A Yale-educated attorney leaves his stable East Coast job to follow his dreams of becoming a successful Hollywood screenwriter.
Sound like the tagline to a great film? It’s the real life story of writer David H. Steinberg who penned the Dreamworks animated feature “Puss in Boots,” as well as many live action flicks including “Slackers,” “American Pie 2,” and “National Lampoon’s Barely Legal” and even a newly released novel, “Last Stop This Town.”
I go on location to David’s home office (SWEET PAD!) and talk shop about the in’s and out’s of being a professional screenwriter. David talks about segueing from live action to animation, his initial pitch meeting at Disney that got him started in animation, his process to approach writing a script AND offers up feedback to writers looking to break in to animation.
Check out this candid interview about David’s career and check below for additional links to connect with David online.
Producer/writer Mitch Watson has worked on shows like “Pinky and the Brain,” “Ben 10″ “Tak and the Power of Juju” and the highly acclaimed new “Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated.” We discuss the difference between producing and writing for animation, and hear about his brand new project for WB “Beware the Batman” with a projected release date of 2013 which is going to be AMAZING!
Breaking into writing for animation is no easy task, but Mitch has succeeded and shares his insight with the IAW audience in a candid matter as we share a beer at a restaurant in LA. Check it out!
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Welcome to the first official podcast version of “Inside Alicyn”s Wonderland.” Today’s guest, Jason Marsden, is one of the most prolific voice actor’s working today. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Jason has voiced characters in thousands of projects, from “Gummi Bears” to “G.I. Joe” to the new “Transformers: Rescue Bots” on The Hub.
Jason and I chat about everything from how he got his start in Hollywood, to his new web series “Space Guys in Space” to how being a dad has influenced his voice acting.
We are happy to announce that “Inside Alicyn’s Wonderland” has partnered with Tech Jives network to produce and host our show. IAW is moving from a video web series to an audio podcast and will be produced by Chris Pope of Social Stars Web.
This change will allow us to present our content quicker and offer more interviews. Sign up at i-Tunes, through the Stitcher app, or download here!
I recently interviewed animation writer/producer Mark Evanier to discuss his upcoming CARTOON VOICES panel at this year’s WonderCon. I am honored to be a featured artist this year. WonderCon is happening in Anaheim, CA March 16th-18th and it’s like Comic-Con, but a quarter of the size. For more info on the event click here.
Fantastic voice actress Katie Leigh is also hosting a panel of animation superstars Friday night. Be sure to check that one out too! Here’s the info on that panel:
6:00-7:00 Animation Voice-Over— Everyone wants to do voices for animation, right? Hear what some animation veterans and awesome newcomers have to say regarding what this work is like, what it takes, and what the heck producers are looking for! Panelists include Katie Leigh (Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Muppet Babies), Ben Bledsoe (Ronal the Barbarian, scratch artist for Disney feature animation, founder of Unireach Media), Lisa Biggs (Adventures of Toby and founder of www.voxyladies.com), Rob Paulsen(Pinky and the Brain, Jimmy Neutron, Animaniacs), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Simpsons) Mick Wingert (“Po” on Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), director/writer/performer Phil Lollar (Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi Show, The Mr. Men Show, Olivia!, The Little Angels, Adventures in Odyssey) and actress/VO coach/director Jeannie Elias (Robot Chicken, My Little Pony, Bleach, Naruto). Room 210
Katie and I will also be autographing Saturday. Definitely stop by and say “Hi”!