World Animation & VFX Summit Announces first round of industry panelists for November 2015 Event
LOS ANGELES -- Animation Magazine's The World Animation and VFX Summit has unveiled the initial list of industry panelists and guests for this year's event. The World Animation & VFX Summit takes place Nov. 2-4 at the California Yacht Club, Marina del Rey, Calif.
This event will feature a Gala Awards Ceremony honoring top animation and VFX professionals, two days of industry panels, master classes for the masters, networking breakfasts, lunches and cocktail parties. Attendees will be treated to engaging discussions and showcases, which focus on new industry standards, global co-productions and the role of groundbreaking technologies in the rapidly changing world of animation and visual effects.
Animation feature projects set to be highlighted with filmmaker appearances include: Blue Sky Studio's The Peanuts Movie and the key players from The Prophet.
Some of this year's distinguished panelists include:
- Greg Agostinelli
VP and Managing Director, Epica USA
- Roger Allers
Director, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
- Ricardo Arnaiz
Writer, Producer, Director, Animex
- Delna Bhesania
CEO and Co-founder, Bardel
- Michael Carrington
CEO, Zodiak Studios
- Sarita Christensen
Owner and CEO, Copenhagen Bombay Productions
- Frederick Faubert
Founder, President and CEO, Hibernum
- Peter Gal
Head of TV Development, DreamWorks Animation
- Eric Homan
VP of Development, Frederator
- Joel Kuwahara
Co-founder and Principal, Bento Box
- Wang Lei
SVP of Uyoung Media Group and CEO of Mr. Cartoon
- A.K. Madhavan
Founder and CEO, Assemblage Entertainment
- Ale McHaddo
Founder and partner, 44 Toons
- Chuck Peil
VP of Business Development, Reel FX
- Jose San Román
CEO of Ilion Animation Studios
- Pierre Sissmann
CEO, Cyber Group
- David Tenzer
Partner, Law Office of David Tenzer
- Chuck Williams
Director of Creative Development and President of Marza USA
- Mike Young
Co-CEO at Splash Entertainment
Companies set to participate as sponsors include: Atomic Cartoons, CelAction, DreamWorks Animation Television, Blue Sky Studios, Ilion Animation Studios, Oasis Animation, Wizart Animation,The Gotham Group, Shark 3D, California Offset Printers and Natural Talent
The first night of the Summit will feature a gala event that will honor the achievements of the best and brightest innovators in animation and visual effects. This year's award recipients and honorees, additional keynote speakers and panelists will be announced soon.
The third day of the Summit will feature master classes. Jose San Román of Ilion Animation Studios in Spain is the first class to be announced. Román's class will examine animation as a new asset class in the financial community and focus on issues that most investors and studio executives are unaware of.
The class will benefit from Román's experience speaking to the global financial community and turning Ilion into a successful worldwide animation studio that produced the 2009 feature Planet 51. Currently partnered with Paramount, Ilion has evolved into a multi-production studio, aiming to produce various feature films concurrently to meet the growing global demand for top-quality digital content.
The World Animation and VFX Summit's goal is to promote international co-productions and global ventures and offer networking opportunities in the intimate setting of the California Yacht Club.
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Source: Animation Magazine