Updates from the Puppet World
The Nation Puppetry Festival from Puppeteers of America has announced he dates for the next festival, July 12-17 2011 in Atlanta, GA (Hope to see ya there!)
The Muppets have offically announced their next theatrical film will be called "The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made" and it's written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stroller (they wrote "Forgetting Sarah Marshall") and it will aslo star Jason Segal in the human lead. James Bobin of "Flight of the Conchords" will be directing. This should be awesome. I'm really jazzed up for this. A ton of talented and funny cats working with a ton of talented and funny puppets! Also look for The Muppet Show Season Four to hit DVD this fall. And The Muppets are up for another Webby Award this year for their video for "Bohemian Rhapshody", vote for it here!
The Jim Henson Company has a new live show running in NY - "Unstuffed and Unstrung". I hope to check it out soon, looks like a variation on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" There's a great short video on the site that kinda explains the show. Henson has also been releasing a ton of DVDs of older work that's been hard to come by. Most exciting is the telefilm "Dog City", do yourself a favor and pick this up on.
Elmwood Productions (shameless self promotion) is currently re-designing the website thanks to the talented Kendra, check out her stuff here she's awesome. We're also shooting more "Animal Behavior" this month and "Steve the Vampire" will be back this summer in all new shorts! And our feature film; "Josh and Todd" is nearing the end of editing!!!
The National Day Of Puppetry is April 24, 2010... Check your local paper or Puppetry Guild for puppety events in your area!!!
Puppetfest Midwest is July 6-11 this year, and from what I've heard every year it goes great. Maybe I'll make it next year...
The TV show America's Got Talent is looking for a shadow puppeteer for season five according to this posting (look for Aptil 13/10) on Puppeteers of America. Good luck!