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Creator Talk: The Great North
Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin
Creators, Showrunners, Executive Producers


Livestream: Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 6pm PST on VIFF Connect

Presented by
CreativeBC
Supported by
Pacific Screenwriting Program

 

The Great North, an animated sitcom premiering Feb. 14th on Fox, is created by the veteran writers of Bob’s Burgers, Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin. The series follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family, as a single dad does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close – especially his only daughter, Judy, whose artistic dreams lead her away from the family fishing board and into the glamorous world of the local mall. Featuring the vocal talents of Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Will Forte and Alanis Morissette, we’re in for a wild and eccentric ride with the residents of the town of Lone Moose!

VIFF is thrilled to host Emmy-winning creators, showrunners and executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin as they take us for a deep dive into writing and creating an animated tv series – from envisioning the town of Lone Moose, stocking it with eccentric residents to casting the superb vocal talents.

Livestream: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6pm PST

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Session Participants

Lizzie Molyneux and Wendy Molyneux are sisters and writing partners, who serve as the creators, showrunners, and executive producers of the Fox series The Great North, premiering on Feb. 14, and has already been renewed for a second season.   In addition, Lizzie and Wendy are writers/executive producers of the long-running hit series Bob’s Burgers, for which they won an Emmy award, and have been nominated for an Emmy for eight consecutive years. They have also been nominated for three WGA Awards, and won the Annie Award. On the feature side, they recently adapted the novel The People We Hate at the Wedding”for FilmNation, and the acclaimed video game The Sims for Legendary, along with writing Jump Street: Now for Her Pleasure for Sony Pictures.

Lizzie Molyneux and Wendy Molyneux are sisters and writing partners, who serve as the creators, showrunners, and executive producers of the Fox series The Great North, premiering on Feb. 14, and has already been renewed for a second season.   In addition, Lizzie and Wendy are writers/executive producers of the long-running hit series Bob’s Burgers, for which they won an Emmy award, and have been nominated for an Emmy for eight consecutive years. They have also been nominated for three WGA Awards, and won the Annie Award. On the feature side, they recently adapted the novel The People We Hate at the Wedding”for FilmNation, and the acclaimed video game The Sims for Legendary, along with writing Jump Street: Now for Her Pleasure for Sony Pictures.

Sonja made her writing debut with the feature film, Preggoland. The film premiered as a special presentation at TIFF and a theatrical release with James Caan and Danny Trejo in lead roles opposite Sonja. For television, Sonja has written on Kim’s Convenience for CBC (Leo win for best screenwriting in a comedy), Ghost Wars for Netflix and Letterkenny for Crave/Hulu (Nominated for Writer’s Guild of Canada Award and recipient of the Leo for best screenwriting in a comedy), The Murders, Hudson and Rex and the upcoming Family Law for Global.

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