On this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with Tom Hart. He is a Emmy nominated writer, story editor, and producer. He mainly works with children’s animation and has written for The Penguins of Madagascar, Kim Possible, Mouseworks, Get ED, Dave the Barbarian, Care Bears, and many more notable children’s shows. He has a very neat story on how his path lead him to the Quad Cities and then on to LA to start his career as a very successful writer, story teller, and producer.
On this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with two very talented men. Rowan Joseph and Shane Partlow are business partners who have had some great successes together over the years, which we will certainly explore. But separately and individually, they have each had amazing careers in the entertainment industry.
Shane has excelled on stage as well as the big and small screens. His numerous stage roles included a stint playing Will Rogers in The Will Rogers Follies, for which he received the The Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
On television he has appeared in such notable programs as Will and Grace, Gilmore Girls, iCarly, Roots and Scream Queens, among others
And on film he was in the Best Picture Oscar winner, Green Book, as well as numerous other films such as Princess Diaries 2, Knucklehead, and we can’t forget the cult classic, Beauty Queen Butcher!
Rowan has also been a successful film, TV, and stage actor. He has worked alongside such notable figures as Oscar winners Anne Hathaway, Rami Malek, Julie Andrews, F. Murray Abraham, Anthony Hopkins and one of my personal all-time favorites, the legendary Katharine Hepburn, with whom he shared a long-term personal relationship.
In addition to being cast in leading roles on stage across the country, Rowan’s television credits include roles on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series, Veep, opposite Julia Louis Dreyfus & Hugh Laurie, Gilmore Girls, and Boston Legal, among others.
His film credits include The Campaign with Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis, The Princess Diaries 2, Raising Helen, Grudge Match and Barefoot
Rowan has also been a director, producer, screenwriter and voiceover artist, all of which I intend to explore more fully
From 1993 until 2020, together Shane and Rowan were producing partners in Theater A Go-Go, a nationally recognized theatrical touring production company which presented national tours of such shows as The Queen of Bingo, An Evening with Jack Klugman, Forever Plaid and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Check out Rowan’s film “Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun.” It’s on iTunes for rental or purchase at https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/dalton-trumbos-johnny-got-his-gun/umc.cmc.1u6tpydfgvx5i1oig3qjkl5my
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