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Comic Con 2017

July 20-23, 2017 • San Diego, CA

Join us at Comic Con to learn about the art of our story process.

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The Future is Female: Women in Animation

10:00AM - 11:00AM

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Marge Dean (WIA co-president, GM at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios), Paige Braddock (EVP/CD Charles M. Schulze Creative Associates), Kelley Gardner (Sr. Director of Current Series Nickelodeon), Sarah Malkin (Vice President, Digital Development, New Form), Maggie Malone (VP, creative affairs, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Angela Petrella (Producer Oculus Story Studio) and Kristy Scanlan (WIA Co-President, VP, Business Development Animation & Games, Technicolor) discuss female creative talent by format, unconscious bias, and the goal of obtaining 50-50 by 2025, with women sharing equally in the creation, production, and rewards of animation.

The Art of Story

2:00PM - 3:00PM

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Think, act, draw, pitch. Get the inside scoop on the story development process from the story artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The artists will share their creative process for going from script to board to pitch. Panelists include Lissa Treiman (story supervisor), Brian Kesinger (story artist) and Nancy Kruse (story artist). Moderated by Paul Briggs (director).