Anthony Owen, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star, definitely has the credits to his name as a producer, director, and creator of magic shows on stage and television. He has won numerous awards from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and Rose D’or for his work. He has produced all of Derren Brown's television shows from 2000-2015 and has worked with Penn & Teller, Juan Tamariz, Dynamo, Paul Daniels and many other top internationally acclaimed magicians.
Along with John Lenahan, Anthony has co-produced Monday Night Magic, the UK's only regular magic and comedy venue which inspired the franchise in New York. He was a regular columnist in MAGIC Magazine ("Out Of My Mind" mentalism effects) and a speaker at the 2017 MAGIC Live! convention.
Time stamps for this podcast:
00:03:50 - Anthony talks about the creation of "Monday Night Magic" in London upon which the one in New York City is based; working with Derren Brown and Dynamo; developing new tricks that work on television; the differences between producing magic for TV versus "live" performances, and more.
01:11:41 - Product Review: "Prevision" by Peter Eggink from Holland Magic. An excellent switching device built into a card box. Recommended.
01:14:26 - Product Review: "Gordon Diary aka The Birthday Book" by Paul Gordon from Alakazam.co.uk An updated version of the pocket calendar with pre-printed names of playing cards for each day of the year. Recommended.
01:18:20- Product Review: "Svenlopes" by Sven Lee. Svengali deck principle applied to "poker-sized" envelopes to create a stack of forcing envelopes. Well done and well made. Recommended.
01:22:03 - Product Review: "Anthony Owen's Secrets" by Anthony Own from Vanishing, Inc. A book that gleans some of Anthony's best creations that are commercial effects with cards, coins and other props that can be performed close-up, parlor and stage as well as containing thoughtful advice, tips and theory thrown in along the way in the context of explaining the tricks. Recommended.
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