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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 an­i­ma­tion­­mit. 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.

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