Taming Hollywood for the Game Industry with Lev Chapelsky

Lev Chapelsky is a founding partner and the General Manager for Blindlight, a Hollywood-based production company that has been operating at the nexus of the video game and Hollywood for 12 years.  

Leading game producers from each of the global top 20 game companies have turned to Blindlight when they want creative contributions from Hollywood, or when they need help navigating the murky waters between these two industries.

Blindlight’s filmography on IMDb lists more game credits for voice production than any other company Blindlight’s voicework has earned industry awards including Best Dialog of the Year, Best Performance by a Human Male, and Performance of the Year.

 
“[Game Producers] know that Hollywood is a different beast, but sometimes that challenges them to step into the ring. And they might just lay bait, crack a whip, or go in with the elephant gun, and none of those things really work.” Lev Chapelsky

“[Game Producers] know that Hollywood is a different beast, but sometimes that challenges them to step into the ring. And they might just lay bait, crack a whip, or go in with the elephant gun, and none of those things really work.” Lev Chapelsky

 
 
 

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Selected Links for the Episode

Sony
Xbox
Blindlight
Ubisoft
Pixar
Naughty Dog
TellTale

Featured Show Highlights

  • The true purpose of a trained VO director ensures the Hollywood actors can understand and provide results the game producer desires. [11:50]
  • The process where game producers get best results when working with Hollywood and voice actors. [18:20]
  • The deeper discussion about Blindlight Writers Room. [23:40]
  • Pushing the boundaries of what games can do with interactive storytelling. [31:00]
  • Offering game producers everything they could possibly want from Hollywood and nothing else by evolving the processes and methodologies for the game gods. [34:45]

People Mentioned

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Sam Barlow
Susan Sarandon
Val Kilmer