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INDAC to Host Max Howard Masterclass

Germany’s INDAC hosts a Masterclass, “Producing Independent Animated Film,” with animation producer Max Howard February 14 & 15 at the Games Academy in Berlin.

COLOGNE, GERMANY – INDAC, the International Nights and Days of Animation Cologne, is an annual festival devoted to every aspect of animation, including its history, past and present, and its future. The festival, which receives support from the Cultural office of Cologne and the University of Cologne, takes place at the Cinemathek at the Museum Ludwig, the University of Cologne and various other cultural venues throughout the city.

Max Howard

Next week INDAC hosts, for the first time ever, a February 14 & 15 Masterclass, "Producing Independent Animated Film,” with animation producer Max Howard, who created and ran studios for Disney in London, Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, working on some of Disney's most memorable films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. As President of Warner Bros. Feature Animation, Howard oversaw such hit movies as The Iron Giant and Space Jam. At DreamWorks, he was co-executive producer for Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.

To mark the Berlinale presentation of DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods, co-directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco will also be on hand for an exclusive 40-minute Q&A session. The Masterclass will be held in English at the Games Academy in Berlin.

Dreamworks Animation's Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco

Max Howard Masterclass – Producing Independent Animated Film

February 14-15, 2013 Games Academy Berlin Runge Str 9 Participation fee: 300 €

For more information, and to register, visit or email

Source: INDAC

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.