Friends Night is a collaboration between artists, writers, designers, editors and producers. We just built an animation studio for FOX Broadcasting and are executive producing a block of animated shows that will air on Saturday Nights. Past projects include work with Odd Future on creating the sketch show Loiter Squad (Adult Swim) and Golf Wang, a book of photography. This site is brand new as of July 2013 – we’ll be posting news and more content weekly (and a weekend reading list every Friday if you’re bored) so check back in soon.
Animation, video, and prop design for the Miley Cyrus Bangerz tour 2014-2015
A block of animated programming created for Fox Broadcasting, airing Saturday nights starting in July 2013. Created, designed and animated exclusively by Friends Night at our studios in Los Angeles.
Designed by Friends Night, the ADHD studios in Hollywood is home to over 120 animators, writers, producers and designers. Opened, January 2013.
Golfwang – a book of photographs by Odd Future. Edited and designed by Nick Weidenfeld and Michael Schmelling. Published by PictureBox 2011
Out of necessity, it is the policy of Friends Night not to consider or accept unsolicited literary ideas or material unless it is submitted by a recognized and authorized talent agency via first class mail or industry accepted courier. Please do no send any ideas, scripts, drawings or other material to us.
But always feel free to say hello!
THE SINALOA CARTEL’S 90 YEAR OLD DRUG MULE [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
THE AGONY OF THE LIBERAL GUN LOVER [PACIFIC STANDARD]
BEFORE TWITTER AND OED, ‘HASHTAG’ WAS JUST THE NERDY # [THE ATLANTIC]
DISREPUTABLE SOURCES: ART AND COMICS [ARTFORUM]
THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF CUPS [THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS]
Earlier this year, Friends Night led by Creative Director Ben Jones, collaborated with Diane Martel and Miley Cyrus to bring the BANGERZ tour to life. Our favorite part was when our 70 foot inflatable geometric striped neon monkey face hit the stage. The show’s in Europe right now, back in the USA by August.
PHILOSOPHERS OF BABEL – THE DICTIONARY OF UNTRANSLATABLES [THE NEW INQUIRY]
WHEN CANNABIS GOES CORPORATE [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
IT’S TOO LATE. EXCLAMATION MARKS ARE UNSTOPPABLE NOW [NEW YORK MAGAZINE]
THE LEAKED NEW YORK TIMES INNOVATION REPORT IS ONE OF THE KEY DOCUMENTS OF THIS MEDIA AGE [NIEMAN JOURNALISM LAB]
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ [THE AWL]
SERIOUSLY, STOP PRETENDING YOU ATE THAT [THE CUT / NEW YORK MAGAZINE]
MODESTY IS THE NEW ABERCROMBIE [BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK]
IN DEEP: THE DARK AND DANGEROUS WORLD OF EXTREME CAVERS [THE NEW YORKER]
A STATISTICALLY REPRESENTATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE [THE ATLANTIC]
SHOULD CHRISTIAN COLLEGES LET FEMALE FACULTY TEACH MEN THE BIBLE? [CHRISTIANITY TODAY]
JUDGE AGREES TO RELEASE MURDERER “BERNIE” BACKED BY AUSTIN FILMMAKER [THE TEXAS TRIBUNE]
THE FUTURE OF THE OPEN INTERNET IS DECENTRALIZED [THE DAILY DOT]
HOW WILL EZRA KLEIN’S ‘PROJECT X’ ADD CONTEXT TO NEWS [THE ATLANTIC]
THE WOODY ALLEN SCANDAL: A RESPONSE TO THE READERS [REFINERY 29]
HOW TO STOP HERION DEATHS [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
THE BEST LITTLE CHECKPOINT IN TEXAS [TEXAS MONTHLY]
O.K., GLASS [THE NEW YORKER]
THE CELLPHONE GETS ITS CLOSE-UP [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
FIVE REVELATIONS FROM ROLLING STONE’S BOSTON BOMBER COVER STORY [ROLLING STONE]