Meet the Future
The World Animation and VFX Summit and the World Animation Celebration are the best venues from which to learn from the industry’s best and brightest.
and The Simpsons as well as The Longest Daycare, The Road to El Dorado and Monsters, Inc. And the 2014 Vanguard Honor goes to Ellen Goldsmith-Vein of the The Gotham Group. The summit’s two full days of programming this year follows a theme of reinvention, a concept that is a necessity for animators and visual-effects professionals who are working around the world today. The summit’s goal is to share the wisdom and expertise of our distinguished group of panelists and guests to better understand the new paradigm of success in an ever-changing landscape.
And that’s not all. Among the talented animators, producers and executives attending are: David Voss, senior VP, Playground Productions at Mattel Paul Bab, president and CEO of Maxon Acclaimed Disney animator Glen Keane, whose new short, Duet, is for Google David Steinberg, senior VP of production for Nick Animation Studios Julia Pister, executive producer, ground Productions at Mattel Kara Vallow, executive producer on
Guy Michael Hefferon, president of Rainmaker
Entertainment David Michel, CEO of Cottonwood Studios Harold Moss, creative director and founder of FlickerLab Ricardo Andrade, president and creative director of Pixeldust Studios Daniel Gregoire, CEO of Halon Tony Bancroft, independent animator and director Chuck Powers, chief creative officer of Kartun Studios and director of Ribbit Richard Taylor, media director of RGH Studios Darren Ulmer, president and chief creative officer of Mousetrappe Paul Young, co-founder and CEO of Cartoon Saloon Nancy Newhouse Porter, attorney, partner and co-founder of Newhouse Porter Hubbard Jody Simon, attorney and partner in Fox Rothschild Shabnam Rezaei, president of Big Bad Boo Vince Commisso, co-founder, president and CEO of 9 Story Entertainment Simon Crowe, managing director and co-founder of SC Films International Rob Edwards, screenwriter on Disney’s Treasure Planet and Princess and the Frog Andy Blazdell, CEO of CelAction
The show is the best venue for meeting and connecting with studio executives; international managing directors; directors; producers; distributors; visual effects supervisors and artists; animators; financiers; agents; writers; and talent. These are the people who define and facilitate the movies, TV shows and new media that will grace Animation Magazine’s covers and pages in the years to come — you can’t afford to miss out.
Further information on attending the summit, including ticket info, can be found online at animationmagazine.net/summit. A limited number of tickets are available at a 10 percent discount to members of WIA, VES, ASIFA, Animation Guild, OBS and the WGA. Due to limited capacity, this four-day event usually sells out quickly, so buying tickets in advance is highly recommended.