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poTENtial: Film

poTENtial: Film

30 Years of TV Animation with Joe Ansolabehere & Paul Germain
September 24, 2016 at 7pm
Family-friendly presentation

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Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere are the creators, writers, and producers of some of the most successful television animation of the last 30 years. Paul started his career in animation by helping to launch one TV’s all-time biggest hits The Simpsons, and then co-created the massive hit Rugrats with Joe as his head writer and story editor. Joe co-developed the cult classic Hey Arnold, and then together Joe and Paul created the hit show Recess for Disney.

The two friends first met at UCLA film school in the early 1980s. Paul got his first job working for producer/director James L. Brooks on films such as Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, and Big. He was associate producer on Say Anything. When Brooks created The Tracey Ullman Show he wanted to use short animated bumpers between the show’s sketches, so he asked Paul to help a young artist named Matt Groening develop a project. That project became the original Simpsons shorts. With Gabor Csupo and Arlene Klasky, Paul created Rugrats in 1990, and asked Joe to be a writer on the show. Joe had been writing comedy feature scripts since leaving UCLA, and Paul had always liked his work. As the Rugrats showrunner, Paul oversaw all elements of production, including writing, voice acting, storyboards, editing, and music. At the same time, Joe became head story editor; running the writing room for several seasons. Rugrats became a phenomenon, earning multiple Emmy Awards and helping to build Nickelodeon into the kids’ powerhouse it is today.

Since the end of the 1990s Paul and Joe have worked on a multitude of projects. Together, they created and produced the animated series Lloyd in Space for Disney, wrote the Tinker Bell movie The Great Fairy Adventure, and helped create a new Pound Puppies series for The Hub, which won a Humanities Award in 2012 for the episode “I Never Barked for My Father.” Most recently, Joe has been writing and story editing shows for Disney Jr., including Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, Miles from Tomorrowland, and Goldie and Bear. Paul is currently executive producer on a YouTube original series “Part Timers”– starring SMOSH!


poTENtial Program Series: 10 Years of Bringing Art to Life
In honor of our 10th anniversary, Columbia Arts presents 10 special events in 2016,
considerately sponsored by Cathedral Ridge Winery, Hood River Hotel, & Print It! Sign Media.

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  • September 24, 2016
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

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Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

Address:
215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Description:
Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • September 24, 2016
    7:00pm - 9:00pm