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(Deadline)   Step 1: Produce 'South Park' & 'The Book of Mormon'. Step 2: Form New Production Company. Step 3: Profit   (deadline.com) divider line 24
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2013-01-14 08:36:15 AM
FTA: "[W]e came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves," the Times quotes the yet-unreleased Important Studios press release from the duo

Really, now. How shocking. I never would have guessed that from South Park's smug self-indulgent pap.
 
2013-01-14 08:54:21 AM

James F. Campbell: FTA: "[W]e came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves," the Times quotes the yet-unreleased Important Studios press release from the duo

Really, now. How shocking. I never would have guessed that from South Park's smug self-indulgent pap.


They've produced one of the most successful television shows of all time, one of the most successful musicals of all time, earned countless Emmy and Tony awards, not to mention critical accolades.

Frankly, they work fantastically together.  They're <i>right</I> to prefer to be around each other.
 
2013-01-14 08:59:46 AM

James F. Campbell:
Really, now. How shocking. I never would have guessed that from South Park's smug, self-indulgent, and hilariously entertaining pap.


FTFY
 
2013-01-14 09:17:55 AM

James F. Campbell: Really, now. How shocking. I never would have guessed that from South Park's smug self-indulgent pap.


Who knew that Comedy Central attracted self-affected narcissists?
 
2013-01-14 09:33:07 AM
I'm honestly surprised they haven't done this before
 
2013-01-14 09:33:47 AM

Lost Thought 00: I'm honestly surprised they haven't done this before


duh
 
2013-01-14 11:17:24 AM

Lost Thought 00: I'm honestly surprised they haven't done this before


they probably did, but didn't bother to because of the extra work/responsibilities that would entail.

also, other factors might be securing financing while being able to keep creative control and/or had long term contracts and/or good relationships with the production studios they've been using.
 
2013-01-14 11:49:33 AM
am looking forward to their projects.
 
2013-01-14 12:03:20 PM

not5am: Lost Thought 00: I'm honestly surprised they haven't done this before

they probably did, but didn't bother to because of the extra work/responsibilities that would entail.

also, other factors might be securing financing while being able to keep creative control and/or had long term contracts and/or good relationships with the production studios they've been using.


Doesn't every successful rapper have his own label? Isn't this pretty similar to that? Who will quit first South Park or Simpsons?
 
2013-01-14 12:09:11 PM
I think it happens to most creative types when they get big enough, they get tired of working with production companies so they start their own. More money it in too, that's why all the big rock bands either own or have an interest in a label.
 
2013-01-14 01:41:08 PM

James F. Campbell: FTA: "[W]e came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves," the Times quotes the yet-unreleased Important Studios press release from the duo

Really, now. How shocking. I never would have guessed that from South Park's smug self-indulgent pap.


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Thanks!
 
2013-01-14 02:00:45 PM
I, for one, applaud them as creators (I am afraid to use the word artists after seeing some of the comments here already) to take control of their own brand. We read in these comments all the time about how those who are part of the established power group -- be it in politics, business, or entertainment -- make shiatty decisions with only the bottom line in mind, giving zero consideration to the labors of those who actually but their minds/hands to work creating the product or the customers who deserve a fair product for their price. Stone and Parker are using their success to give themselves further artistic freedom and allowing them to keep a bigger cut of the revenue generated from their brands without having to give considerable cuts to studios and production outfits they don't need.

These men are an example of creators doing things the right way.
 
2013-01-14 02:04:12 PM
off topic but if you haven't watched the documentary "6 days to air" following the South Park crew and the creators on how they put together topical shows in a week's time, I can't possibly recommend it enough. Just amazing what they pull off and how hard they work. Also really eye-opening as to how much that shows depends on Trey Parker more than anything.
 
2013-01-14 02:13:06 PM
I wonder if the studio will also take over the production of The Stick of Truth since THQ's future is in doubt?

/because that would be smart
 
2013-01-14 03:03:10 PM
I assume this means that Vernon Chatman and John Lee will be given another chance to put something on TV that they tire of and rig to self-destruct halfway through the second season.
 
2013-01-14 03:23:45 PM

studs up: am looking forward to their projects.


THIS
 
2013-01-14 04:12:25 PM

studs up: am looking forward to their projects.


Fark, Yeah!!
 
2013-01-14 04:31:00 PM
They formed Important Television back in 2001 for That's My Bush!. I suppose this is an extention of that given the success of The Book of Mormon.
 
2013-01-14 05:18:07 PM

poot_rootbeer: I assume this means that Vernon Chatman and John Lee will be given another chance to put something on TV that they tire of and rig to self-destruct halfway through the second season.


I miss Wonder Showzen. Though I thought the show ended as abruptly as it did because it got cancelled? Because the show feels like they had gotten word of their fate midway through season two and crammed all the rest of their material into the end of the "Cooperation" episode and aired two fark-you episodes at the end.
 
2013-01-14 06:05:53 PM

James F. Campbell: FTA: "[W]e came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves," the Times quotes the yet-unreleased Important Studios press release from the duo

Really, now. How shocking. I never would have guessed that from South Park's smug self-indulgent pap.


You're right. Their opinion can have no relation to reality, since they have provided such little success. Your billion-dollar franchise is much cooler.
 
2013-01-14 08:58:19 PM
But will it be a subsidiary of Trunity, a Mediar company, a division of True Mediar, a Unity Corpbopoly?
 
2013-01-14 09:30:29 PM

Disposable Rob: They formed Important Television back in 2001 for That's My Bush!. I suppose this is an extention of that given the success of The Book of Mormon.


Now they need to make a show called, "That's My 'Bama!"
 
2013-01-15 08:56:56 AM

roc6783: not5am: Lost Thought 00: I'm honestly surprised they haven't done this before

they probably did, but didn't bother to because of the extra work/responsibilities that would entail.

also, other factors might be securing financing while being able to keep creative control and/or had long term contracts and/or good relationships with the production studios they've been using.

Doesn't every successful rapper have his own label? Isn't this pretty similar to that? Who will quit first South Park or Simpsons?


South Park. Trey and Matt are that show. Without them it doesn't exist. Simpsons can switch out the cogs.
 
2013-01-15 11:00:58 AM
Wait...did they EGOT, or am I missing an award?
 
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