Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley are the creators of the multi-Emmy-winning Peg + Cat (PBS), in addition to many other personal and collaborative successes. From developing a show to running a production company, they are creatively collaborating every step of the way. HOW DO THEY DO IT?!?!?! We will ask them this question and more as we explore what it means to be in a creative partnership and how to keep it going strong. This event is limited to 15 members and it will fill quickly.
Date and Time: Thursday, January 26th, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Location: SOUND LOUNGE, 149 Fifth Avenue, 13th Flr, New York, NY 10010
More about our speakers:
Jennifer Oxley was born in Hollywood, California and caught the filmmaking bug early – she made her first film at the age of seven. Since then she has directed fifteen short films for Sesame Street, as well as the award-winning adaptation of Spike Lee and Tanya Lewis Lee’s children’s book, Please, Baby, Please. Her latest film, The Music Box, was acquired by The Museum of Modern Art for their permanent children’s film collection. Her work in children’s television includes directing and artistic credits. Jennifer won an Emmy award for her role as director on Little Bill, and she created the look and animation style of The Wonder Pets, which won an Environmental Media Award and the prestigious Japan Prize. Most recently Jennifer teamed up with Billy Aronson to create the hit PBS Kids animated series Peg + Cat!
Billy Aronson’s work in the theater includes the original concept/additional lyrics for the Broadway musical Rent. His plays have been published in 6 volumes of Best American Short Plays, and collected in Funny Shorts, for which he posed nearly naked. TV writing credits include The Wonder Pets, Beavis and Butt-head, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. With artist Jennifer Oxley he created the PBS Kids show Peg + Cat, which has won Emmy Awards for music, design, writing, acting, and Best Animated Preschool Show. With wife Lisa Vogel he created their animated offspring Jake and Anna.