Behind The Camera

Who are Andy Borowitz and Quincy Jones? Not the easiest of questions to answer. If you were to name Producers and Creators of a television show, most people would have never heard of them. People only know the names of the on-screen cast. Andy Borowitz, along with his sister Susan, were the creators of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Andy is known for his stand-up comedy and political satire. Andy, since his time with television, has become more famous. He founded the Borowitz Report which was recently voted the #1 twitter account for 2011. He also currently blogs for the Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. He has also participated in small television roles including The Daily Show. In a recent profile on CBS News Sunday Morning he was called “one of the funniest people in America”.

Quincy Jones has worked with a plethora of amazing talent throughout his life. Quincy is an American record producer, conductor, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter. His career spans five decades in the media industry and has the record of 79 Grammy nominations. He is best know for his role as producer in the album Thriller by Michael Jackson. Quincy has also worked with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. His vast knowledge in showbiz helped him build a show around Will Smith whom had never acted before. He has been called a genius for his confidence in this decision and I would have to agree with these people.

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  1. Deante

     /  April 2, 2012

    That is so interesting. I never knew who the writers were for this show and I have actually heard of Quincy Jones. I didn’t know that he was one of the writers, but I am familiar with his career. Also, I never heard of the Andy Borowitz guy which is weird because he seems so popular.

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  2. Wow, I honestly had no idea that Will Smith had never acted before Fresh Prince. I guess it makes sense because it seems to be his break out role, but I at least though maybe he had Some experience. I definitely agree that this guy took a huge step in basing a show around a relatively complete newcomer. Definitely worked out in the end, that’s for sure!

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