to try to contact dbbie right now

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Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 10:42 AM EDT
To: Debra Messing
From: Jessica Schwartz
Re: Re: DNc

Hi Debra,

I was able to reach Donna's assistant Owen; they're kind of heads down over there and he's trying to get up to speed on a lot of stuff he didn't think he or Donna would be dealing with directly, in light of the weekend's events, but he checked and said you're slated to introduce Joe Sweeney, the first responder. It will be in primetime.

best,
j.

Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 10:44 AM EDT
To: Jessica Schwartz
From: Debra Messing
Re: Re: DNc

introduce doesn't sound like very much podium time. And what does a new york cp have to do with me, i don't get this at all

i know we both played ny cops (laura rip) but Please follow up and make sure they didn't mix me up with mariska. that does happen.

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Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 11:19 AM EDT
To: Debra Messing
From: Jessica Schwartz
Re: Re: DNc

Hi Debra,

It's not a mistake. I think the rationale is that you are associated so closely with so many iconic New York TV series -- you're such a New Yorker! Who better?

best,
j.

Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 11:23 AM EDT
To: Jessica Schwartz
From: Debra Messing
Re: Re: DNc

Jessica. I am from Rhode island. In September of 2001 I was living in Los Angeles filming season 4 of will 7 grace. Maybe they've heard of it? Because i know joe biden has and has praised the work we did for lbgtc acceptance.

Please ask evan if they can switch me to something else. isn't that also the night lina and america are speaking? i could join them. Charlie's angels! But hillary!

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Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 11:40 AM EDT
To: Debra Messing
From: Jessica Schwartz
Re: Re: DNc

Hi Debra,

Owen says some journalists already have the text for Lena and America's speech, so it is probably too late to add you to their slot.

Have you looked at the draft intro I roughed out for you? I think you'll be pleased to deliver it.

best,
j.

Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 11:45 AM EDT
To: Jessica Schwartz
From: Debra Messing
Re: Re: DNc

owen, not evan. Thank you, that's what i meant. i guess i should get to know all the assistants names since the committee is treating me like one right lol

I know that kristen and Chuck and others from new york are going to be there on tuesday for the roll call -- couldn't one of them intro joe sweeney? they probably actually knw him! and maybe I could do like a fun mc thing, like a golden globes host ll

it is 'women and families,' I'm a woman

not sure how this joe sweeney even gt on the schedule frankly
unless it's a female r trans person named joe, which is wonderful

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Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 12:03 PM EDT
To: Debra Messing
From: Jessica Schwartz
Re: Re: DNc

Hi Debra,

Having a female emcee for the night is a great idea, but unfortunately they've already chosen Elizabeth Banks to do it.

I've attached the text of your speech for your review; I really think you should give it a look, because this could be a great opportunity for you, and the party won't forget it. I know your activism is very important to you and I think you should prepare for any role the party has in mind for you, even if it's not quite the one you imagined.

best,
j.

Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 12:07 EDT
To: Jessica Schwartz
From: Debra Messing
Re: Re: DNc

Is susan speaking?

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Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 12:11 PM EDT
To: Debra Messing
From: Jessica Schwartz
Re: Re: DNc

Hi Debra,

I assume you mean Susan Sarandon? If you did: she is not speaking at the convention.

best,
j.

Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 12:13 EDT
To: Jessica Schwartz
From: Debra Messing
Re: Re: DNc

I am proud to represent the party and the city that i love at the convention. Susan and I had words about our candidates but its important to me to speak out for the things i believe in and to show roman what it means to be the bigger person and a gracious winner, something susan just does not understand.

work something like that into your draft if you can

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Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 12:20 PM EDT
To: Debra Messing
From: Jessica Schwartz
Re: Re: DNc

I'll try.

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