Stage 32 Presents: Industry Professionals Discuss The Current State of the Animation Industry During COVID-19

Hosted by Top Animation Filmmakers


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Top Animation Filmmakers

Webinar hosted by: Top Animation Filmmakers

Mike Mitchell is a director, producer, actor and former animator best known for his work on THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART, SHREK, TROLLS, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER and more.   Conrad Vernon is a director, writer, storyboard artist and voice over artist best known for his work on SHREK, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, MADAGASCAR 3, SAUSAGE PARTY, MONSTERS VS. ALIENS and more.   Harland Williams is a comedian and actor best known for his work on SAUSAGE PARTY, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Disney’s PUPPY DOG PALS, Netflix’s SKYLANDERS ACADEMY and more.   Your Moderator: Amanda Toney, Managing Director, Stage 32 Amanda is a producer best known for WHAT LIES AHEAD starring Rumer Willis and Emma Dumont and METAPHORMS, a Hungarian production which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival. She recently sold an unscripted TV show to a major US network. Full Bio »

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Now, we are excited to present a virtual panel featuring some of the top minds in the Stage 32 community to discuss the current state of animation, as the industry adapts to a new development and production landscape after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this panel discussion you will hear the point of view of top animation minds including Mike Mitchell (THE LEGO MOVIE: 2, TROLLS, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER), Conrad Vernon (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SAUSAGE PARTY, SHREK) and Harland Williams (Disney's PUPPY DOG PALS, Netflix's SKYLANDERS ACADEMY), all moderated by producer, and Stage 32 Managing Director, Amanda Toney. 
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What You'll Learn

Tune in for this panel discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all aspects of the animation industry and how everyone is all adapting. This panel will discuss how they are operating under the current shutdown, how existing and future productions are being handled, and most importantly, how we can strategically plan and learn for the future during this uncertain period.

Our Stage 32 Managing Director Amanda Toney will host this incredible panel. You will hear from top industry professionals that can offer thorough points of view from multiple facets of the animation business:

  • Mike Mitchell - is a director, producer, actor and former animator best known for his work on THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART, SHREK, TROLLS, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER and more.
  • Conrad Vernon is a director, writer, storyboard artist and voice over artist best known for his work on SHREK, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, MADAGASCAR 3, SAUSAGE PARTY, MONSTERS VS. ALIENS and more.
  • Harland Williamsis a comedian and actor best known for his work on SAUSAGE PARTY, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Disney’s PUPPY DOG PALS, Netflix’s SKYLANDERS ACADEMY and more.


About Your Instructor

Top Animation Filmmakers

Mike Mitchell is a director, producer, actor and former animator best known for his work on THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART, SHREK, TROLLS, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER and more.


Top Animation Filmmakers

Conrad Vernon is a director, writer, storyboard artist and voice over artist best known for his work on SHREK, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, MADAGASCAR 3, SAUSAGE PARTY, MONSTERS VS. ALIENS and more.


Top Animation Filmmakers

Harland Williams is a comedian and actor best known for his work on SAUSAGE PARTY, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Disney’s PUPPY DOG PALS, Netflix’s SKYLANDERS ACADEMY and more.


Top Animation Filmmakers

Your Moderator: Amanda Toney, Managing Director, Stage 32

Amanda is a producer best known for WHAT LIES AHEAD starring Rumer Willis and Emma Dumont and METAPHORMS, a Hungarian production which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival. She recently sold an unscripted TV show to a major US network.


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