Max Howard Sets On SecondSun's Board

Animation industry veteran Max Howard has joined SecondSun Entertainment's board of directors. Howard is chairman/CEO/founder of Melwood Pictures, a Hollywood-based producer of animation and live-action films. Formerly he was president of feature animation at Warner Bros., a SVP at The Walt Disney Co. and, most recently, a producer at DreamWorks where he helped develop and produce SPIRIT, STALLION OF THE CIMARRON amongst the DreamWorks slate. While he was at Warner Bros., the studio produced THE IRON GIANT, QUEST FOR CAMELOT and SPACE JAM. He began his career at Walt Disney in 1986, when he became the head of the London animation studio for the making of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT. He relocated to the U.S. in 1988 and served as director of feature animation for Disneys new studio located at Walt Disney World in Florida. He was later SVP overseeing the strategic planning and operations for Walt Disney Feature Animations three facilities in Los Angeles, Orlando and Paris when they produced THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, RESCUERS DOWN UNDER, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN, THE LION KING and POCAHONTAS. Roy Trivett, SecondSuns chairman/CEO, said, "Max brings tremendous industry expertise to SecondSun which will be invaluable to us as we roll out our business strategy on a worldwide basis. We are thrilled to have him on board." SecondSun Entertainment, based in Vancouver, Canada, specializes in the creation of animation based content for various media platforms. It was formed in May 2002 by the amalgamation of Brainchild Studios Inc., a 3D company, its interactive game division Furious Entertainment, and Delaney & Friends Cartoon Productions Ltd., a 2D animation company. Learn more at