The Story Dept. is proud to be part of the first Creative Masters Forum DVD:
“Ron Cobb: Concept to Creation”
Karel Segers interviews the legendary writer/director, designer, concept artist Ron Cobb about his life, his cartoons, his views on cinema, science-fiction and the future. Ron also shares his experience about working on genre-defining and defying films such as Conan the Barbarian, Alien, Aliens, Back to the Future and The Abyss.
ABOUT RON COBB
As a writer, Ron wrote an episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and he sold an idea to Steven Spielberg that later became E.T.. He directed the 1992 feature film GARBO.
But Ron is best known for his art, which has had a profound influence on modern popular culture through his work with the likes of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott & Jim Cameron. His artistic talents have been commissioned by these iconic directors to assist them developing their vision from concept to creation, and ultimately to the big screen.
Ron Cobb’s screen credits include ALIEN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, RAIDERS OF THE LAST ARK, BACK TO THE FUTURE, ALIENS, THE ABYSS and many other classic science fiction movies.
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.