Among the highlights of the 2021 Summit:
Opening Day Keynote: Jorge R. Gutiérrez. The beloved and acclaimed creator of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, The Book of Life and Netflix’s upcoming limited series Maya and the Three discusses his career and inspirations and offers helpful advice on how to stay creative and true to your original visions.
Catching Up with the Studio Heads. Some of Hollywood’s biggest animation studio heads discuss their upcoming slates, the state of the industry, their priorities and the challenges of keeping up with the changing tastes of audiences worldwide in this highly informative panel. Confirmed panelists include Kristine Belson (Sony Pictures Animation), Melissa Cobb (Netflix Kids & Family), Margie Cohn (DreamWorks Animation), Ramsey Naito (Nickelodeon) and Mireille Soria (Paramount Animation).
Award Season Movie Roundtable. We’ll talk to some of the year’s biggest animated features including Sony Pictures Animation’s The Mitchells vs. the Machines and Vivo, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon and Encanto, Pixar’s Luca, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby: Family Business and Spirit Untamed and Illumination’s Sing 2.
The 2021 Short List. Discover some of the year’s biggest animated shorts and their creators as we discuss their inspirations, challenges and technologies. Titles include Aardman’s Robin Robin, Disney’s Us Again and Far from the Tree, Pixar’s Twenty Something and Nona, Bill Plympton’s Demi’s Panic and many others.
How to Pitch to the Streamers. Some of the leading development execs in the field offer advice on how to prepare your potential animated projects for the big streaming players.
Safety Policy: In order to ensure the safety of our staff and guests, we require either proof of approved vaccine administered at least two weeks prior to the Summit, or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of attending the Summit. We also require a valid ID. We will be doing temperature checks upon arrival and masks are required to be worn at all times in accordance with L.A. County requirements. ◆ For more info, visit www.animationmagazine.net/summit.