Their sense of humor has almost vanished, their energy disappeared, their anarchists’ willingness to say “f--- you” to anything that smacks of the establishment has utterly drained away. “The schedule throws you off so much,” says Parker, referring to their new Broadway musical, ’s creators decamped from Los Angeles for New York, they’ve plunged into a frenetic world of rehearsals, rewrites and directing their show — all with, between them, a wife, a girlfriend and two kids in tow.
The pair (who also put out the satirical feature Team America: World Police) raised money from interested investors (including $60million from Joseph Ravitch of the Raine Group, a boutique merchant bank that focuses on entertainment), and the new company’s estimated value already sits at $300million thanks to revenue raised by South Park, which is currently in its 16th season.
It’s not unusual for well-known film figures to set up their own production companies (Brad Pitt has Plan B Entertainment, there’s Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films, and Will Smith started Overbrook Entertainment) but these ventures are more often than not merely used to produce movies the actor can star in - with an increased revenue incentive. It allows Stone and Parker to have a more direct relationship with their fans (of which there is quite a specific type) and will mean the pair can bypass a lot of the old Hollywood machinery such as pitching projects, and answering to a studio.
Trey Parker was raised in Colorado and he has an older sister named Shelley Parker.
Parker had started playing piano since at the age of 12 years.
He is known for co-creating South Park (1997–present) along with his creative partner Matt Stone, as well as co-writing and co-directing the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon (2011).
Parker was interested in film and music as a child, and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder following high school, where he met Stone.
Seriously, this is what blew my mind: We only heard the thing with a full orchestra six days before the first paying audience.” PHOTOS: South Park's wildest spoofs On March 24, a far higher-profile audience is scheduled to attend .
But at this point, with just eight days left before the premiere, that’s the last thing on the writers’ minds.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker – Hollywood wunderkinds, creators of South Park and famous for turning up at the Oscars in drag and on acid – have announced they are to start a film production studio.
Said to be inspired by the production work of Lucasfilm and Dreamworks, the new venture, Important Studios, will allow the pair to have more control over the creative, production and distribution process.“Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realise that our favourite people in the world are ourselves,” explain Parker and Stone in a press release that perfectly showcases their brand of humour.
The lessons tend to just emerge as he and Stone write the episode, they say.