Women In Animation Laraine Newman Q&A Event Feb. 28th – Animation Scoop

Women In Animation Laraine Newman Q&A Event Feb. 28th

As part of their continuing series of Inside the Actors Studio-style interviews with notable female voice actors, Women In Animation is hosting a conversation with comedian and prolific voice actress, Laraine Newman. Hosted by Amy Ulrich, at Dreamworks Campanile Theater in Glendale the Q&A will take place Tuesday February 28, 2017 starting at 7pm.

Laraine Newman is an Emmy and Annie Award Nominated performer, best known for her work on Saturday Night Live and as one of The Coneheads. She has also written for Esquire, The Huffington Post, The Believer and McSweeneys and has worked for directors ranging from Woody Allen to Guillermo Del Toro.

She began studying improvisation and mime at the age of 16 and continued to study improv and mime until graduating Beverly Hills High School. She studied mime with Marcel Marceau in Paris for a year and a half.

At the age of 19 she appeared in the New Theatre For Now at the Mark Taper Forum and was accepted to the Theatre School at Cal Arts, but left after 3 months to join another improv workshop with her sister Tracy, that later became the Groundlings.

In 1974 Laraine appeared in a Lily Tomlin special produced by Lorne Michaels. After seeing her in The Groundlings a second time, he hired her for Saturday Night Live.

Laraine has enjoyed a thriving animation career. The current series she’s working on are Dawn of The Croods, Puss In Boots, Doc McStuffins, Troll Hunter, Talking Tom, American Dad and Dorothy And The Wonders of Oz. She can also be heard in animated features such as The Secret Life Of Pets, Nerdland, Inside Out, Minions, and The Boxtrolls.

Laraine’s most recent Television appearances include: Hidden America With Jonah Ray, Comedy Bang Bang, IFC’s The Birthday Boys, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

WIA Conversations: Laraine Newman

Tuesday February 28, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Dreamworks Campanile Theater
1000 Flower St., Glendale, California 91201

Free for all WIA members
$15 for non-members at the door.
Please be aware that WIA cannot accept cash.

PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the event, including WIA members. We advise you to arrive early, as seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating. RSVP Here.

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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