The now Toronto-based development production manager shares what her job really entails, as well as insights into the ‘business’ side of animation and what trends development execs are looking for in pitches.
Check out Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast featuring a new podcast every week focusing on the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are and what they learned along the way. Now home to 197 episodes, the podcasts cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, and game design. Guests have included Aaron Augenblick, the notorious JJ Villard, Spike & Mike’s Spike Decker, Disney Director John Musker, Sony Lead Animator Humberto Rosa, Cuphead’s Tina Nowracki, Frederator’s Fred Seibert, Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson, and many others from major animation studios all over the world.
PODCAST EP 197: Development Production Manager Asli Bulut's Career Journey from Turkey to Canada
This episode features Asli Bulut, a development production manager at Toronto-based Industrial Brothers. In this chat, Bulut shares the ins and outs of her job, a look at the business side of animation, and the interesting journey that brought her from Turkey to Canada to pursue her career in animation development.
Tune in to Ibele and Bulut to hear:
- What are the current trends development execs are looking for in pitches
- The chance babysitting job that led to Bulut’s animation development career
- What a development production manager actually does
Ibele has begun to publish the interviews as videos as well – you can find previous interviews here!
- Reach out to Bulut on LinkedIn
- Support earthquake relief in Turkey: Red Cross Canada, AHBAP, KIZILAY
Ibele, himself a stop-motion animator (see AWN’s Fresh Takes piece on his whimsical short, The Silly Duck Wizard, deftly digs into all manner of topics, encouraging interviewees to share insights and opinions on a wide range of topics like pitching shows, marketing your work online, key skills studios look for when they bring on talent in storyboarding, vizdev, character design, and animation.
In 2018, Ibele, who lives in Toronto, decided to quit his career as a Marketer and pursue his love for animation. Since then, he’s become well known for his viral animation productions, which include the previously mentioned Silly Duck Wizard, which is how AWN first came to know him and his work.
Learn more about Ibele’s work and podcast by visiting terryibele.com. You can find all The Animation Podcast episodes on his Soundcloud site: https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast.