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Friday, October 30 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Drawn for the Silver Screen: Writing Animated Films

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Sure, animated film and television is a little more…drawn than live action fare, but how different is the actual process of bringing it to the screen? This panel features guests that each play a different role in the animation process. They’ll discuss how a good animation script differs from its live action counterpart, the development process involved, and the transformation you should expect with post-production.

Moderators
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Jessica Julius

Senior Creative Executive of Development at Walt Disney Studios
Jessica Julius is Senior Creative Executive at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She has over 10 years experience in film development and production, working on the Academy Award®-winning features Frozen and Big Hero 6, as well as the Academy Award®-nominated films Wreck-It Ralph, Winnie the Pooh,Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, and Bolt. She was the Story Production Supervisor on Frozen, the #1 animated feature film of all time, and is... Read More →

Panelists
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Emily Cook

writer Ratatouille, Gnomeo & Juliet
Emily Cook began her film career as a runner for Working Title Films in London (Four Weddings and a Funeral). After 9 years and a move to LA, she became VP (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, High Fidelity), before leaving to write. Cook and Kathy Greenberg wrote on Pixar’s Rataouille and Disney’s Gnomeo and Juliet. Together they have written for every major studio and are currently writing a musical for Sony.  
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Kathy Greenberg

co-creator The L Word; writer Ratatouille, Gnomeo & Juliet
Kathy Greenberg began her film career as an executive at IndieProd/Tristar (The Quick and the Dead, Mary Reilly) then as VP at Jim Henson films (Buddy, Good Boy, Muppets in Space) and SVP Working Title (Elizabeth, Hi-Lo Country) before leaving to write. Greenberg is the Co-creator of the Showtime series The L Word and was a writer with Emily Cook on Pixar’s Ratatouile and Disney’s Gnomeo and Juliet. Cook and Greenberg have written for... Read More →
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Adam Pava

writer Boxtrolls
Adam Pava wrote the stop-motion hit The Boxtrolls, which earned a 2015 Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. He currently has projects in development at Laika, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Dreamworks Animation, and is writing a sequel for The Lego Movie franchise. The first script he wrote was named one of the “Six Best Unproduced Animated Screenplays” by Written By, the magazine of the Writers’ Guild of... Read More →
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Dave Reynolds

writer The Emperor's New Groove, Finding Nemo
Dave was one of the original writers on NBC's LATE NIGHT WITHCONAN O'BRIEN. In 1995, after over 400 shows he moved to LosAngeles and took a job at Walt Disney Feature Animation onthe movie TARZAN. There he met with a little-known animationstudio Disney was working with called PIXAR who hired him tohelp develop their second feature, A BUG'S LIFE (TOYSTORY would blow away the world later that year). For thenext six years he wrote on almost every... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
The Driskill Hotel, Victorian Balcony

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