Getting Animated - One Week Away!

Producing animated films from script to screen.

Ever wonder…

What goes on behind the scenes on an animated feature?
How an animated film makes it from a small idea to a big release at a theater near you?
Why it takes “so long” for anything animated to be completed?
What the differences are between producing animation and live action projects?

You can find the answers to these questions and more, and discover some of the best animated production in the world happening right here in DFW! 
Moderated by Joey Cade and featuring panelists with careers spanning all the way from Disney, to our very own Reel FX Studios right here in Dallas, we’ll talk with some of the hottest players in the game about the development process and what it takes to get an animated film from script to screen.

The Panelists

April Bennett Rogers: Producer of live action and animated films such as Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker and Mass Effect Paragon Lost. April is currently producing for EchoLight Studios.

Brad Booker: Development executive at Reel FX and producer of The Book of Life, coming to a theater near you on October 17

Greg Gunter: Creative executive and writer in animation, theater and live action. Former development executive at Disney, contributing on films such as Bug’s Life,Toy Story 2Monster’s Inc.


Seating is limited so REGISTER NOW!!

WHEN: Thursday, August 28th
6 - 7 PM Mix and Mingle
7 - 9 PM Program

WHERE: IdeaMan Studios, 166 Express Street, Dallas, TX  75207


WHAT: Animated Features in Dallas.

COST: Free for WIFD Members
$15 for Non Members who preregister
$20 at the door

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Meet New VAD Intern

My name is Rashaad Basemore and I’m currently a student at University of North Texas. I was born in Arlington, Tx and lived there until I was 13 and then moved to Houston for 5 years before back to my hometown. I’m not a film art major but do carry a strong interest in the arts. I’m currently in my final year in school and I plan on doing PR work once I’m finished.

Actress by Robert Greene #DVF27

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Actress by Robert Greene #DVF27

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WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience by Allen Mondell #DVF27

WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience by Allen Mondell #DVF27

Mimi and Dona #DVF27 by Sophie Sartain

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Michel Gondry discusses his philosophy on in-camera versus digital effects.