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Frank Oz      

Film Director, Actor & Puppeteer, Best Known for Being the Creator and Performer of Yoda, Miss Piggy & Cookie Monster

Earlier in his career Frank Oz was known for his creative collaborations with the famed Jim Henson performing many Muppet characters, including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal, as well as Bert, Grover, and Cookie Monster. Some of the hundreds of projects Henson and Oz worked together on included Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live, and The Muppet Show. He has also performed the unforgettable Jedi Master, Yoda, in all of the Star Wars films. Oz has directed The Dark Crystal (With Jim Henson), The Muppets Take Manhattan, Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Housesitter, What About Bob?, Indian in the Cupboard, In and Out, The Score, Bowfinger, Stepford Wives, Death at a Funeral and the documentary, Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show The Whole World Watched. Among his many honors, Oz has been the recipient of four Emmy® Awards, two George Foster Peabody awards, The American Comedy Awards’ Creative Achievement Award, The Art Director's Guild award, The Saturn Lifetime Achievement Award, three gold and two platinum records, and other awards and honors.

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Moderated Q&A with Frank Oz

If you were to bring the creators/performers of Yoda, Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, Bert, Fozzie Bear, Grover, Animal…and the directors of 12 Hollywood feature films all into one place, you would need a pretty big room. Or, you could just invite Frank Oz, one of the most original performers and film directors of our time.

In this special appearance, Victoria Labalme will interview her husband, Frank Oz, live on stage for your audience, covering topics such as creativity, innovation, communication, what it takes to lead a team under pressure, and what it takes to create iconic, legendary work.

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