SEE THE SHOW - MEET THE MAN!
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Sunday August 29, 2010
Joss Whedon in the Concert Hall on Sunday August 29 introduces one of the world’s best-loved screenwriters; a writer across film, TV and the web, a director and enduring pop culture fan. In this exclusive Sydney appearance, auteur Joss Whedon will talk about his ongoing love affair with the popular, the ways in which storytelling changes -- and the ways it stays the same.
He will discuss outsider heroes, strong women and the uses and abuses of power. Joss will also discuss the creative ways in which he has played these out in a variety of media forms: in films from Toy Story to the forthcoming The Avengers, in TV series from Buffy through Firefly to Glee, and across a vast range of comics.
A third-generation screenwriter, Joss Whedon could possibly be the person responsible for starting popular culture’s obsession with modern-day vampires. He has a lot to answer for! His development of Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the feature film into an intellectually-appealing television series in 1996 created a cult phenomenon. The character of Buffy became an alternative feminist icon and was named as “one of the most intelligent, and most underestimated, shows on television” by the New York Times, winning several awards and various Emmy nominations.
Starting out with his first writing gig on the top-rating series, Roseanne, Joss went on to work as writer and co-producer on Parenthood before he first created Buffy. His Buffy spin-off series, Angel gained a loyal following of its own. In 2002, he followed up with the critically acclaimed sci-fi drama Firefly.
As a film screenwriter, Joss’ credits include Titan A.E., Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Speed, Alien Resurrection and Disney's box-office smash Toy Story for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay.
Whedon’s musical internet series titled Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog made its debut online in 2008 and, winning numerous awards including an Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Short-Format – Live Action Entertainment Program.
Thanks to the Sydney Opera House, Popcorn Taxi is proud to be able to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to not only have the best seats in the house (Premium Seating) to what is sure to be a fascinating event, but to also attend a very exclusive after-party and meet the man himself over a casual nibble and a few drinks.
TIX ARE STRICTLY LIMITED - AND ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE AFTER PURCHASE!
This is not a mass media event, rather a opportunity for true fans of Whedon's work to have the chance to meet and chat to their hero in a candid and intimate environment. With respect to Joss granting Popcorn Taxi this exclusive audience, we stress this is not a photo or autograph opportunity... it's a rather a chance to talk and discuss with one of the planet's most gifted writers and visionaries.
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