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12 - Kara Vallow

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Producer Kara Vallow joins Hollywood Unscripted to discuss her career in animation.

The conversation begins with the most recent endeavor, (0:49). Kara discusses her hesitance to take on the project (1:57) and how she eventually came on board (3:07). She explains how Cosmos functioned differently from her other shows (7:13).Cosmos

Scott and Kara move on to discuss the large operation she and Seth MacFarlane set up at Fox (8:15). Kara talks about the Family Guy’s original cancellation (8:27) followed by a large renewal order (9:37). She reveals that while the renewal was a great opportunity for her (10:23), animation is a challenge for studios (10:43) and she admits to the cutthroat nature of staffing this style of animation (12:04).

Then Kara candidly discusses her experience of being a female in a male-dominated industry (13:59) and how she has been able to help encourage change (17:34).

The conversation loops back to Kara’s beginning jobs (21:04) and how she moved out to LA (22:24). She discussed meeting Seth at Hanna-Barbera (24:41), moving to a less enjoyable situation at Sony (26:59), and finally leaving to go to Family Guy (27:51).

Kara explains why as a child she wanted to be an animator (28:47) and how art school shifted her perspective (29:48). She thinks back on her favorite shows to watch as a child (31:18). She discusses how Cosmos now is so different from the version she watched as a child (31:48).

They discuss Seth MacFarlane’s talent and their partnership (32:52). Finally, Scott and Kara wrap back around to Kara’s love for what she does (35:23).

Executive Producer: Stuart Halperin

Producer: Jenny Curtis

Music By: Celleste & Eric Dick

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