ABOVE: Audio-Animatronic C3PO, voice by Anthony Daniels, “Star Tours” at Disneyland. Copyright Disney.
Burbank, CA, USA — “A Conversation With… Anthony Daniels” will be an ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ – type, onstage interview and meeting of minds between Anthony Daniels, the actor known world-wide for his role as C3PO (Star Wars), and Walt Disney Imagineering’s Scott Trowbridge who’s dedicated solely to the Star Wars franchise. It will be a feature of the annual SATE conference of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), Sept 17-18 in Pittsburgh.
Daniels and Trowbridge will share stories exploring the role of technology, how it changed, and the effect that had on the films, the rides, and museum installations. They’ll also reflect on the appeal of “Star Wars in Concert” to hard-core fans, the opportunity it provided to widen the fan base and how the use of technology and multiple media exploded the experience.
Anthony Daniels, Actor
Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center
As the iconic protocol droid, C3PO, Anthony Daniels is the only actor to appear in all seven Star Wars movies. He has been involved in numerous spin-offs of the Saga: notably The Muppet Show, Sesame Street and Disney’s Star Tours, where after 23 years, his golden character was promoted to the rank of pilot in “The Adventures Continue.” Anthony has scripted and presented for the international arena symphony spectacular, “Star Wars in Concert.” He was spokesperson for the “Art of Star Wars” exhibitions and hosted the Museum Of Science (Boston) international touring exhibition, “Where Science Meets Imagination.”
Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
Scott Trowbridge is a Walt Disney Imagineering creative executive responsible for strategic concept development and integration of the Star Wars franchise across Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. As Disneyland Resort portfolio creative executive, he leads creative oversight and development of new guest experiences. Trowbridge previously managed WDI Research & Development, leveraging media and technologies to tell new stories and create innovative experiences. Additionally, he oversaw the Blue Sky Design Studio where Imagineers develop new ideas. He holds a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California.
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