The Executive Hour with Mike Disa

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Mike Disa has been in the animation industry for over twenty-five years. He came to California twenty-five years ago from Chicago to break into the animation industry. With no film training or knowledge of the workings of the entertainment business, he eventually found success at studios such as Dreamworks, Disney Feature, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and many others.Over a fascinating career, Mike has worked with some of the greatest and most infamous people in Hollywood including Steven Spielberg, Eric Goldberg, Ralph Bakshi, Glenn Close, Steve Oedekerk, David Tennant, Amy Poehler, Adam Sandler, Jeffery Katzenberg and Roy Disney. Full Bio »

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During this Executive Hour Jason Mirch talks with Mike Disa, the director of the Netflix animated series, "Paradise PD" about his career, working directly for Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, finding a mentor, and how to get a job in a writers' room.

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Mike Disa has been in the animation industry for over twenty-five years. He came to California twenty-five years ago from Chicago to break into the animation industry. With no film training or knowledge of the workings of the entertainment business, he eventually found success at studios such as Dreamworks, Disney Feature, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and many others.Over a fascinating career, Mike has worked with some of the greatest and most infamous people in Hollywood including Steven Spielberg, Eric Goldberg, Ralph Bakshi, Glenn Close, Steve Oedekerk, David Tennant, Amy Poehler, Adam Sandler, Jeffery Katzenberg and Roy Disney.

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Reviews Average Rating: 5 out of 5

  • Mike Disa provided some amazingly great animation production strategies and I 100% agree with him. I really enjoyed watching this video. Thanks Jason and Mike!

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