Thought I’d post a video today and this is my first on the Kane Domain Blog (and hopefully not the last!).
Given the recent news of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, and the incredible success of Seth MacFarlane over the last few years (with Family Guy, Ted and his Oscar hosting gig next year) –I thought I would post an interview video between my two biggest idols.
And they are….
Well you read it in the title….SETH MACFARLANE and GEORGE LUCAS!
Seth MacFarlane is of course the visionary writer, voice artist and executive producer/creator behind ‘Family Guy’. He is probably one of the most successful writers and producers in television today, creating vast billion dollar franchise with Family Guy and becoming THE highest paid person in television. He was paid $100 million by Fox back in 2008 to renew Family Guy until 2012. For a guy that started drawing and animating dogs in his room – that’s just incredible.
George Lucas needs no real introduction..but I’ll give a short one anyway! Creator of Star Wars, Lucasfilms and a host of other companies, such as Skywalker Sound, and his visual effects company, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) — George Lucas is the epitome of what it means to be a Creative Producer. A man that got his big idea out there, his way.
I respect them both immensely for several reasons. They are both writers, directors and masters of their own creative empires. And for both of them, their franchises literally came from nothing.
They were not born into wealth. They didn’t get any help from their families or have angel investors of any kind. They created Family Guy and Star Wars from a simple idea…but with whole lot of guts, determination and hard work on the side. That’s it.
I hope to develop and employ those same qualities when creating my own projects in the future, which also range from animation, to science fiction shows.
This is a conversation between them about their work that I found really insightful. And it’s funny too! Enjoy!