co executive producer

Voltron Legendary Defender At WonderCon 2017 

Fans should come to the panel expecting two things: 1) the opportunity to ask your own burning questions, as there’ll be a lengthy Q&A sesh toward the end, and 2) to get their hands on an exclusive piece of art, made specially for those in attendance. Wanna take a look?

Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos, Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery, Story Editor Tim Hedrick, and cast members Jeremy Shada (Lance), Josh Keaton (Shiro), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Tyler Labine (Hunk), and Kimberly Brooks (Allura). Together we’ll talk about the second season, go deeper into some of the season’s big reveals, and reveal the favorite moments and episodes.

Confirmed majetes: TMNT 2012 will end later this year with season 5

The kid network will be rebooting its current CG “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series as a 2D animated series with the title “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (working title) ,  26 episodes of the 2D reboot to air starting in fall 2018.

“The Turtles is a property that has reinvention in its DNA, which keeps it fresh and relevant to every new generation while satisfying the demand from its adult fans,” said Cyma Zarghami, president, Nickelodeon Group. “’Turtles’ has been an incredibly important franchise for us since we reignited it five years ago, and we’re excited for the new series to take the characters in a different direction with more humor, a younger and lighter feel and all-new dimensions to explore.”

The new 2D series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer for the critically acclaimed Adult Swim series “Samurai Jack”) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, current “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ CG Animated Series Gets 2D Reboot at Nickelodeon!

The kid network will be rebooting its current CG “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series as a 2D animated series with the title “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The network made the announcement at its upfront presentation in New York on Thursday afternoon!

The Turtles is a property that has reinvention in its DNA, which keeps it fresh and relevant to every new generation while satisfying the demand from its adult fans,” said Cyma Zarghami, president, Nickelodeon Group. “’Turtles’ has been an incredibly important franchise for us since we reignited it five years ago, and we’re excited for the new series to take the characters in a different direction with more humor, a younger and lighter feel and all-new dimensions to explore.

The new 2D series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer for the critically acclaimed Adult Swim series “Samurai Jack”) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, current “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

The CG series will air one last season starting Sunday, March 19. Nickelodeon has ordered 26 episodes of the 2D reboot to air starting in fall 2018.

“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will follow Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo on all-new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the Turtles will encounter absurd new mutants and battle bizarre creatures all while enjoying their favorite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed, the four brothers must learn to work together and navigate the perils of the modern age and hidden realms in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes.

After reading this post by @angrydennisreynolds  about Women contributors on sunny, it made me think of this quote from Kaitlin “That extended to the crew behind-the-scenes. “We have an amazing diverse crew, lots and lots of women, lots of gay women with families, which makes me very proud, lots of female directors, female ADs,” she says. “It’s really important for me, having a female-driven show, to have a bunch of strong driven women around me.” In this first season of ‘The Mick’ so far there have been 3 women directors-

Kat Koiro - 2 eps, Geeta V Patel - 1 ep, Silver Tree - 1 ep.

There’s been 4 writers, Harper Dill - 1 ep, 9 story editor creditsChristine Nangle - 1 ep, Lindsay Golder - 1 ep, Laura Chinn - 1 ep.

There have been 6 women producers, Kaitlin Olson - Co Executive Producer, Laura Chinn - co producer, Caroline James - Producer, Christine Nangle - producer, Julie Hrebec - producer, Susan V McConnell - Producer. 

There have been 5 AD’s, Michele LaBrucherie - 2nd assistant director - 8 eps,  Stacy Murphy Gold - 1st assistant director- 4 eps,  Janell M. Sammelman - 1st AD- 3 eps,  Shea Vargé - 1st AD - 2 eps, Helena Lamb - 1st AD - 1 ep. 

The Mick hasn’t even finished the first season yet and has nearly beaten Sunny in every bracket. It’s Always Sunny has been on for 12 years. So what I’m saying is -  

The Mick is fucking hilarious and is doing a pretty bang up job so far, you should all be watching it!!


I know Captain Flint’s name. My father’s mentioned it in his letters. He says Captain Flint is the most wicked of the New World pirates. That he’s evil.

[Abigail Ashe] is a very innocent set of eyes that Flint really desperately wants to be redeemed in, and wants to be seen as his best self in. – Jonathan E. Steinberg, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna Inks Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/executive producer Aline Brosh McKenna has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios, the studio behind the praised CW musical comedy series. Under t…
By Nellie Andreeva

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/executive producer Aline Brosh McKenna has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios, the studio behind the praised CW musical comedy series. Under the pact, she’ll develop new projects for network and cable through her production company Lean Machine.

McKenna is showrunner on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which she co-created and executive produces with the series’ Golden Globe-winning star, Rachel Bloom. The series already has been renewed for next season, and McKenna and Bloom are at work on the third installment, eyed for next fall.

McKenna is one of the highest-grossing female screenwriters of all time with a combined boxoffice total of over $850 million worldwide for films such as 27 Dresses, Annie and The Devil Wears Prada. In addition to her work in film and television, McKenna is the author of the upcoming graphic novel, Jane, a contemporary version of the Jane Eyre story which will be published this fall by BOOM! Studios. She is repped by CAA.


Showtime’s Penny Dreadful came to an unexpected end with the abrupt conclusion of the Season 3, but the story will continue as an ongoing comic book series from Titan Comics. The first issue will be released on April 5.

Written by the series’ co-executive producer Chris King, the comic takes place six months after the events of Penny Dreadful’s Season 3. It features art by Jesús Hervás and color by Jason Wordie.

Ethan Chandler finds himself unable to move on. As he searches desperately for meaning in a world without Vanessa, ancient words echo across the centuries, and he is called on once again to take up arms against the creatures crawling out of the night!

Penny Dreadful #1 has six variant covers to collect, with artwork from Stephen Mooney, Louie De Martinis, Shane Pierce, and Rob Davis, plus two photo covers with Billie Piper and Eva Green.

Season 7: Killing Bobby Singer

“When the ‘Bobby’s death’ story was first being broken in the first couple weeks of the writing season, Jim Beaver stopped by to say hello,” recalls writer Ben Blacker. “He came into the writers’ room and was talking to the writers and right there on the board by his head it said, 'Bobby dies.’ Jim didn’t know yet and we hadn’t even decided for sure if that was going to happen. After he left, everyone was like, 'Oh my God!’ It was a weird, funny thing.”

Jim Beaver didn’t find out about Bobby’s demise until a few months later, but it didn’t really come as a surprise. “Nothing surprised me on Supernatural,” he says. However, the impact of his death surprised co-executive producer Jim Michaels. “The demise of Bobby was difficult, because even though we were killing off the character Bobby, we sort of felt like we were killing off our friend, Jim Beaver,” Michaels says. “Phil Sgriccia, Bob Singer, and I have worked with Jim on multiple series for more than twenty years, so it was tough to watch his character die.”

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 7. Titan Books, 2012: 57.

I’ll tell you about my reaction to Bobby’s impending death by telling you about my reaction to my character’s death in the third season of another series I worked on. When I was told that my character on that show (nameless, for those who haven’t watched it yet) was going to be killed off, I have to say that, outside of the terrible year of 2004 when I lost so many family members, I have never had such a powerful emotional blow. I was devastated to be forced out by dramatic requirements from the best job I had ever had. Well, when Bob and Sera called to tell me they were killing Bobby, it was not quite the same gut punch, because (a.) I’d already been dead once on “Supernatural” (if only for about a page), and (b.) because it is “Supernatural,” and the odds of me staying dead seemed slim. Nonetheless, I was very distraught, and Bob and Sera cushioned the blow somewhat by telling me that I would come back as a ghost and that, in Bob’s words, the death episode was so good that “if we weren’t on the CW, you’d win an Emmy!” So, though I was definitely unhappy with the shift, I figured there would be a substantial future as a ghost afterward. This was in August, I think, a couple of months before we actually shot the episode “Death’s Door,” in which Bobby meets his demise.

When we finally got around to filming it, I was taken aback when they gathered the whole cast and crew together and presented a special film tribute to Bobby and wished me well in the future. That was incredibly touching and I was deeply moved. But it was the first time I realized that they really were saying goodbye to Bobby as a major part of the show. That’s when it really sank in. I’ve been back for a handful of episodes as a ghost, and then one episode each season since in dream sequences or getting rescued from hell, but I am not any longer a substantial factor on the show, and I confess that, despite the magnificent opportunities for other work that have come my way, I really hate not being on that set, I really hate not working with that cast and crew, I really hate not being Bobby the way I once was. But I guess that’s part of being dead. There’s a great line in the play “A Bill of Divorcement.” The character played in the movie by John Barrymore says, “Do you know what the dead do in Heaven? They sit upon their golden chairs and pine for home.” I pine a bit for home. [But] “Death’s Door” is one of the great gifts given to me by this show… I thought it was magnificently written and directed, and if I can pull myself out of my own prejudices, I think it’s one of the best episodes of the entire series. It’s one of the things I’m proudest of being associated with in my entire career.

Jim Beaver in 'Supernatural’ at 200: The Road So Far, An Oral History
(2014, November 11)

Crew Members doing Social Media

Look who we spied, some crew members liking posts or adding new photos…

Ron Nyswaner - co-Executive Producer, writer

Lou Porzio - Key Carpenter 

Michelle Clark 

Hajar Mainl - Additional Script Supervisor 

Matt Gruberger - Passenger Van Driver

Jonathan Beck - Campera Operator

Talia Mendillo - Art Department Coordinator 

Matt Craig 




Buckle up, because the podcast gets “white and nerdy” when Weird Al Yankovic visits the studio. Everyone knows that the Almighty Weird One is a legendary songwriter and pop culture satirist, but did you know that he’s an animation geek who has done voices on The Simpsons, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Adventure Time, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Teen Titans Go!, Gravity Falls, Wallykazam!, and Milo Murphy’s Law?  Weird Al talks with Hector about his craft, his upcoming projects, and getting the white-glove thumbs up from none other than Michael Jackson.

Listen on:

Tremendous thanks to Weird Al for joining! Follow him on Twitter and Instagram to catch his next moves!

Keep up with our intrepid host Hector on his own Twitter and Instagram pages. And stay tuned to NickAnimation25 for next week’s episode featuring Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra composer Jeremy Zuckerman and co-creator/executive producer Bryan Konietzko!




FRIDAY, JULY 10 2015 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom   

Comic Con is the ultimate destination for amazing fans in Finn hats and crystal gem bellybuttons, which is why Cartoon Network is celebrating YOU in a one-of-a-kind Fandemonium celebration!  We’ve got BIG NEWS you’ll want to hear first, behind-the-scenes access, and special musical performances by the cast and crew from hit shows Adventure Time and Steven Universe!  The panel features Adventure Time legends of Ooo Jeremy Shada (Voice of Finn), John DiMaggio (Voice of Jake), Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline), and Adam Muto (Co-Executive Producer), alongside Steven Universe gems Rebecca Sugar (Creator), Zach Callison (Voice of Steven), Estelle (Voice of Garnet), and Ian Jones-Quartey (Supervising Director). 


FRIDAY, JULY 10 2015 4:00 p.m. 

Adventure Time & Steven Universe Autograph Alley (AA04)

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Are Starring in Their First Feature Film Together

Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

Here’s one more sign that dreams do come true.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are finally set to star in their first feature film together! The husband and wife duo will take on supernatural thriller A Quiet Place, which the Office alum will also write and direct, according to Variety.

The storyline is being kept under wraps for now, but we do know Michael Bay will produce the film, along with his partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes, and Krasinski will serve as co-executive producer as well.

Something tells us that while Blunt will probably have a witty response to Krasinski’s role as her new boss, it will be a particularly full circle moment for Krasinski, since he claimed to have watched Blunt’s film, The Devil Wears Prada, more than a few times. He told E! News last August, “There was one day when it was on and I said it was so good and Emily said, ‘Have you seen this movie?’ I said, 'A lot of times.’ She said, 'That’s so sweet, but how many times?’ Luckily, we had been dating for about a year so there was a lot of trust built up and I said, 'Like, 75.’”

RELATED: Mary Poppins Returns First Look: See Emily Blunt in Costume!

WATCH: 8 TImes Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Defined Relationship Goals

Now, they can make movie magic together. The film starts shooting this fall.

The most unique element about angels is the notion that they have to possess,” comments executive producer Eric Kripke.  “They control a human host in much the same way demons do.  The only difference is that angels have to ask permission, and demons don’t.  That provided us with all sorts of useful morality plays to work through, because the angels are nominally good, but they are putting human victims through this horrific experience just because the humans were devout enough to give their will away.  Demons and angels actually have more in common with each other than they do with humanity, so they play by the same rules, in a way.”

Co-executive producer Ben Edlund elaborates, “The existence of non-corporeal entities possessing from both the demonic stripe and the angelic stripe indicates an underlying physical world that we don’t know about, which is consistent with the supernatural physics of our universe.  Lucifer, who was an angel, goes to Lilith, and using some of his angelic power, which comes from God, he twists her into a demon, so it’s like using good for bad.  Demons are linked to humanity, but they’re different, and their difference comes from angelic intervention, so ultimately demons are a bit of a fusion between human stuff and angel stuff, therefore it makes sense to me that their ability to possess, their ability to become non-corporeal, and all the other things that are not normally the province of humanity, actually stem from the angelic perversion that came from Lucifer.
—  Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 4.
Titan Books, 2010: 24-25.
Women in Film Adds Six to 2017 Board of Directors

Women in Film has elected four new members to its Board of Directors, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. In addition, TriStar Pictures president Hannah Minghella and UTA partner and Independent Film Group head Rena Ronson have rejoined the board of the non-profit organization.

The new board members are:

Bela Bajaria, who became Netflix’s vp content in November after spending five years as president of Universal Television;

Terry Curtin, who became DreamWorks Animation’s global head of theatrical publicity last March. She previously ran strategic marketing and global communications at STX Entertainment;

Nisha Ganatra, whose directing credits include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Better Things (where she also was a co-executive producer), Mr. Robot and Transparent, the latter for which she shared Emmy and PGA nominations as part of the producing team;

and Laura W. Gordon, whose Encino-based business management firm Gordon & Associates represents high net worth clients including award-winning entertainers, athletes and executives.

“The 2017 Women in Film board of directors is an enormously impressive group of the best and brightest people in Hollywood devoted to sustainable progress in the intersection between gender and media,” said Welle Entertainment founder Cathy Schulman, entering her third terms as president of the board.

She added: “These industry experts will be invaluable in guiding WIF’s continuing commitment to next-generation thinking, including the newly launched ReFrame, a joint initiative with Sundance Institute, as well as ongoing WIF programs that provide strategic career support, enable artistic expression and elevate the conversation about inclusiveness.”

Reframe is a coalition of 50 top industry members that works to produce concrete and sustainable change toward gender parity in Hollywood’s executive and filmmaking ranks.

Courtesy Photos

Read more: Paul Feig, Nina Jacobson and 50 A-Listers Reveal New Campaign to Tackle Hollywood Gender Inequality (Exclusive)


Squid Universe ⊟ 

I love all the creative Miiverse messages/sketches that pop up in Splatoon – the anime memes, silly parodies, and cries for help – but it brought a special joy to my heart to see kids/squids bring the Steven Universe fandom to the game. The show’s co-executive producer Ian Jones-Quartey created the one on the right. Latte/Jay sketched the Ronaldo message (via Keebykebby).

I love Steven Universe. I love Splatoon. I’m going to play a lot of Splatoon while waiting for Steven Universe to return (with a Steven Bomb!) in a couple weeks.

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Andy Samberg’s Bike Doping Limited Series Tour de Pharmacy Ordered at HBO, Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs to Star

Following on the success of their tennis satire 7 Days in Hell, Andy Samberg and Murray Miller’s next HBO mockumentary project will take on doping in the world of professional cycling.

Titled Tour de Pharmacy, the limited series will star Samberg (as one of the competing cyclists) as well as Hamilton‘s Daveed Diggs, who takes his final bow in the Broadway smash tonight. The cast also includes Last Man on Earth‘s Will Forte, as well as Julia Ormond, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, John Cena, Mike Tyson and Nathan Fielder.

Miller and Samberg will both executive produce (with Miller writing) alongside David Bernad. M Elizabeth Hughes will also produce. Jake Szymanski will direct and co-executive produce.

SWEET HOLY JESUS, NOW WE KNOW WHY. Oh my GOD, I’m so happy and proud I could burst.

"The Album Is Largely From a Perspective That Isn't J. Cole's": Producer Elite on '4 Your Eyez Only'

If you read the credits of J. Cole’s new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, you’ll notice the rapper/producer handled most of the production and all of the rapping (back to back platinum albums with no features seems inevitable). But there is another name billed as co-executive producer: Elite. The Dreamville member played his biggest role yet in helping to shape the sound of this latest Cole project, one that fans and critics are still unpacking.

Complex spoke with Elite by phone to get a behind-the-scenes look at his work on 4 Your Eyez Only, as well as the real story behind the standout song “Neighbors,” which is described in the album credits as being “inspired by true events.” Elite also responded to a fan theory about what Cole’s new album is supposed to represent that’s been circulating on the web.

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Jeri Taylor joined The Next Generation staff at the beginning of the fourth season as a supervising produce. She became co-executive producer with Rick Berman and Michael Piller and served as executive producer/showrunner for the seventh season of The Next Generation.

During the last year of The Next Generation, Taylor worked with Rick Berman and Michael Piller to develop Star Trek: Voyager. When The Next Generation production ended, Taylor transferred to the Voyager production staff and served as executive producer with Rick Berman during the first four years. At the beginning of the third season, when Piller moved to a reduced creative consultant role, Taylor became head of the writing staff (showrunner) and stayed in that role until the end of the fourth season, when she retired and handed over control of the writing staff to Brannon Braga.

I want to thank the fans for the last 10 years and the recording academy
for giving us this unbelievable honor. I want to thank all of my
collaborators who you see on this stage. Mostly I want to thank my
co-executive producer Max Martin who has deserved to be up here for 25
years. And as the first women to win Album of the Year at the Grammys
I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going
to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take
credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on
the work and you don’t let those people side track you, someday when you
get to where you’re going; you’ll look around and you’ll know that it
was you and the people who love you that put you there
and that will be
the greatest feeeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.