Peter Hastings is the 6-time Emmy-winning animation writer and producer of 'Pinky and the Brain', 'Animaniacs' and the 'Kung Fu Panda' series. Now, he soars to new heights as the executive producer of DreamWorks' 'The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants', premiering this Friday, July 13th on Netflix.
Over her 15 years at Sony Pictures Animation, Michelle Murdocca has produced the first two "Open Season" movies and all three "Hotel Transylvania" films, including the latest - "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" - opening July 13th. Set sail for this episode of The LCJ Q&A Podcast.
13 year-old Elsie Fisher has been acting in films/TV - both on camera and voice work - since she was very young. Her role as Kayla in the new movie "Eight Grade" is about to make her a star. On this episode of the 'LCJ Q&A' host Lights Camera Jackson talks with Fisher about landing the demanding role, working with first-time director Bo Burnham and how her real-life experience of just finishing 8th grade prepared her for the on-screen version.
Comedian, actor, musician, singer-songwriter Bo Burnham has added writer/director to his resume with "Eighth Grade", his highly-aclaimed debut film. On this edition of the "LCJ Q&A" host Lights Camera Jackson talks with Burnham about his decision to get into movie-making, the casting of young star Elsie Fisher, his experience at Sundance and much more.
The latest collaboration of brothers Chris and Shane Houghton ("Harvey Beaks") is based on their own childhood, growing-up in the small town of St. Johns, Michigan. "Big City Greens" follows the adventures of a mischievous and optimistic boy and his family who move to the big city. The series, with Chris and Shane as Creators/Executive Producers, debuts June 18 at 9:30am ET on Disney Channel.
Tara Strong has been voicing characters in animated TV shows and films for over 30 years. From "Rugrats" and "The Powerpuff Girls" to "The Fairly OddParents" and "Teen Titans Go!", Tara's work has established her as the go-to female voice artist in the business. On this 'LCJ Q&A' episode she talks about her latest role, which may be the most iconic: Rocky the Flying Squirrel in DreamWork's new reboot of "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle".
He's a two-time Oscar nominated composer for "3:10 to Yuma" (2007) and "The Hurt Locker" (2008) and has scored dozens of other features including the "Scream" series, "World War Z" and, most recently 2017's "Logan". Marco Beltrami's latest work can be heard in director/actor John Krainski's new film, "A Quiet Place". He talks about the experience of composing for a movie with practically no dialogue in this latest edition of the LCJ Q&A.