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| Title=Carlton Cuse
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| Place=Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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| Jobs=Executive producer<br />Writer<br />Co-host of [[Official Lost Podcast|podcast]]
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'''Carlton Cuse''' is a writer and executive producer on ''Lost''. He joined the show in early [[Season 1]], when co-creator and executive producer [[J.J. Abrams]] was busy producing and directing [[wikipedia:Mission: Impossible III|Mission: Impossible III]]. [http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2006-09-28-lost-boys_x.htm] The WGA states him as the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Showrunner show runner] on ''Lost'' (''i.e.'', he oversees budgets, script assignments, characters' story arcs, ''etc.''). Cuse is based at the Los Angeles offices of [[Grass Skirt Productions]], although he frequently travels to Hawaii to be with the film crew on set.
   
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Cuse also co-hosts the [[Official Lost podcast]] with [[Damon Lindelof]].
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==Work on ''Lost''==
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Cuse has co-written the following episodes of ''Lost'':
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! style="background: #eee; width: 50%;" | [[Season 1]]
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! style="background: #eee; width: 50%;" | [[Season 2]]
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* {{ep|1x13}}<small> (with [[Javier Grillo-Marxuach]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|1x19}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|1x23}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|1x24}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|2x05}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|2x07}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|2x10}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|2x14}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|2x17}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|2x21}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|2x23}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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! style="background: #eee; width: 50%;" | [[Season 3]]
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! style="background: #eee; width: 50%;" | [[Season 4]]
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* {{ep|3x03}}<small> (with [[Elizabeth Sarnoff]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|3x06}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|3x07}}<small> (with [[Jeff Pinkner]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|3x11}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|3x16}}<small> (with [[Drew Goddard]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|3x19}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|3x22}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|4x01}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|4x05}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|4x12}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|4x13}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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! style="background: #eee; width: 50%;" | [[Season 5]]
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! style="background: #eee; width: 50%;" | [[Season 6]]
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* {{ep|5x01}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|5x06}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|5x07}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|5x11}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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* {{ep|5x16}}<small> (with [[Damon Lindelof]])</small><br/>
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Cuse also wrote the [[mobisode|mobisodes]] {{ep|mx01}} and {{ep|mx09}}.
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He and Damon Lindelof have also provided narration for three [[clip shows]]: {{ep|3xrc2}}, {{ep|3xrc3}}, {{ep|5xrc1}}.
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==Background==
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*Cuse created ''Nash Bridges'' and ''Martial Law''
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*Worked on ''The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.''
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** The primary story arc of ''The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.'' involved time travel and centered around a mysterious object called 'The Orb' that was sent from the future to help mankind. This bears some similarity to some of the theories surrounding the nature of ''Lost's'' mysteries.
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* His production company [http://www.imdb.com/company/co0046829/ Carlton Cuse Productions], produced the shows he created.
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*Is an alumni of The Putney School in southern Vermont.
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==Awards==
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* Emmy [[Awards]]:
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** Won for "Outstanding Drama Series", for ''[[Lost]]'' (2005)
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** Nominated for "Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series", with [[Damon Lindelof]], for {{ep|2x10}} (2006)
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** Nominated for "Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series", with Damon Lindelof, for {{ep|3x22}} (2007)
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*'Jules Verne' award during the ''Festival Jules Verne'' in Paris (april 2009)
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==Trivia==
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*Conflicting sources credit the "Previously on Lost" voice at the beginning to [[Lloyd Braun]] [http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2006/05/12/08] or Cuse [http://www.thefuselage.com/Threaded/showthread.php?t=54652]. According to a follow-up response by script coordinator Gregg Nations, early episodes might have used Lloyd's voice, but it has definitely been Carlton's voice on the more recent episodes for a while now.
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**Cuse explicitly denies that it is his voice that does the show's introductory "Previously on . . ." on the DVD commentary for [[There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3]].
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*Cuse was the offscreen voice for the lottery show in {{ep|1x18}} that said "That's right, [[Mary Jo]], because this is the [[16]]th week without a winner," according to the [[Official Lost Podcast/April 30, 2007|April 30, 2007 Lost Podcast]].
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*Cuse provided the voice for the Hanso Foundation commercial, as hinted in the [[Official Lost Podcast transcript/May 4, 2007| May 4, 2007 podcast]].
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*Cuse was the voice of [[Jacob]] that said "Help Me" in {{ep|3x20}}. {{sourceneeded}}<!--- NOTE: This was previously claimed to be confirmed in the May 11, 2007 Official Podcast, but it is not mentioned in that podcast. --->
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*Cuse voices the off-screen newsperson on "Action [[8]] News" describing the car crash following Jack's suicide attempt. {{crossref|3x22}}
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*Cuse is a graduate of Harvard University [http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=513682]
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*Cuse appears on the DVD extra "Lost in a Day" on the [[Lost: The Complete Third Season (DVD)]].
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*Appeared on the May 6, 2005 ''20/20'' "Lost Special" (S26 E1396)
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*On [[Comic-Con]] 2008 Cuse was asked which episode he loved the most out of all Lost episodes co-written by him. His answer was [[The Constant]].
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==Media appearances==
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===Print===
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*[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/fashion/14nite.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss New York Times] - September 12, 2008 - The beat goes on: A night out with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
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==See also==
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* There is an interview with [[Damon Lindelof]] and Cuse at [http://www.tvguide.com/News-Views/Columnists/Ask-Ausiello/default.aspx?posting={C39047D5-FB9F-4074-8B5D-C7AB3C0CCE3F} TV Guide] (November 8, 2006)
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*[http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/showpage/showpage.aspx?program_id=001648&type=producers ABC Medianet biography]
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LogBook Placid Azylum5 Lostpedia has conducted an interview with Carlton Cuse. To read this interview, please see here. LogBook Placid Azylum5

Carlton Cuse is a writer and executive producer on Lost. He joined the show in early Season 1, when co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams was busy producing and directing Mission: Impossible III. [1] The WGA states him as the show runner on Lost (i.e., he oversees budgets, script assignments, characters' story arcs, etc.). Cuse is based at the Los Angeles offices of Grass Skirt Productions, although he frequently travels to Hawaii to be with the film crew on set.

Cuse also co-hosts the Official Lost podcast with Damon Lindelof.


Work on Lost

Cuse has co-written the following episodes of Lost:

Season 1 Season 2


Season 3 Season 4


Season 5 Season 6
  • TBA


Cuse also wrote the mobisodes "The Watch" and "Tropical Depression".

He and Damon Lindelof have also provided narration for three clip shows: "Lost Survivor Guide", "Lost: The Answers", "Lost: Destiny Calls".

Background

  • Cuse created Nash Bridges and Martial Law
  • Worked on The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
    • The primary story arc of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. involved time travel and centered around a mysterious object called 'The Orb' that was sent from the future to help mankind. This bears some similarity to some of the theories surrounding the nature of Lost's mysteries.
  • His production company Carlton Cuse Productions, produced the shows he created.
  • Is an alumni of The Putney School in southern Vermont.

Awards

  • Emmy Awards:
  • 'Jules Verne' award during the Festival Jules Verne in Paris (april 2009)

Trivia

  • Conflicting sources credit the "Previously on Lost" voice at the beginning to Lloyd Braun [2] or Cuse [3]. According to a follow-up response by script coordinator Gregg Nations, early episodes might have used Lloyd's voice, but it has definitely been Carlton's voice on the more recent episodes for a while now.
  • Cuse was the offscreen voice for the lottery show in "Numbers" that said "That's right, Mary Jo, because this is the 16th week without a winner," according to the April 30, 2007 Lost Podcast.
  • Cuse provided the voice for the Hanso Foundation commercial, as hinted in the May 4, 2007 podcast.
  • Cuse was the voice of Jacob that said "Help Me" in "The Man Behind the Curtain". [source needed]
  • Cuse voices the off-screen newsperson on "Action 8 News" describing the car crash following Jack's suicide attempt. ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 1")
  • Cuse is a graduate of Harvard University [4]
  • Cuse appears on the DVD extra "Lost in a Day" on the Lost: The Complete Third Season (DVD).
  • Appeared on the May 6, 2005 20/20 "Lost Special" (S26 E1396)
  • On Comic-Con 2008 Cuse was asked which episode he loved the most out of all Lost episodes co-written by him. His answer was The Constant.

Media appearances

Print

  • New York Times - September 12, 2008 - The beat goes on: A night out with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse

See also

External links


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