We wanted to take a moment and welcome a new sponsor to Ventriloquist Central, the Puppeteer to the Stars, Scott Land.
Scott Land is a puppeteer at the top of his game. His seasoned performing skills are on display in nearly every scene of Paramount Pictures’ Team America: World Police. During the making of the movie-the most expensive puppet-driven feature film ever produced-Scott did more than pull the strings on dozens of lead characters.
Throughout the 4 months of shooting, Land lent his expertise to director/producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone who, shot by shot, relied on his 25 years of marionette experience to help them create their landmark film. Other screen credits include Disney’s The Princess Diaries 2, for which he created and performed a Julie Andrews look-alike marionette, seen on the Special Features section of the DVD. His other TV and film credits include Pee Wee’s Playhouse, The Ben Stiller Show, Still Breathing, Shakes the Clown and Rodney Dangerfield’s Birthday Bash.
His clientele reads like a “Who’s-Who” list of Hollywood: Sylvester Stallone, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Pee Wee Herman, Tom Hanks, Rod Stewart, Meg Ryan and many more. Scott has himself experienced the limelight having acted in dozens of national television commercials–without puppets-a little known fact. And he is one of a few marionette artists to be invited to perform at the legendary Magic Castle in Hollywood. In 2006, he traveled to Tibet and gave a special performance for the Dalai Lama, delighting his Holiness with a “mini-me” marionette version of himself.
Be sure to check out Scott’s site for so much more information at:
Thanks Scott for joining us at Ventriloquist Central.
Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2012 by Dan Willinger
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