Cheer Up Charlies
"...It's family-friendly, and tickets are a steal: $15 for a two-day pass or $10 for one day. The team behind local cartoon short film The Hillbilly Philosopher will also be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A, including multi-talented, Emmy-nominated local Danu Uribe..."
"...Other nominees in the category include campaigns created for MTVU, Nickelodeon's Noggin, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and a second MTV Tr3s campaign called "Tu Pride." Villegas, Danu Uribe, Guillermo DeLeon, Karinna Perez, Mical Trejo, Sandy Avila, and Nick Walker are among the nominated LCP company members. Several of the segments they wrote and performed in can be viewed at the company's website at www.lcp.org...."
"..."For a group like the LCP that relishes pushing things too far," Villegas writes, "the challenge was to help David and Michel create an amusing and culturally relevant campaign that wouldn't get them both fired." In a brainstorming session with the producers last spring, the team contributed a few vignette ideas for the commercials, which were filmed over three days during the summer, along with the monologue-style commentaries, aka "Rants" (which were shot, to the group's surprise, "pretty much as written," he notes). The campaign aired from September 2008 to January 2009, then on May 14, when the Daytime Entertainment Emmy nominations were revealed, in the category of Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Institutional, Comedy Campaign MTV Tr3s was listed – alongside MTVU, Nickelodeon's Noggin, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and a second MTV Tr3s nom – with the names of LCP members Villegas, Danu Uribe, Mical Trejo, Karinna Perez, Guillermo DeLeon, Sandy Avila, and Nick Walker included with those of Grad, Rothschild, and New York comic and writer Ian Gelfand..."
"...Yes, that's Tim Doyle's artwork enhancing the lines of the familiar set where Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter and Jason Neulander and Danu Uribe and Graham Reynolds and Buzz Moran are performing for your amusement this evening...."