Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Newer Adult Swim Series!

A corporate press release informs us:

Adult Swim, basic cable's #1 network, has greenlit Dream Corp, LLC., a new animated comedy series from creator Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow) and executive produced by both American and British The Office alums, John Krasinski and Stephan Merchant, as well as Krasinski's Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger. ...

The first Adult Swim original series to utilize the latest rotoscope technology, Dream Corp, LLC. will be an innovative standout in the current animation landscape. Each week viewers will watch as a rotating cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp's absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists. The new series is set to start production in Los Angeles, CA later this year. ...

This will be interesting.

Word reaches us that various branches of the Turner/Time-Warner empire want to do more animation, and more animation in Los Angeles. Though Adult Swim is owned by one of our fine, entertainment conglomerates, the Top Dog of the division likes many of the animated shows to be non-Guild. That being the case, TAG has to gallop out and organize them, (Rick and Morty being a recent example.)

Dream Corp, LLC may or many not come under the union umbrella, but as more and more animated shows get produced for cable and new media in L.A., the ranks of experienced animation writers and artists gets stretched thin. And it becomes harder and harder for non-Guild outfits to field needed talent without a TAG contract.

So here's to more animation work. Also, too, more guild productions under spanking new TAG contracts.


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