Back by popular demand, this late night writing panel, featuring the comic forces behind New York’s late night institutions, focuses on the process of creating topical humor straight from the 24-hour news cycle.
Writers and producers from New York’s late night staples The Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report (Barry Julien), Saturday Night Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon share their experiences and provide their take on the current state of the genre.
Date:Wednesday, October 23rd at 8:30PM Location: SVA Theater 2 Tickets:[Link]
Think you know everything about narrative? When it comes to gaming you may be surprised. Adventure games are maturing and increasingly seen as a perfect narrative complement to the rich storytelling found on television. Jamin Warren of Kill Screen talks with panelists about the future of gaming and the evolution of narrative.
Moderated by Jamin Warren, co-founder of Kill Screen; confirmed panelists include Sarah Elmaleh, voiceover artist and actor; Mike Raisler, creative director at Cinereach; Charles J Pratt, game designer; Rob Dubbin, game designer, writer for The Colbert Report.
Date: Saturday, April 20th from 11:00 – 11:30PM Venue: IAC Building at the Tribeca Film Institute Tickets:Members Only
Some of the most innovative and hysterical comedy takes place after 11pm, right on your television! 4 of the best writers for late night come to Woodstock to share the mirth. Panelists include the legendary Bill Scheft (David Letterman), Jess Dweck (Jimmy Fallon), and Meredith Scardino (The Colbert Report). Moderated by J.R. Havlan, (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart). They may or may not bring along their dozens of Emmy’s.
Date:Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 – 2:00PM Venue: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts Tickets:$15.
Barry Julien has been promoted to Co-Executive Producer and Opus Moreschi to Head Writer of COMEDY CENTRAL’s® “The Colbert Report,” it was announced today by Stephen Colbert, Executive Producer, Writer and Host of the program. Julien formerly served as Supervising Producer and Head Writer. Moreschi was previously a writer for the series.
“Barry Julien and Opus Moreschi are tireless, visionary producers and incredibly talented writers. For instance they wrote this sentence,” said Colbert.
The Montclair Film Festival and Montclair State University’s Film Department present a day of free one hour seminars on careers in filmmaking by industry professionals. Seminars are for high school and college aged students.
Broadcast News:Colbert Report Managing Producer Jeff Cooperman and distinguished TV news professionals Jim Axelrod (CBS Evening News), Elizabeth Fischer (NBC News), William Branghman (PBS Need to Know), discuss the challenges of daily network journalism and job opportunities.
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2012 Time: 11:15 – 12:15PM Location: Montclair State University (Room 1070)
** Reservations are not required but are highly recommended to guarantee you a seat.
Jim Hoskinson goes over notes with stage manager Mark McKenna about what to expect in that day’s show.
The style and grammar of the show has not changed much. In fact, Hoskinson’s first Emmy nomination (he has seven and a DGA Award nomination) was for only the tenth show they did. “Stephen’s character was born full-grown,” says Hoskinson. “Everybody understood from the beginning what his character was going to sound like, what he would say, what he would look like. I still find that first Emmy nomination kind of amazing. Stephen’s voice was so clear to him, the writers, and to me, which is the central factor in the early success of the show—we were all on the same page.”
From a directorial perspective, Hoskinson still had some things to learn. After all, this was a comedy show, not a news broadcast, which called for a different way of interacting with on-camera talent.
“In terms of The Colbert Report, doing news and doing entertainment are very different,” explains Hoskinson. “Stephen was much more comfortable in front of the camera than I had been used to. News people have a seriousness of purpose, and as a rule aren’t as comfortable in front of the camera because they’re not playing to it. They’re about delivering the news. Stephen was able to engage the camera in a way that I thought was pretty remarkable, and still do. That makes it a lot easier for me. We just have to follow what he does accurately, and good things happen.”