Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the lengths they must go to in order to get their five-year-old daughter into school. 

Directed by
Josh Shelov 

Written by
Josh Shelov & Michael Jaege

The Best and The Brightest opens at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles and the Quad Cinema in NYC on June 24, 2011!

VOD, Digital & DVD Release on August 16. 2011!

Press Release

Kate's role: [THE PLAYER'S WIFE] -- a former attorney-turned-politician, wife to The Player. Number two on the board at Coventry Day School (after her husband), she is a hard-hitter who knows how to drive a bargain. 

Christopher McDonald and Kate Mulgrew
The Player and The Player's Wife

On location for 'The Best & The Brightest' 

'The Best and the Brightest' Wrap Party 
July 7, 2009

Mixing 'The Best and the Brightest'

Neil Patrick Harris
Bonnie Somerville
Amy Sedaris
Sue Myers
Peter Serafinowicz
Clark Janowitz
Christopher McDonald
The Player
Kate Mulgrew
The Players Wife
Kelly Coffield Park
Cindy Tanaka-Blumstein (as Kelly Coffield)
Steve Park
George Tanaka-Blumstein (as Stephen Park)
Jenna Stern
Bridget Regan
Other Cast

Review from
 Photos & Report from Yale in Hollywood: New York Summit March 5, 2011
Photos & Report from Screening at the Hotel Julien in Dubuque, IA on April 21, 2011
Photos from Screening and Q&A at MindFrame Theaters in Dubuque, IA on April 22, 2011

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