Press Release from Little Airplane Productions
NEW YORK, January 6, 2011 – Little Airplane Productions Founder and President Josh Selig will have his short, live-action film “The Time-Out Chair” featured in The Museum of Modern Art’s Family Films series. The screening is set for Saturday, January 15 at noon. It will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.
Selig, the creator of the hit Nickelodeon animated series “The Wonder Pets!” and Cbeebies' "3rd & Bird!", wrote and directed “The Time-Out Chair.” The six-minute film is the story of a young girl who leaves her preschool classroom dragging her time-out chair behind her. The story chronicles her afternoon in New York’s East Village. Music for the film was composed by Mark Suozzo, whose credits include the music for features including “The Nanny Diaries,” “American Splendor,” “The Notorious Bettie Page” and “The Last Days of Disco.”
Family Programs at MoMA introduce kids and adults to the richly varied world of modern and contemporary art through gallery conversations, art workshops, artist talks, film screenings, activity guides and Web sites. Museum and program admission are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
For further information about Family Programs at MoMA, the public may visit www.moma.org/family, call (212) 708-9805 or (212) 247-1230 (TTY).
About Little Airplane ProductionsFounded by Josh Selig in 1999, Little Airplane Productions created and produced “The Wonder Pets!” for Nick Jr. (winner of the 2009 Japan Prize for Best Television Series), “Oobi!” for NOGGIN and “3rd & Bird” for the BBC's CBeebies. Additionally, Josh Selig was the Head Writer for “Little Bill” on Nick Jr. He has received ten Emmy Awards for his writing on “Sesame Street” and was the Resident Producer of the historic Israeli/Palestinian “Sesame Street” co-production (winner of the 1998 Japan Prize). Josh writes a weekly column for KidScreen Magazine called "Planet Preschool" which can be read at www.kidscreen.com. Little Airplane has also launched the Little Light Foundation (www.littlelightfoundation.org). The mission of the Little Light Foundation is to create programming that will help children around the world learn about conflict resolution and mutual respect. For more information about Little Airplane Productions please visit www.littleairplane.com.