I know this has gone around social media circles, but I might as well put it on the ole blog as well. For the second straight year, my colleagues and I were nominated for a Best Director Emmy for Penguins of Madagascar. Hopefully, we will come home with the hardware this year!
Well it’s that time of year again. I have the honor of being nominated for Best Director of an Animated Series for a Daytime Television Emmy. Two years running! I lost out last year, but now, thanks to my daughters, Ruby and Maddie, I have some advance consolation hardware. When I came home from work, […]Read more "Emmy Nom Redux"
A couple years ago, I had just hit my stride as a director on Penguins of Madagascar, and Nickelodeon Development threw me a curveball. They wanted me to direct Al Madrigal’s pilot for his property, Mall Spies. Outside of my normal day job. Well, calls like that don’t come too often, so of course I […]Read more "Mall Spies"
This is a good window into the world of how I approach a difficult sequence to storyboard. I get pen (so I’m not tempted to erase) and paper and just start plowing through it. I just start putting down shots, without much editing. If I don’t like a certain shot, I scribble it out and […]Read more "Dr. Blowhole’s Revenge thumbnails"
Congrats to my uber-talented colleagues on Penguins for all the Emmy hardware that they brought home. They hands-down deserve all accolades, and more. And now, a bit of laughter in the face of fate for me: Unfortunately, my director colleagues and I didn’t win the Best Directing Emmy (Fanboy and Chum Chum took home that […]Read more "Penguins of Madagascar cleans up at Emmy Awards!"
I’m heading to the Emmy Awards tonight to see if a Best Director Emmy is in the cards for my work on Penguins of Madagascar. I’ll be sharing the spotlight with my good friends and colleagues, Nick Filippi, Christo Stamboliev, and Steve Loter. Wish us luck!Read more "Emmy Awards"
I recently moved on from directing on Penguins of Madagascar to work on the TMNT reboot. I wanted to leave something special for my supervising producer, Nick Filippi and my Exec. Producers, Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. I loved working with them and owe them a lot. Here is the card I came up with […]Read more "Penguins No More"