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Saturday, October 15 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
'Drawing' Back the Curtains: Animation

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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 in post-production.

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Fabienne Harford

Fabienne (Fabs) Harford first joined the AFF team in 2003 as the Volunteer Coordinator. Over the course of her involvement with the Festival, she’s worked in a variety of roles including: Marketing Director, Young Filmmakers Program Director, Financial Analyst and Assistant Director... Read More →

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Bryan J Davidson

Creative Executive for Walt Disney Animation Studios
Bryan Davidson is a Los Angeles-based playwright and animation executive. As a Senior Creative Executive for Walt Disney Animation Studios, he has worked on films including Wreck-it Ralph, Zootopia and the upcoming short film Inner Workings. As a playwright, his work has been seen... Read More →
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Jennifer Howell

Head of Feature Development at Dreamworks Animation
Jennifer Howell is a Senior Level Film and Television Creative Executive with a wide range of experience developing material, creating partnerships, leading teams of other executives, writers, and producers for nearly 20 years. Howell currently serves as the Head of Feature Development... Read More →
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Cort Lane

Senior Vice President of Animation & Family Entertainment at Marvel
Cort Lane has recently taken on a newly-created position at Marvel as Senior Vice President, Animation & Family Entertainment. As a life-long Marvel fan, Lane is thrilled to develop and produce shows within the rich Marvel Universe. Drawing on a wealth of experience in entertainment... Read More →
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Jenny Marchick

Senior Vice President of Creative Development, Sony Pictures Animation
As Senior Vice President of Creative Development for Sony Pictures Animation, Jenny Marchick is responsible for the creative supervision of a number of upcoming features for the studio, from inception to script through production, including the inspirational THE STAR, a faith-based... Read More →
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Pamela Ribon

writer Moana, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Untitled Wreck-It Ralph Sequel, Bears, Samantha Who?; comic book writer Rick and Morty, SLAM!
Pamela Ribon is a screenwriter, TV writer, comic book writer, author, and best-selling novelist (Why Girls are Weird, You Take It From Here). She has worked with Walt Disney Animation Studios as a writer on Moana and is writing with Phil Johnston (director/writer) on the upcoming... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room