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Thursday, October 29 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Pixar Development Process

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Pixar Animation Studio's development process is unique in the industry. Development Executive Emily Mollenkopf and Development Associate Erika Schmidt will discuss how support for original ideas, total immersion research, and the intense “brain trust” feedback process combine to create memorable stories.

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Emily Mollenkopf

Development Executive at Pixar Animation Studios
Emily Mollenkopf is the Development Executive at Pixar Animation Studios. Emily joined Pixar in 2011 as a story coordinator on Pixar's first TV special; Toy Story of TERROR! She began her career at G4 Television producing videogame-centric content for X-Play and Attack of the Show. As Development Executive Emily gives directors creative feedback as they begin the process of crafting their stories, helps to match them with screenwriters, and... Read More →
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Erika Schmidt

Creative Development Associate Pixar Animation Studios
Erika Schmidt is a Creative Development Associate at Pixar Animation Studios. Prior to working at Pixar, she waited tables while practicing theater and writing in Chicago. Her short story, “Story About a Family,” won the 2013 Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction. She continues to write outside of Pixar, as a longtime contributor to film magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room and elsewhere. (You can see her work at whaterikadoes.com.) As... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room

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