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Scholar Names Anne Skopas New York Studio Managing Director

Executive producer joins creative collective after stints at Hornet and Buck, bringing experience in traditional animation, real-time animation, experiential media, AR, VR, and live-action production.

Scholar has named Anne Skopas managing director and executive producer of their New York Studio. The company, a collective of storytellers with expertise ranging from animation and CG to live-action, oversees collaborations between creative teams and executing for clients.

Skopas joins Scholar after a tenure at Buck studios, where she led the development of their design and animation department, and most recently Hornet, where she helped foster their talented director’s roster.  

“Scholar is so welcoming, and I was inspired by the opportunity to shape an office, nurture the artists, and bring their ideas to life through my production experience,” shared Skopas. “When you have the best talent in the world and you are still open to new ideas, that’s when you embrace the unexpected. It's the collaborative nature of being heard and respecting others that leads to the most colorful portfolio of work. Scholar has that.”

Skopas’ background includes live-action production and traditional animation as well as diverse and varied mediums like real-time animation, experiential media, long-form storytelling, augmented and virtual reality.

“Anne is shaping the future of the East Coast studio and Scholar as a whole, by taking our NY operation to a new level,” commented Scholar co-founder and director Will Johnson. “We could not have found a better fit with her strong leadership skills and stellar reputation. It's an honor to be under one roof together.”

Scholar’s recent projects include animated adverts for Chobania (a psychedelic journey) and Mountain Dew Frost Bite Zero (complete with cel animated ice sharks).

Source: Scholar