Heather Kenyon Director of Development, Original Animation, Cartoon Network
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Heather Kenyon is senior director of development, original animation at Cartoon Network, focusing on comedy series for children 6-11 years old. Prior to joining Cartoon Network, she was editor in chief of Animation World Network (www.awn.com), the leading Internet publisher of animation news, information and resources, and was responsible for managing the site’s entire editorial and writing efforts. After graduating magna cum laude with a BFA from the Filmic Writing Program at the University of Southern California’s prestigious School of Cinema-Television, Heather began her career in animation at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. As Manager of the Production Information department, she was responsible for providing information and materials from current productions to all TBS departments worldwide, as well as artistic staffing and festival involvement. In addition to working as a script consultant, she has contributed to numerous publications, including a chapter in the book, Animation in Asia, printed by John Libbey & Company, Ltd. Heather has also been quoted on the status of the industry in many publications, including The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Independent in the U.K. and Newsweek magazine. Heather is on the International Board of Women In Animation, the Graphics Art Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and on the Board of Trustees of Trees for Life, as well as a member of ASIFA International.

 

 

Meet with Heather at Fast Track Session 2 (Thursday, September 22, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)