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16
Jun

Interview: ‘Doctor Who’s Davros, Terry Molloy, ready to ‘charge up creative batteries’ at Intervention

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Doctor Who fans, especially attendees of (Re)Generation Who, know Terry Molloy as one of the actors behind Davros, the fearsome creator of the Daleks. But Terry’s career spans decades and genres — and he’ll be sharing some of his expertise with us at Intervention this summer! We talked to Terry about what he’s been up to and what to expect at the con.

 

Intervention: ‘Doctor Who’ fans will almost certainly know you as Davros, but tell us about some of your other roles!

Molloy: For 42 years now, as ‘Mike Tucker’, I have been a member of the cast of the longest running Radio serial in the world …“The Archers”. First broadcast January 1st 1951 it has run ever since on BBC Radio 4, 15 minutes a day Monday to Friday with an Omnibus every Sunday morning.

I’ve enjoyed a lot of theatre, TV and film roles over the years, but the media I always enjoy and have been immersed in throughout most of my career, with two major Industry awards to my name in both the UK and New York, is of course Audio Drama.

 

Intervention: Tell us a bit about your latest project, ‘Kosmos,’ and how it came about.

Molloy: Kosmos is a web based Sci-Fi episodic film series, that is dark, mysterious and downright scary in places. It stars myself with Virginia Hey (Mad Max 2 & Farscape) as husband and wife battling with Jeff Dahlgren as our son-in-law battling over the fate of our daughter, who lies in a coma. Nobody knows why she is comatose…or do they?

A brilliant 5-part crowd funded series one is open to anyone to see, by unlocking each episode with viewings as we gain ‘Kosmos Citizens’ along the way! More on that at Intervention!

 

Intervention: We can’t wait to see you at Intervention! What can attendees expect to learn from you at your panels?

Molloy: You’ll have to come along and find find out! I’m still working on some final ideas and details for the workshops I will be running, but key to it will be fun, frivolity, blowing away cob-webs and opening eyes and hearts to the endless possibilities that audio drama has to offer the creative mind and voice!

 

Intervention: What about Intervention itself are you most looking forward to? What do you think it can offer to its attendees?

Molloy: I am so excited and honoured to be invited to attend Intervention and share some of the skills and knowledge I have gained over forty something years as an actor, director and producer!

I know we will all have an amazing time, meeting new and old friends, chatting, sharing our skills and obsessions and charging up those all important creative batteries to go out and embrace the work we love with new energy and ideas.

 

Intervention: Any words of encouragement for aspiring actors out there?

Molloy: Simple… DON’T DO IT!!

However, if you have a burning passion in your soul to act, to share the emotions, strengths and flaws of a character you have created in front of an audience as a creative act…not one based in ego. If you are ready to sweat physically and intellectually daily to keep pushing the envelope of your craft, knowing that the pathway never runs straight and true, and truly never ends no matter how long you have been doing it… Then… DO IT!

Do you have a passion to be not just an actor, but a director, a writer, a producer, a marketeer, a financier and be filled with a thirst for the insecurity and rejection that lies at every turn, yet you still HAVE TO DO IT?

And if you truly believe have that indefinable quality inside you to succeed…then

Simple… DO IT!

The rewards may not always be monetary, but those moments of peace and joy you will experience through your life in having walked the road open and truthful, in spite of the pitfalls and kickbacks, are the real paycheck, and untarnished gold for your soul!

 

You can meet Terry Molloy – as well as other actors, writers, artists, and creatives who want to help you be your best — at Intervention this August.


09
Jun

Interview with Joe Wos: MazeToons, ToonSeum, and more!

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Cartoonist Joe Wos has a varied career, bringing art and cartooning into unexpected venues. He’ll be joining us at Intervention this August, where you can learn more about his current project, MazeToons, as well as how he integrates his art into different parts of his life.

Now, though, you can check out our interview with him to learn more about his career and his inspiration!

Intervention: You’ve had an extremely varied career that brings cartooning into a lot of unexpected areas! What inspired you to combine storytelling and live cartooning?
Wos: I’ve always considered cartoonist to be storytellers first and foremost. But I have to admit the idea of writing a comic strip and then 4 months later getting hate mail never appealed to me! So I wanted something that would give a real connection to the audience, something immediate. So I started coming up with these book ideas, only instead of turning them into books I turned them into stage performances where I would draw the stories as I told them. It was like watching a picture book be created before your eyes. But it had that immediate reaction that few artists get to experience.

Intervention: You also founded Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum. What sort of things could a visitor to the museum expect to see there?
Wos: I founded the ToonSeum and ran it for 7 years. It was a great run and experience. The idea was always to make it more than a museum, more like a community center for geeks. So as amazing as all the art was on the walls, part of the appeal were the events: drink and draw nights, screenings, opening events, and just people who wanted to come in and chat about comics and movies. That’s not to dismiss the art on the walls! We had everything from Mickey Mouse to Jack Kirby and everything in between. The goal was to use Mickey etc. to get them in the doors and then we would educate them on what cartoons and comics really were and what they were about. I called it the broccoli with cheese method.
The exhibits changed frequently so there was always something new to experience. But at the core, the art was about sharing the process, letting people know there were real artist behind every aspect of this art, pencillers, inkers, writers, painters, etc…

Intervention: Tell us a bit about your current project, MazeToons!
Wos: MazeToons is a hybrid game and cartoon. Cartoon illustrated mazes that feature characters or objects integrated into the maze as fully solvable components. I had been drawing them for over 35 years and then one day decided — I want to do this for real. I want this to be my path to syndication. It was a pretty wild dream. Syndication is damn near impossible to break into. Then a miracle happened: I got picked within days of submitting! So now it appears in newspapers but I am hoping to license it to products and more. You can see it at mazetoons.com

Intervention: You’ve combined cartooning with mazes, museums, storytelling, and even music! What would you like to combine your art with next?
Wos: I perform regularly with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and other symphonies, too. It is so much fun to illustrate along with the music. My path in cartooning seems to take as many twists and turns as one of my mazes! So I don’t know what is next for me. I think I’d love to do something on a grand scale, another giant maze mural, or cartoon projections… who knows? Whatever it is, I hope it will be amazing.

Intervention: How can our readers start following MazeToons if they’re just now discovering it?
Wos: PLEASE ask your local newspaper to carry it. Ask you editor to carry MazeToons from Creators Syndicate. It really does help, and it will give you a chance to see and solve my creation. Otherwise you can also visit mazetoons.com… but please ask your newspaper. Otherwise I’ll starve, and no one wants to live up to the stereotype of a starving artist! So feed the artist. Please.

Look forward to meeting Joe Wos and many other artists and creators at Intervention 2015!


03
Jun

Intervention 6 Panel: Learn how to get into the anime industry!

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If you’re an aspiring voice actor, Intervention’s got you covered with voice acting workshops run by special guest Terry Molloy. But the anime industry in America isn’t just about voices: writers, editors, programmers, artists, and designers all come together to help bring Japanese entertainment to a Western audience. This year at Intervention, we’re offering information and education on careers in this portion of the industry as well.

Kara Dennison has worked as an editor and localization expert on anime for many years — first as a fan, and now for companies such as Crunchyroll, Discotek, and Sekai Project. Her credits include classic anime like Mazinger Z and Devilman, live-action dramas such as Liar Game, and visual novels and games such as Higurashi When They Cry and the upcoming official release of CLANNAD.

This year at Intervention, Kara will be running a panel sharing her experiences in the industry: what it’s like as a beginner, what skills and software you need to learn, and what it takes to get a show subtitled in time for an online simulcast. She’ll also discuss the pros and cons of working in an industry of which you’re a fan.

More panels and workshops will be announced soon, so keep an eye out!

 


03
Jun

Upcoming Marketing Seminars at Intervention 6 (by Oni)

August 14-16! Rockville, MD! I’ll be doing some updated for 2015 Marketing for Small Business seminars at Intervention. Shatner Cat says you need to register now!

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My seminars are included for free with general admission. Following that I will be available to answer your questions and help you get to the next level. All Real Talk. No BS. No false hope. You’ll leave with actionable items that you can actually use to get your work seen no matter if it’s art, music, a blog, or a hamburger shop.

Tentative seminar titles are:

Oni Hartstein’s Real Talk Marketing 1: Setting up Your Business Online – This will cover the basic points that you need to hit and how you need to hit them in order to have an in-person and digital presence that works and grows.

Oni Hartstein’s Real Talk Marketing 2: Generating and Dealing with the Press (Magazines//TV/Radio) – The Press won’t come to you. Here is how to start getting coverage and how to work with the Press so you don’t tick them off. I will also cover how to speak on camera and how to handle / diffuse PR disasters and negative Press.

Oni Hartstein’s Real Talk Marketing 3: Working your ecosystem – Once you are set up online you’ll have to put some work into it each week in order to grow. If you don’t know how to market your work or have plateaued, this is going to be a game-changer for you.

Register: https://interventioncon.com/registration/register-for-intervention/


28
May

New webseries KOSMOS now online: spread the word to unlock episodes!

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Intervention 2015 guest Terry Molloy is just one of the actors appearing in Kosmos, an innovative new webseries that needs your help to be seen.

Kosmos is the story of a scientist working in the field of human genetics, who must enter the dreams and memories of his wife to find out why she’s in a coma. Very little is known beyond that, and there’s only one way to find out what’s going on: watch the trailer!

Instead of being released all at once or on a weekly schedule, new episodes of Kosmos air once a certain number of people have watched the previous episode. At present, the trailer is available, and once 5000 people have watched the trailer, the first episode will drop. Future episodes will be released in the same way.

Click here to watch the trailer and spread the word — and help us bring the first episode of Kosmos to the internet!

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