BREAKOUT ONE: CARTOON NETWORK - Working at Cartoon Network 

Cartoon Network’s HR team will give a portfolio how to guide for the first half of this session. Development Staff will come in for the second and share what their journey has been like working at CN and the responsibilities of an Animation Director there. 

BREAKOUT TWO: BWA - Directing Your Project To Pilot with Rick & Morty Storyboard Artist  & BWA Producer Shawna Mills   

 Shawna Mills has given advice to the best of them. Including a Fast & Furious film franchise director. Shawna is a master who has worked for Hulu, LucasFilm, DreamWorks, Sony, Nickelodeon and more. She will share all the elements of getting your original idea the legs it needs to get greenlit. 

BREAKOUT THREE: 9 STORY - Directing and Writing Across Entertainment with 9 Story Media Group's Halcyon Person

Former live action director Halcyon Person is now working as the Head Writer of a kids’ animated TV show for 9 Story Media Group! She will share the different paths writing and directing can take you down. This class will provide guidance and insider industry knowledge for attendees with interests spanning animation, comedy, and children’s programming. 

BREAKOUT FOUR: DREAMWORKS - Diversifying Your Creative Portfolio As A TV Writer with Stacey Evans Morgan

Stacey Evans Morgan is a seasoned industry writer that was recently pulled to write for her first animated project for DreamWorks. If you’re a writer looking to break into animation, especially on the feature side, this break out is for you. 

BREAKOUT FIVE: DISNEY - Storyboarding is Directing! with Disney Storyboard Artist Kiana Khan Smith

Disney artist Kiana will share her storyboarding expertise and establish how storyboard artists play a huge role in the directing process.

BREAKOUT SIX: Directing Animation: From Desire to Vision with Mulan II Director Lynne Southerland 

Lynne Southerland will share the logistics of directing - what a director does, and the people with whom she will collaborate - and also focus in on the creativity she brought to her own directing experience on Mulan 2.