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Interview conducted by Tom Stockman July 16th, 2014
A native St. Louisan, Brad Schiff serves as the animation supervisor at Laika Studios, the award-winning company behind “Coraline,” “ParaNorman,” and the upcoming “The Boxtrolls.” Before making his creative contributions to Laika’s films, Brad cut his teeth on a number of popular American television series, including MTV’s “Celebrity Deathmatch,” “The PJs,” and “Gary & Mike.” In 2001, Brad brought home a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for his work on “Gary & Mike.” Brad’s commercial-directing clients have included the NFL on Fox, Nintendo, and Samsung. In 2004, Brad worked as an animator on Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride,” the first of what has turned out to be a series of Academy Award-nominated features that includes Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Although Brad’s busy schedule only allows a hometown visit once a year or so, when in St. Louis »
- Tom Stockman
David Ichioka is well-versed in off-kilter animation, with experience ranging from Gumby Adventures and Bump in the Night, to The PJs and Happy Tree Friends. His latest effort in the world of stop-motion animation is as a producer on Laika's latest feature, The Boxtrolls. Ichioka was kind enough to give us a presentation on the upcoming film that covered the nuts and bolts of the animation process and also gave us a more personal peek into the world of a stop-motion animator. While on set of The Boxtrolls, Ichioka talked about the film's setting and what made Laika's style of stop-motion animation a perfect fit for its look, the decision to make The Boxtrolls a hybrid film by including motion-capture and visual effects work, and the evolution of stop-motion technology. In addition to providing us with a jaw-dropping list of numbers related to the picture, he also commented on the film's excellent voice cast, »
- Dave Trumbore
Comedy Central has named its successor for The Colbert Report as host Stephen Colbert prepares to make the leap to The Late Show. The network announced on Friday that comedian Larry Wilmore will take over its 11:30 p.m. weeknight time slot, hosting a show called The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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'Minority' is described as a comedic look at news, current events and pop culture from unique perspectives not typically on display in late night television with the help of a diverse panel of voices.
Jon Stewart and Wilmore will serve as executive producers. More details will be revealed at a later date.
Wilmore joined "The Daily Show" in 2006 and serves as the comedy show's "Senior Black Correspondent". Wilmore has also written for shows such as "In Living Color" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, co-created "The PJs" and "The Bernie Mac Show," and was a consulting producer on NBC's "The Office".
Source: Comedy Central »
- Garth Franklin
Late Friday (May 9) afternoon, Comedy Central announced that Larry Wilmore has landed the coveted post-"Daily Show" time slot starting in January 2015. With tongue-in-cheek very pointedly, Comedy Central promises that "The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore" will be "a comedic look at news, current events and pop culture from unique perspectives not typically on display in late night television." Underlining that point, Comedy Central teases that the show will "feature a diverse panel of voices currently underrepresented in comedy and television." Long the "Senior Black Correspondent" on "The Daily Show," Wilmore won an Emmy for his work on "The Bernie Mac Show," which he co-created. He also co-created "The PJs" and has written for "In Living Color," "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and more. He's also the executive producer and showrunner on ABC's newly ordered "Black-ish." As an actor, his credits include "Dinner with Schmucks," "Happy Endings" and "The Office. »
- Daniel Fienberg
The not-long wait is over: The post-Daily Show slot on Comedy Central that is being vacated by The Colbert Report will be filled by The Daily Show’s Larry Wilmore, who has been named as host of The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore.
The Minority Report is slated to begin airing weeknights at 11:30 p.m. in January as Stephen Colbert exits the network in December before taking over for David Letterman on CBS’ The Late Show next year. The series, which was created by Daily Show host Jon Stewart, aims to be “a comedic look at news, current events »
- Dan Snierson
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