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#WomanCrushWednesday

Posted with tags #WomanCrushWednesday, #WCW, Lena Waithe, Twenties, Dear White People on 7/2/2014 1:55:51 PM by Laura Goldman

Woman Crush Wednesday is the best. You get to rave about any lady you want.  My choice this week?  Lena Waithe. Total badass. Creator of "Twenties" and producer of "Dear White People". Did I mention how cool I think she is? "Twenties" is funny but not in a showy, overwhelming, in your face kind of a way. It's more like a 'hey this is super underrated and should be posted everywhere' because it's not a forced funny' kind of a way. Moral of, I think everyone should know who Lena Waithe is. Don't wear out the name. Seriously, don't overuse it. Just know that she is awesome and amazing and great and talented and a total freaking badass. Oh and I'm super excited about the pilot news from Variety as well.


Thoroughly Melted Minnie

Posted in Subway, Subway 2013, Thoroughly Melted Minnie with tags Thoroughly Melted Minnie, Subway on 3/8/2013 11:52:08 AM by Chris Donahue




Meet the team behind the SUBWAY® Fresh Artists Series "Thorougly Melted Minnie":


Annabel W. Seymour - Writer/Producer

Annabel was born and raised in New York City, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2009. She spent most of her time at Dartmouth performing with the improv comedy troupe, “The Dog Day Players”, and studying French poetry for her thesis in Comparative Literature. Annabel returned to New York after college to work at BreakThru Films, where she worked for Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg on their documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. In 2010, Annabel moved to Los Angeles to pursue her MFA in Film Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she has co-produced a short documentary called Bingo Night, wrote and produced a graduate thesis, The Furies of War, and wrote a comedy feature about flight attendants, entitled Layover. While at USC, she has also worked as an intern the Montecito Picture Company (Up in the Air, I Love You Man, Old School) and as a set PA on the Rob Reiner film, The Magic of Belle Isle. She currently works as a development intern at Broadway Video (SNL, 30 Rock, Portlandia), and as a PA on several web shorts for Broadway Video’s digital venture, Above Average. She will be graduating from USC in May of 2013, and hopes to pursue a career in comedy writing and development.

Patricia Pham - Producer

Patricia is the youngest daughter of Vietnamese immigrants who somehow managed to settle in Southwest Missouri. She grew up in libraries and beauty salons, fascinated with the ideas of illusion and identity, concepts that continue to inspire her creative work today. Patricia has remained active in various areas of performance and storytelling including theater, dance, music, photography, journalism, and independent filmmaking. She earned her B.A. in Mass Communication from Missouri Southern State University, where, as a producer, director, and writer, she received multiple media and journalism awards at state and national levels. Some of her many interests include pop culture, technology, criminology, and photographing everything she eats. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Film Production at the University of Southern California where she has produced a variety of work including dramatic and comedic shorts, documentaries, and experimental films. She hopes to continue producing work that makes you say, "Whoa."

Conor Fetting-Smith - Director / Writer
Conor is a graduate student at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts specializing in writing, directing and producing. His films have screened at Lincoln Center, Outfest, The Boston International Film Festival, and the United Nations Film Festival, among others. He’s the recipient of the USC Lambda Alumni Association Scholarship in Cinematic Arts, and an advanced student at The Groundlings Theater, where he performs sketch comedy and improv. Prior to USC, Conor began his film career at Miramax Films and IFP in New York City. He’s a graduate ofthe University of Pennsylvania and a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Conor will receive his MFA from USC in May 2013. He’s currently at work on his first feature screenplay Teach, and set to direct a web series this Spring called Butch & Belly Take the Rap about two gay best friends determined to become famous rap stars.

CREDITS
EPISODE 1 “Frozen”
After a dastardly trick left her frozen for 57 years, actress Minnie Mugaloo is back, fully thawed, and ready for her big break!

Director: Conor Fetting-Smith
Writers: Conor Fetting-Smith and Annabel Seymour
Producers: Annabel Seymour and Patricia Pham


CAST
Minnie Mugaloo: Lizzie Redner
Durell: Barry Brewer
Katie: Aimee Lynn Chadwick
Gus: Justin Cone
William: Christopher May

CREW
1st AD: Amanda Overton
2nd AD: Amy Reedy
2nd 2nd AD: Natalie Grover
Unit Production Manager: Tamara Shogaolu
Director of Photography: Alex Parker
1st AC: Dana Hill
Gaffer: Alejandro Martinez
Key Grip: Bryan Mendoza
Best Boy Electric: Mike Silva, Sean McDaniel
Best Boy Grip: Bryan Parry
G&E: Brigitte Bartholdi, Rachel Xu
PA: Meenakshi Ramamurthy
Sound Mixer: Sahand Nikoukar
Boom Operator: Kristin Fione
Hair & Makeup: Denisse Villa
Costume Designer: Silvanne Park
Costume Assistant: Samar Nattagh
Production Designer: Evelyn Ellias
Art Director: Lauren Meyer
Props Master: Adam Ruben
Script Supervisor: Alexandra Jensen
Composer: John Carey
Editor: Faroukh Virani
Sound Editor: Sahand Nikoukar and Eric Marshall


CREDITS:
EPISODE 2 “Thawed”

While the American Frozen Corn Company desperately searches for Minnie Mugaloo, she trains for the upcoming talent show with the help of her new Subway friends.

Director: Conor Fetting-Smith
Writers: Conor Fetting-Smith and Annabel Seymour
Producers: Annabel Seymour and Patricia Pham

CAST
Minnie Mugaloo: Lizzie Redner
Durell: Barry Brewer
Katie: Aimee Lynn Chadwick
Gus: Justin Cone
William: Christopher May
Margarita: Cyrina Fiallo
Bernard: Victor Campos


CREW
1st AD: Amanda Overton
2nd AD: Amy Reedy
2nd 2nd AD: Natalie Grover
Unit Production Manager: Tamara Shogaolu
Director of Photography: Alex Parker
1st AC: Dana Hill
Gaffer: Alejandro Martinez
Key Grip: Bryan Mendoza
Best Boy Electric: Mike Silva, Sean McDaniel
Best Boy Grip: Bryan Parry
G&E: Brigitte Bartholdi, Rachel Xu
PA: Meenakshi Ramamurthy
Sound Mixer: Sahand Nikoukar
Boom Operator: Kristin Fione
Hair & Makeup: Cristina Waltz
Costume Designer: Silvanne Park
Costume Assistant: Samar Nattagh
Production Designer: Evelyn Ellias
Art Director: Lauren Meyer
Props Master: Adam Ruben
Script Supervisor: Alexandra Jensen
Composer: John Carey
Editor: Faroukh Virani
Sound Editor: Sahand Nikoukar and Eric Marshall


CREDITS:
EPISODE 3 “Fresh!”
Minnie Mugaloo hopes to catch her next big break at the Shooting Stars talent show, but will the American Frozen Corn Company foil her plans?

Director: Conor Fetting-Smith
Writers: Conor Fetting-Smith and Annabel Seymour
Producers: Annabel Seymour and Patricia Pham


CAST
Minnie Mugaloo: Lizzie Redner
Durell: Barry Brewer
Katie: Aimee Lynn Chadwick
Gus: Justin Cone
William: Christopher May
Margarita: Cyrina Fiallo
Bernard: Victor Campos
Jamie (didgeridoo player): Desi Stein
Scott (belly dancer): Travis Hammer
Madame Monqueef: Jimmy Fowlie
Drama Teacher: Jason Boegh
Bonnie: Bonnie Shipston
Francine: Carol Mack
Chester Pindergrass: Stewart Skelton

CREW
1st AD: Amanda Overton
2nd AD: Amy Reedy
2nd 2nd AD: Natalie Grover
Unit Production Manager: Tamara Shogaolu
Director of Photography: Alex Parker
1st AC: Zack Haskell
2nd AC: Dana Hill
Gaffer: Alejandro Martinez
Key Grip: Bryan Mendoza
Best Boy Electric: Mike Silva, Sean McDaniel
G&E: Brigitte Bartholdi, Rachel Xu, Diana Chao, Bryan Parry, Chris Kurose
PA: Meenakshi Ramamurthy
Sound Mixer: Sahand Nikoukar
Boom Operator: Kristin Fione
Hair & Makeup: Denisse Villa
Costume Designer: Silvanne Park
Costume Assistant: Samar Nattagh
Production Designer: Evelyn Ellias
Art Director: Lauren Meyer
Props Master: Adam Ruben
Script Supervisor: Alexandra Jensen
Stunt Coordinator: Dustin Courtney
Choreographer: Jimmy Fowlie
Composer: John Carey
Editor: Faroukh Virani
Sound Editor: Sahand Nikoukar and Eric Marshall


Subway Fresh Artist Filmmaker Series

Posted in Subway, Subway 2013 with tags subway, fresh artist, filmmaker series, bite night, herman, minnie on 3/1/2013 12:00:00 PM by Chris Donahue

Subway Fresh Artist Filmmaker Series

Hey, we've got three new shows coming at you from the Subway Fresh Artist Filmmaker Series! Meet the first of our student filmmakers! They're three teams of students from USC. Please learn a little about them and meet all of the people who helped make their series come to life!





Bite Night:

Magee Clegg Bio
Magee Clegg is a Director/Producer pursuing an MFA at The USC School of CinematicArts. He began his career as a filmmaker when he traveled to India to direct a documentary about rural to urban migration titled A Box with a View. Shortly after India, Magee became a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines where he spent one year directing Filipino Rice Policy, a documentary which explores the corrupt politics surrounding rice importation in the Philippines. While living in Manila Magee also directed music videos for Filipino rock groups as well as an HIV Awareness PSA that aired nationally on MTV ASIA. Magee has screened his work in India, Philippines,Macau, and at many festivals throughout the United States including the academy awards, qualifying Chicago International Children's Film Festival. He loves to tell stories about coming of age, family, and young love. Magee is currently developing his first narrative feature film, which follows a man from the US on a journey to Philippines to meet his father for the first time. Magee is honored to be a Subway Fresh Artist and looks forward to directing more branded content in the future.

Jenny Koreny Bio
Jenny Koreny has been on the forefront of producing digital media and web content since2006. Before starting the Cinema Production MFA program at USC, Koreny produced and edited video & multimedia content for Tower Records, consulted on the development of start-up social networks, and worked as a freelance graphic designer. During her time at USC she interned for Warner Brother's Marketing Department on the campaigns for Argo, Gangster Squad, The Campaign, and The Great Gatsby. At the Sundance Institute she was one of two interns who worked for the Sundance Documentary Fund, the team of eight screens over 700 films and reviews proposal submissions from documentarians around the world. She is currently interning for the producers of the Emmy award-winning TV show Mad Men. She is currently developing a feature documentary that follows the experiences of female entrepreneurs and VC's, and is developing an application called "Flixie," a start up venture that helps users find content across streaming services.

John Berardo Bio
A native of Norman, Oklahoma. John ventured to California to begin his career as a director after winning a 2005 student Emmy for technical achievement. Before starting the Cinema Production MFA program at USC, John received a BA from UCLA in Theatre directing and playwriting with a minor in Film, Television, and Digital Media. At UCLA he directed such plays as A Streetcar Named Desire and Arthur Miller’s controversial After the Fall. This summer John directed his thesis film, The Furies of War, which is to debut spring of 2013. During his time at USC, John has directed, written, and produced numerous short films and commercials for CBS, Disney,Vimeo, and MTV. He recently wrapped short films (Glass People) for David Hoberman and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and (Strings) produced by James Franco. John is currently developing a feature based on a short horror film he directed (Dembanger) which has received film festival success and won first prize in Vimeo’s Cabin in the Woods Short Horror Festival.

Episode One
CAST
Casey – Kelly Washington
Ian – Tyler Peterson
Carla – Gabriela Lopez
Coach – Jason E Kelley
Mr. Fowler – James Sharpe
Asst Scout – Jordan Pina
Young Officer – Brock Jones
Sherriff Blake – Jack Harding
Principle Quinn – Deborah Berman
Runner #3 (Judy) – Jill Renner
Announcer Magee Clegg
Mascot – Jordan Pina

Runners:
Taylor Cox
Shannon Knepp
Sarah Quon
Isabella Scholss

Subway Patrons:
Joel Clark
Molly McSherry
Fans in the Stands
Keisuke Akizawa
Sam Bader
John Branno
Brady Clegg
Haley Coleman
George Efremidze
Ivy Francis
David Gerhardt
Tony Hsieh
Sarah Henzler
Peter Holt
Liz Kernion
Sonia Nam
Erin O’Donnell
Francesca Reale
Marissa Ripalda
Rosalie Ripalda
Melissa Serres
Sara Simons
Joanna Yemi

CREW
Producers
John Berardo
Jenny Koreny

Director - Magee Clegg
Written By – John Berardo
AD - Jose Vazquez
2nd AD - Lanie Siegel
2nd 2nd AD - Joel Clark
Production Manager - Sam Bader
2nd Production Manager - Jane Stupp - O’Neill
Script Supervisor - Samantha Christopher
On Set Photography - Vatch Karagozian
Stunt Coordinator - David Thompson

Production Assistants –
Aaron Adkins
Tony Hsieh
Austin Kolodney
Angela Ortner
Tracy Smith
Ellis Trespalacios
Anna Zlokovic

Accountant – Reba Molock
Casting by Kevin Mockrin, CSA & Karina Walters, CSA
Director of Photography - Jonathan Pope
1st AC - Ted Endres
2nd AC - Jeanna Kim
Steadycam - Brian Freesh
Gaffer- Tim Smith
BBE- Inga Mitinyan
Key Grip- Sarah Fox
BBG - Mario P Colli
Grip/Dolly Grip - Shawn Elmore
Grip - Chris King & Kyle Keeland
On Set Sound Mixer - Zheng Jia & Jorge Ramirez-Martinez
Boom Op - Chris Maynard
Production Designer - Joe Haugen
Art Director - Erin O’Donnell
Set Decorator - Tanya Salas Platt
Costume Designer - Kristina Fenske
Costume Asst - Brianna Quick
Costume PA - Francesca Reale
Chief Hair/Makeup - Yusuke Tateishi
Hair/Makeup - Cara Liedlich
Editor - Rejh Cabrera
Post Supervisor - Jordan Ledy
VFX Supervisor - Gregory Jones
DIT - Gabriel Renfro
Colorist - Jerimiah Morey
Sound Designer - Zheng Jia
Mixer - Zheng Jia
Music Composer - Giona Ostinelli


EPISODE 2
CAST
Casey – Kelly Washington
Ian – Tyler Peterson
Coach – Jason E. Kelley
Sherriff Blake – Jack Harding
Mr. Fowler – James Sharpe
Young Officer – Brock Jones
Principle Quinn – Deborah Berman
Judy #3 - – Jill Renner

Extras in the cut high school steps scene:
Reporters
Amy Jorgensen
Jenny Koreny

Cameraman:
Mario P Colli
Kyle Keeland
Tim Smith

High School Kids:
John Berardo
Kristina Fenske
Angela Ortner
Francesca Reale
Tanya Salas Platt
Lanie Siegel
Tracy Smith

Mascot:
Jose Vasquez

CREW
Producers
John Berardo
Jenny Koreny

Director - Magee Clegg
Written By – John Berardo
AD - Jose Vazquez
2nd AD - Lanie Siegel
2nd 2nd AD - Joel Clark
Production Manager - Sam Bader
2nd Production Manager - Jane Stupp - O’Neill
Script Supervisor - Samantha Christopher
On Set Photography - Vatch Karagozian

Production Assistants –
Aaron Adkins
Tony Hsieh
Austin Kolodney
Angela Ortner
Tracy Smith
Ellis Trespalacios
Anna Zlokovic

Accountant – Reba Molock
Casting by Kevin Mockrin, CSA & Karina Walters, CSA
Director of Photography - Jonathan Pope
1st AC - Ted Endres
2nd AC - Jeanna Kim
Steadycam - Brian Freesh
Gaffer- Tim Smith
BBE- Inga Mitinyan
Key Grip- Sarah Fox
BBG - Mario P Colli
Grip/Dolly Grip - Shawn Elmore
Grip - Chris King & Kyle Keeland
On Set Sound Mixer - Zheng Jia & Jorge Ramirez-Martinez
Boom Op - Chris Maynard
Production Designer - Joe Haugen
Art Director - Erin O’Donnell
Set Decorator - Tanya Salas Platt
Costume Designer - Kristina Fenske
Costume PA - Francesca Reale
Chief Hair/Makeup - Yusuke Tateishi
Hair/Makeup - Cara Liedlich
SFX Makeup – Yusuke Tateishi
SFX Makeup Asst - Ken Bunprosert
Editor - Rejh Cabrera
Post Supervisor - Jordan Ledy
VFX Supervisor - Gregory Jones
DIT - Gabriel Renfro
Colorist - Jerimiah Morey
Sound Designer - Zheng Jia
Mixer - Zheng Jia
Music Composer - Giona Ostinelli

EPISODE 3
CAST
Casey – Kelly Washington
Ian – Tyler Peterson
Carla – Gabriela Lopez
Coach – Jason E. Kelley
Mr Fowler – James Sharpe
Asst Scout - Jordan Pina
Sheriff Blake – Jack Harding
Young Officer – Brock Jones
Judy #3 – Jill Renner
Mascot Jordan Pina

Runners
Taylor Cox
Shannon Knepp
Sarah Quon
Isabella Scholss

Extras in Subway
Kim Nance
Mollie McSherry

Fans
Keisuke Akizawa
Tai Arrant
Sam Bader
James Berardo
John Branno
Joel Clark
Brady Clegg
Haley Coleman
George Efremidze
Ivy Francis
David Gerhardt
Tony Hsieh
Sarah Henzler
Peter Holt
Liz Kernion
Jenny Koreny
Karl Kwaitkowski
Laura LaMonaco
Sonia Nam
Erin O’Donnell
Francesca Reale
Marissa Ripalda
Rosalie Ripalda
Melissa Serres
Sara Simons
Alina Vergara-Hegi
Joanna Yemi

CREW
Producers
John Berardo
Jenny Koreny

Director - Magee Clegg
Written By – John Berardo
AD - Jose Vazquez
2nd AD - Lanie Siegel
2nd 2nd AD - Joel Clark
Production Manager - Sam Bader
2nd Production Manager - Jane Stupp - O’Neill
Script Supervisor - Samantha Christopher
On Set Photography - Vatch Karagozian
Stunt Coordinator - David Thompson

Production Assistants –
Aaron Adkins
Tony Hsieh
Austin Kolodney
Angela Ortner
Tracy Smith
Ellis Trespalacios
Anna Zlokovic

Accountant – Reba Molock
Casting by Kevin Mockrin, CSA & Karina Walters, CSA
Director of Photography - Jonathan Pope
1st AC - Ted Endres
2nd AC - Jeanna Kim
Steadycam - Brian Freesh
Gaffer- Tim Smith
BBE- Inga Mitinyan
Key Grip- Sarah Fox
BBG - Mario P Colli
Grip/Dolly Grip - Shawn Elmore
Grip - Chris King & Kyle Keeland
On Set Sound Mixer - Zheng Jia & Jorge Ramirez-Martinez
Boom Op - Chris Maynard
Production Designer - Joe Haugen
Art Director - Erin O’Donnell
Set Decorator - Tanya Salas Platt
Costume Designer - Kristina Fenske
Costume Asst - Brianna Quick
Costume PA - Francesca Reale
Chief Hair/Makeup - Yusuke Tateishi
Hair/Makeup - Cara Liedlich
SFX Makeup – Yusuke Tateishi
SFX Makeup Asst - Ken Bunprosert
Editor - Rejh Cabrera
Post Supervisor - Jordan Ledy
VFX Supervisor - Gregory Jones
DIT - Gabriel Renfro
Colorist - Jerimiah Morey
Sound Designer - Zheng Jia
Mixer - Zheng Jia
Music Composer - Giona Ostinelli







Herman:


Josh Eiserike Bio
Josh Eiserike is a writer/cartoonist living in Los Angeles. He has written for the hit HUB animated series “G.I. Joe: Renegades” and MAD Magazine. His feature script “Booty Seekers,” a teen comedy set in pirate times was named a 2012 quarter finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He is currently finishing his MFA in film production from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in writing and producing.

Josh’s first comic book “Class of ‘99” won an Ignatz Award (the Independent Spirit Award of the comic book world). Aintitcoolnews.com called his subsequent comic, amen-behaving-badly comedy titled “Assholes,” “A damn funny book.” His first graphic novel “Anyone But Virginia,” about a superhero who returns home to plan her high school reunion (and reconnect with friends and family), is currently distributed by Alterna Comics. Josh has also produced and written various short films, including“Volcano Girl,” based on “Anyone But Virginia.” He also produced USC thesis film"The Films of Avi Krum," starring Adam Herschman ("Accepted") and Dan Rather("CBS Evening News").
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Josh worked as a reporter in the Washington, D.C. area for the Washington City Paper, The Examiner and the News and Messenger. Josh covered everything from Congress to rock music to video arcades to comic books. His reporting and editorial cartoons received awards from various press associations and the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. He has also completed internships at Marvel Comics in New York and, in Los Angeles, at the management production company Aligned Entertainment and at Robert Zemeckis' production company ImageMovers.

Christian Contreras Bio
Christian Contreras is the director and co-writer of the Subway Fresh Artists web series, “Herman.”

Christian is originally from El Paso, TX where his love for cinema was cultivated by the rich Mexican culture of a border town community. He holds a BA in Electronic Media with a minor in Theatre Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso. In 2008, Christian won the national ‘Kennedy Center ACTF Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design’ for his work in his school’s production of Jose Rivera’s “Cloud Tectonics.”

Shortly after, Christian moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his passion for film and lighting. He is currently finishing his MFA in Film and TV Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts where he focused his studies in cinematography and discovered his love for writing and directing.

Coming off his experience on “Herman,” Christian is revisiting his craze for puppets in his graduate thesis film, “Para Ellos,” a story about two children who journey across the U.S./Mexico border in search for their father; he is co-directing “Para Ellos” along with “Herman” producer, Victoria De La Torre. Christian hopes to continue making films that focus on the stories and experiences of the Mexican-American culture while pursuing a career in family entertainment.

Victoria De La Torre Bio
Victoria De La Torre is a producer and co-writer of the SUBWAY Fresh Artists web-series ‘HERMAN’. This California native is a current MFA candidate at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Production Program. She received her BA in Communications fromCalifornia State University of San Bernardino where she had the opportunity of interning at Robert Greenwald Productions.

During her time at USC she has been a twice recipient of the Rodolfo Montes Memorial Scholarship and was also awarded the John Huston Directing Scholarship (2010-2011) for her USC film titled ‘THE DAY BEFORE’. Although Victoria aspires to write and direct she had the great fortune to discover a love for Production Design. Over the course of her USC studies she has designed and set decorated over 20 projects; including in- class exercises, music videos, advanced shorts and thesis films.

One of her best experiences by far is working on the ‘HERMAN’ SUBWAY web-series alongside her classmates and friends.

Victoria is most inspired by her family and culture and is currently working on her thesis film with ‘HERMAN’ director and co-writer Christian Contreras. She loves everything about the production process.

‘HERMAN’ - Episode #1
Herman arrives to Hollywood and lands the ‘roll’ of a lifetime.
Directed by
Christian Contreras
Written by
Christian Contreras and Victoria De La Torre
Produced by
Victoria De La Torre & Josh Eiserike

CAST:
Herman
Voice: Danny Montooth
Puppeteer: Danny Montooth

Mona
Voice: Amanda Troop
Puppeteer: Amber Reeder and Alison Mork

Carlos
Voice: Kevin Carlson
Puppeteer: Kevin Carlson

Jacob
Voice: Adam Silver
Puppeteer: Amber Reeder

Leroy
Voice: Dustin Jacobs
Puppeteer: Edwin Bayan

Cindy
Lisa Martel

Casting Director
Eric Scott Cooper

Casting Assistant
Renee Dorian

Telenovela Female
Romina Peniche

Telenovela Male
Eric Marinho

PRINCIPLE CREW:
Director of Photography
Will Jobe

Puppets by
Russ Walko

Music by
Jackson Greenberg

Production Designer
Prerna Chawla
Editor
Michael La Breche
Supervising Sound Designer
Kim Patrick
Production Sound
Ashley Maria
Jorge Ramirez-Martinez
Costume Designer
Sasha Williams
Visual Effects
Burak N. Kurt
First Assistant Director
Leslie Marchand

‘HERMAN’ - Episode #2
With the help of his friends, Herman ‘butters’ up for his Hollywood debut.But does he go too far?Directed by
Christian Contreras
Written by
Christian Contreras and Victoria De La Torre
Produced by
Victoria De La Torre & Josh Eiserike
CAST:
Herman
Voice: Danny Montooth
Puppeteer: Danny Montooth
Mona
Voice: Amanda Troop
Puppeteer: Amber Reeder and Alison Mork
Carlos
Voice: Kevin Carlson
Puppeteer: Kevin Carlson
Jacob
Voice: Adam Silver
Puppeteer: Amber Reeder
Leroy
Voice: Dustin Jacobs
Puppeteer: Edwin Bayan
PRINCIPLE CREW:
Director of Photography
Will Jobe
Puppets by
Russ Walko
Music by
Jackson Greenberg
Production Designer
Prerna Chawla
Editor
Michael La Breche
Supervising Sound Designer
Kim Patrick
Production Sound
Ashley Maria
Jorge Ramirez-Martinez
Costume Designer
Sasha Williams
Visual Effects
Burak N. Kurt
First Assistant Director
Leslie Marchand

‘HERMAN’ - Episode #3
With the pressures of stardom upon him, Herman ‘kneads’ to decide if Hollywood is worth the sacrifice.
Directed by
Christian Contreras
Written by
Christian Contreras and Victoria De La Torre
Produced by
Victoria De La Torre & Josh Eiserike
CAST:
Herman
Voice: Danny Montooth
Puppeteer: Danny Montooth
Mona
Voice: Amanda Troop
Puppeteer: Amber Reeder and Alison Mork
Carlos
Voice: Kevin Carlson
Puppeteer: Kevin Carlson
Jacob
Voice: Adam Silver
Puppeteer: Amber Reeder
Leroy
Voice: Dustin Jacobs
Puppeteer: Edwin Bayan
Wayne Lasso
Tim Moran
Assistant Director
Christian Edsall
Commercial Director
Scott Vance
PRINCIPLE CREW:
Director of Photography
Will Jobe
Puppets by
Russ Walko
Music by
Jackson Greenberg
Production Designer
Prerna Chawla
Editor
Michael La Breche
Supervising Sound Designer
Kim Patrick
Production Sound
Ashley Maria
Jorge Ramirez-Martinez
Costume Designer
Sasha Williams
Visual Effects
Burak N. Kurt
First Assistant Director
Leslie Marchand






Minnie:


Annabel W. Seymour Bio
Annabel was born and raised in New York City, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2009. She spent most of her time at Dartmouth performing with the improv comedy troupe, “The Dog Day Players”, and studying French poetry for her thesis in Comparative Literature. Annabel returned to New York after college to work at BreakThru Films, where she worked for Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg on their documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. In 2010, Annabel moved to Los Angeles to pursue her MFA in Film Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she has co-produced a short documentary called Bingo Night, wrote and produced a graduate thesis, The Furies of War, and wrote a comedy feature about flight attendants, entitled Layover. While at USC, she has also worked as an intern the Montecito Picture Company (Up in the Air, I Love You Man, Old School) and as a set PA on the Rob Reiner film, The Magic of Belle Isle. She currently works as a development intern at Broadway Video (SNL, 30 Rock, Portlandia), and as a PA on several web shorts for Broadway Video’s digital venture, Above Average. She will be graduating from USC in May of 2013, and hopes to pursue a career in comedy writing and development.

Patricia Pham Bio
Patricia is the youngest daughter of Vietnamese immigrants who somehow managed tosettle in Southwest Missouri. She grew up in libraries and beauty salons, fascinated withthe ideas of truth, illusion, and identity, concepts that continue to inspire her creativework today. Throughout her childhood to present-day, Patricia has remained active invarious areas of performance and storytelling including theater, dance, music,photography, journalism, and independent filmmaking. She earned her B.A. in MassCommunication from Missouri Southern State University, where, as a producer, director,and writer, she received multiple media and journalism awards at state and nationallevels. Some of her many interests include pop culture, technology, criminology, andphotographing everything she eats. She is currently pursuing her MFA in FilmProduction at the University of Southern California where she has produced a variety ofwork including dramatic and comedic shorts, documentaries, and animated films. Shehopes to continue producing work that makes you say, "Whoa."

Conor Fetting-Smith - Director / Writer - Thoroughly Melted Minnie
Conor is a graduate student at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts specializing in writing, directing and producing. His films have screened at Lincoln Center, Outfest, The Boston International Film Festival, and the United Nations Film Festival, among others. He’s the recipient of the USC Lambda Alumni Association Scholarship in Cinematic Arts, and an advanced student at The Groundlings Theater, where he performs sketch comedy and improv. Prior to USC, Conor began his film career at Miramax Films and IFP in New York City. He’s a graduate ofthe University of Pennsylvania and a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Conor will receive his MFA from USC in May 2013. He’s currently at work on his first feature screenplay Teach, and set to direct a web series this Spring called Butch & Belly Take the Rap about two gay best friends determined to become famous rap stars.

CREDITS: EPISODE 1 “Frozen”
After a dastardly trick left her frozen for 57 years, actress Minnie Mugaloo is back, fully thawed, and ready for her big break!
CAST
Minnie Mugaloo: Lizzie Redner
Durell: Barry Brewer
Katie: Aimee Lynn Chadwick
Gus: Justin Cone
William: Christopher May
Director: Conor Fetting-Smith
Writers: Conor Fetting-Smith and Annabel Seymour
Producers: Annabel Seymour and Patricia Pham
1st AD: Amanda Overton
2nd AD: Amy Reedy
2nd 2nd AD: Natalie Grover
Unit Production Manager: Tamara Shogaolu
Director of Photography: Alex Parker
1st AC: Dana Hill
Gaffer: Alejandro Martinez
Key Grip: Bryan Mendoza
Best Boy Electric: Mike Silva, Sean McDaniel
Best Boy Grip: Bryan Parry
G&E: Brigitte Bartholdi, Rachel Xu
PA: Reema Ramamurthy
Sound Mixer: Sahand Nikoukar
Boom Operator: Kristin Fione
Hair & Makeup: Denisse Avilla
Costume Designer: Silvanne Park
Costume Assistant: Samar Nattagh
Production Designer: Evelyn Ellias
Art Director: Lauren Meyer
Props Master: Adam Ruben
Script Supervisor: Alexandra Jensen
Composer: John Carey
Editor: Faroukh Virrani
Sound Editor: Sahand Nikoukar, Eric Marshall

CREDITS: EPISODE 2 “Thawed”
While the American Frozen Corn Company desperately searches for Minnie Mugaloo, she trains for the upcoming talent show with the help of her new Subway friends.
Minnie Mugaloo: Lizzie Redner
Durell: Barry Brewer
Katie: Aimee Lynn Chadwick
Gus: Justin Cone
William: Christopher May
Margarita: Cyrina Fiallo
Bernard: Victor Campos
Director: Conor Fetting-Smith
Writers: Conor Fetting-Smith and Annabel Seymour
Producers: Annabel Seymour and Patricia Pham
1st AD: Amanda Overton
2nd AD: Amy Reedy
2nd 2nd AD: Natalie Grover
Unit Production Manager: Tamara Shogaolu
Director of Photography: Alex Parker
1st AC: Dana Hill
Gaffer: Alejandro Martinez
Key Grip: Bryan Mendoza
Best Boy Electric: Mike Silva, Sean McDaniel
Best Boy Grip: Bryan Parry
G&E: Brigitte Bartholdi, Rachel Xu
PA: Reema Ramamurthy
Sound Mixer: Sahand Nikoukar
Boom Operator: Kristin Fione
Hair & Makeup: Denisse Avilla
Costume Designer: Silvanne Park
Costume Assistant: Samar Nattagh
Production Designer: Evelyn Ellias
Art Director: Lauren Meyer
Props Master: Adam Ruben
Script Supervisor: Alexandra Jensen
Composer: John Carey
Editor: Faroukh Virrani
Sound Editor: Sahand Nikoukar, Eric Marshall

CREDITS: EPISODE 3 “Fresh!”
Minnie Mugaloo hopes to catch her next big break at the Shooting Stars talent show, but will the American Frozen Corn Company foil her plans?
Minnie Mugaloo: Lizzie Redner
Durell: Barry Brewer
Katie: Aimee Lynn Chadwick
Gus: Justin Cone
Margarita: Cyrina Fiallo
Bernard: Victor Campos
Jamie (didgeridoo player): Desi Stein
Scott (belly dancer): Travis Hammer?Madame Monqueef: Jimmy Fowlie
Drama Teacher: Jason Boegh
Bonnie: Bonnie Shipston
Francine: Carol Mack
Chester Pindergrass: Stewart Skelton
Director: Conor Fetting-Smith
Writers: Conor Fetting-Smith and Annabel Seymour
Producers: Annabel Seymour and Patricia Pham
1st AD: Amanda Overton
2nd AD: Amy Reedy
2nd 2nd AD: Natalie Grover
Unit Production Manager: Tamara Shogaolu
Director of Photography: Alex Parker
1st AC: Zack Haskell
2nd AC: Dana Hill
Gaffer: Alejandro Martinez
Key Grip: Bryan Mendoza
Best Boy Electric: Mike Silva, Sean McDaniel
G&E: Brigitte Bartholdi, Rachel Xu, Diana Chao, Bryan Parry
PA: Reema Ramamurthy
Sound Mixer: Sahand Nikoukar
Boom Operator: Kristin Fione
Hair & Makeup: Denisse Avilla
Costume Designer: Silvanne Park
Costume Assistant: Samar Nattagh
Production Designer: Evelyn Ellias
Art Director: Lauren Meyer
Props Master: Adam Ruben
Script Supervisor: Alexandra Jensen
Stunt Coordinator: Dustin Courtney
Choreographer: Jimmie Fowlie
Composer: John Carey
Editor: Faroukh Virrani
Sound Editor: Sahand Nikoukar, Eric Marshall


IAWTV Awards Nominations!

It's Awards Nomination Season: Golden Globe nominations! SAG nominations! Oscar nominations! IAWTV Award nominations!

Yes, the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) created these Awards to "provide a venue for celebrating original entertainment distributed on the open Internet by honoring the best in web television programming and recognizing the achievements of online content creators."

And that's US!

We scored FOUR nominations and couldn't be prouder:

Best Writing (Non-Fiction): Daily Grace



Best Animated Series: The World of Bruce McCall



Best Variety Series: Mark Malkoff



Best Comedy Series: Gigi: Almost American



Congrats to all of our fellow nominees! We're honored to be among you. Can't wait to see all of you in Las Vegas in January, at the IAWTV Awards Ceremony!



Josh Gad, reviewed

Hopefully by now you've had a chance to Speak, Learn English and Donate Good Cause with everyone's favorite new cousin from the old world, Gigi. And surely you've heard about the new Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon," from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, which just happens to star one Mr. Josh Gad, the man behind Gigi.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Josh "may be giving the single funniest, most endearing performances on Broadway." And Variety says Josh plays his part "with a nervous cackle and the gentility of a young John Belushi." Not too shabby coming from two of entertainment reporting's most enduring and respected publications.

Want to hear what Josh has to say about getting involved in "The Book of Mormon?" Then check out his interview in this Entertainment Weekly interview.

But maybe you don't live near Broadway, or can't get tickets. Don't worry, 'cause Josh is here on My Damn Channel every week as Gigi. So tell your friends, tell your family, and tell your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..


Hall Pass Pass

Posted in Matt Warren with tags jason sudeikis, hall pass, owen wilson, david wain, wainy days, snl on 3/4/2011 7:38:22 AM by Matt Warren

The new Farrelley Bros. comedy Hall Pass was the #1 movie in the country last week, and much of the credit can be placed on the broad, heartland-handsome shoulders of co-star Jason Sudeikis.  Not surprising, as the man’s talents are legion: one-time Blue Man Group wannabe, dater of Hollywood starlets, George Wendt’s nephew, etc.  And don’t sleep on SNL, where he portrays a wide variety of characters ranging from the pathetic to the nettlesome, including one-half of both Jon Bovi, the world’s worst Bon Jovi tribute band, and the titular “Two A-Holes.”

But by far, Sudeikis’s most daunting role to date has been as none other than our very own David Wain, wherein attacks the role of My Damn Channel’s favorite lovelorn man-child with the kind of method intensity not seen since Ben Kingsley cinched up his cloth diaper to play mankind’s other great savior, Mahatma Ghandi.  Maybe this Believer article was the key to his research.  Then again, maybe there’s a little David Wain in all of us (gross).


Gigi Press? OKAY!

Posted with tags josh gad, new, bbc, press, gigi, lost nomads on 1/31/2011 7:32:17 AM by Dubs

Last week we let Gigi: Almost American out of the bag. He's making his way around the web at ludicrous speeds. Check it out!

Entertainment Weekly
Theater Mania
Sitcoms Online
Variety
Ad Week
Valley News Live

...just to name a few.


WAINY DAYS



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

MY DAMN CHANNEL LAUNCHES SEASON FOUR OF “WAINY DAYS,”

2009 webby award official honoree and 2008 WEBBY AWARD WINNER OF “BEST COMEDY SERIES”  

 

DAVID WAIN TO STAGE FIRST-EVER LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “WAINY DAYS” AND SNEAK PEEK OF UPCOMING EPISODE AT 92YTRIBECA ON THURSDAY, MAY 7TH

 

NEW YORK, April 23, 2009 - My Damn Channel (www.MyDamnChannel.com), the entertainment studio and new media platform, today announced that one of its most popular original web series, “Wainy Days” (www.MyDamnChannel.com/WainyDays), is returning for a fourth season on Thursday, May 7th.  

Wainy Days” is the brainchild of its creator, writer and director, David Wain (writer and director of last year’s hit film “Role Models” starring Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd, Jane Lynch, Elizabeth Banks and Christopher Mintz-Plasse).  The comedy series, developed and produced exclusively for My Damn Channel, follows the romantic misadventures of Wain and has featured past celebrity guest appearances by Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Elizabeth Banks, Lee Majors, A.D. Miles, Rob Corddry, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Ed Helms, Joe Lo Truglio, Janeane Garofalo and Alicia Witt.  A recap from David Wain of the past 3 seasons of “Wainy Days” and a tease of the new episodes can be viewed at
www.MyDamnChannel.com/WainyDays



In the new season of “Wainy Days,” the cast of name co-stars from film and television includes Amanda Peet, Lake Bell, Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married, Mad Men), Michelle Federer (Wicked), and Frederick Weller (In Plain Sight).  In the first episode of the season, David meets a sexy woman, Jill (played by Amanda Peet), who appreciates him for all that he isn’t.    


On May 7, 2009 at 9:00PM, at 92YTribeca (located at 200 Hudson Street in New York) My Damn Channel will be presenting “Wainy Days LIVE,” a Wainy-themed comedy/variety evening.  The event will hosted by David Wain and will feature live musical performances from past and upcoming episodes.  Michelle Federer, Amy Miles and Ben Shenkman will be on-hand to help Wain with this feat as well as the recurring cast of the series (Zandy Hartig, A.D. Miles and Matt Ballard).  There will also be a showing of the premiere episode as well as a sneak peek of an upcoming episode.  (Tickets are $15 advance/$18 door and can be purchased at: http://www.92ytribeca.com/ or by calling 212,415.5500.

Wainy Days has been viewed over 9 millions times on My Damn Channel and throughout its syndication network, was just named an official honoree for "Best Comedy Series" for the 2009 Webby Awards, was the winner of the 2008 Webby Awards' "Best Comedy Series" as well as the 2009 Streamy Awards' "Best Guest Appearance" for Paul Rudd, and has been called "an unmissable Web series by the Associated Press. Wainy Days is produced by Jonathan Stern.

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I love that the world keeps wanting to follow my pathetic (albeit fictional) quest to meet women,” says Wain.  “As long as the audience demands it, I will continue to hire actresses to make out with me and put it on the web."

“If My Damn Channel is a new world version of an old NBC, then David Wain would definitely be our ‘Seinfeld,’” says Rob Barnett, Founder/CEO. “David continues to earn all the accolades that ‘Wainy Days’ has won by topping himself every season. His series turns sexual angst into uniquely twisted comedy.”

About David Wain
David Wain is a director, writer, actor, producer and comedian. He co-wrote and directed the recent major motion picture "Role Models" starring  Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd, Jane Lynch, Elizabeth Banks and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, now on DVD. As a founding member of the comedy troupe, "The State," he co-starred in an MTV series in the 1990's (coming to DVD in July). Wain's web hit, live show and Comedy Central series, "Stella," is an ongoing collaboration with his longtime collaborators Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter. Wain also co-wrote and directed comic cult classic features "Wet Hot American Summer" and "The Ten." For additional information on David Wain, visit www.davidwain.com.

About My Damn Channel
My Damn Channel is an entertainment studio and new media platform created to empower comedians, musicians and filmmakers to co-produce, distribute and monetize original, episodic video. Artists create content for the My Damn Channel website and for syndication on the most heavily-trafficked online communities and social networks. The network has aired some of the most successful professionally-produced comedy series on the web, including You Suck at Photoshop, Wainy Days, Horrible People, and videos by Harry Shearer.  My Damn Channel has been selected for 4 official honoree awards and nominated for one 2009 Webby Award, won 7 accolades from the 2008 Webby Awards, garnered worldwide media coverage, secured major national advertisers, earned 50,000 subscribers on YouTube, racked up a bazillion views on My Damn Channel and in syndication and blah, blah, blah…Are you still reading?  Stop now and start exploring:
www.MyDamnChannel.com

 

About 92YTribeca:

92YTribeca is the 92nd Street Y’s new downtown arts and culture venue in New York City . Opened in October 2008, 92YTribeca presents music, comedy, film, theater, talks, classes, Jewish community and holiday programs, and family events; the venue also houses an art gallery, lounge, bar, and cafe. Among the talented performers who have graced its stage are Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Adam Yauch, Dustin Hoffman, Janeane Garofalo, Chairlift, Charlie Louvin, Q-Tip and Questlove.  Time Out New York named it the Best New Comedy Venue in 2008, and New York Magazine ranked it as “Highbrow and Brilliant” in their Approval Matrix.  For more information, visit www.92YTribeca.org.  


TO REQUEST REVIEW COPIES, INTERVIEWS WITH DAVID WAIN, TICKETS TO THE MAY 7TH 92YTRIBECA EVENT, INTERVIEWS WITH THE CEO OF MY DAMN CHANNEL, PHOTOS OR VIDEO CLIPS FROM THE SERIES OR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

 

Marnie Black

(917) 828-7308

marnieblack@yahoo.com

 

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ADAM CAROLLA'S "LAST" SHOW!?

Posted in Adam Carolla with tags Adam Carolla, My Damn Channel, Change, Jimmy Kimmel, James Dixon, Ace in the Hole, CBS on 2/22/2009 11:40:41 AM by Rob Barnett



Adam Carolla was good enough to take a phone call of thanks on his last CBS radio show Friday.

The excerpt below starts with his memorable sermon on CHANGE and segues into our phone call with lasted a mystical 3:33 and includes Adam's unexpected endorsement of My Damn Channel:

http://www.971freefm.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=3517715

This just in over the weekend: Brothers Carolla, Kimmel & Dixon have a brand new TV show just announced: "ACE IN THE HOLE."

ONE DAY on the unemployment line. The man's an unstoppable force o' nature.


THE OSBOURNES ARE BACK



The Osbournes are coming back to TV. Saw the story by Brian Stelter at the NY Times. It's va-va-variety!

We're featuring our OZZY interview with DON WAS on the home page today - talking Sabbath, Randy Rhoads, & Frank Zappa! It's episode 6 of an 8 part hang at Ozzy's house.


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Our online video distribution network empowers cross-promotion across MyDamnChannel.com, YouTube, and other online, mobile and IPTV platforms. The company also creates branded entertainment and targeted distribution campaigns for major advertisers. My Damn Channel is a division of Omnivision Entertainment, launched in 2014 by Founder/CEO, Rob Barnett and Co-Founder/President, Warren Chao.

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