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Schmigadoon!

June 1 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm PDT

Creator, Executive Producer, Writer,

& Songwriter (Corn Puddin’)

CINCO PAUL

Composer

CHRISTOPHER WILLIS

MODERATED BY TALAURA HARMS (Playbill)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A 

Wednesday, June 1, 2:00PM (PT)

A parody of iconic musicals, Schmigadoon! is a new musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.” TV-14 | 30mins

Cinco Paul is a screenwriter best known for his long resume of blockbuster family films which he co-wrote alongside Ken Daurio. Their films, which combined have made over 4 billion dollars at the box office, include Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me 3, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and The Secret Life Of Pets, among others. 

Most recently he co-created and was the showrunner for Apple TV Plus’ Schmigadoon!, starring Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key, for which he also wrote all the songs (garnering him a Grammy nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media). Other upcoming writing and directing projects include the stop-motion animation holiday special homage Winter Wonderland from Imagine and Warner Bros., and the horror-comedy This Sucks, with Naomi Despres and Broadway Video attached to produce.

Christopher Willis is an Emmy-nominated, multi-talented composer working in the mediums of film, television, and games. His strong classical music background and musicological approach to composition have quickly established him as a leading voice in orchestral scoring, and his adaptability to any musical style or culture has put him at the forefront of his field, particularly in animation. Christopher is known for his work on HBO’s hit comedy series, Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. His score for Armando Iannucci’s second feature film, political satire The Death of Stalin, has garnered much praise and a nomination for Best Music at the 2017 British Independent Film Awards. A favorite choice of Disney creatives, he currently scores The Lion Guard and the multiple Emmy Award-winning Disney Mickey Mouse shorts. For the latter, he won the Annie Award for Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production for three consecutive years (2014–2016) and has received nominations in 2017 and 2018. His work on Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special earned him a 2017 Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics category, for the song “Jing-A-Ling-A-Ling”. 

He assisted on many Hollywood feature film scores as an additional music composer, working with renowned composers including Carter Burwell, Harry Gregson-Williams, Rupert Gregson-Williams, and Henry Jackman, before becoming a composer in his own right. He contributed significant music to a number of fan-favorite films, including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, X-Men: First Class, Shrek Forever After, Winnie the Pooh, and the Oscar-winning animated short, Feast

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FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).

Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Wednesday, June 1, 10 minutes before Q&A start.

Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.