Keynote & One-on-One
Keynote
The Animation Pimpcast with Tom Warburton

Animation writer and programmer Chris Robinson sits down with a variety of animation types to fondle their minds through informal chats about animation, life, and whatever else they feel like talking about.

Tom Warburton is the creator of Cartoon Network’s sooper giant hit original series Codename: Kids Next Door. Mr. Warburton has previously served as a director for Cartoon Network’s Sheep in The Big City, lead character designer for Disney’s Pepper Ann, and spent five years at commercial studio J.J. Sedelmaier Productions where he served as production designer on MTV’s Beavis and Butthead, director on new episodes of Schoolhouse Rock and Saturday Night Live’s TV Funhouse. His first picture book 1000 Times No was released in 2009. Lately Mr. Warburton has been at Disney where he’s served as creative director on Fish Hooks and co-exec producer of The 7D!


Open to all OIAF passholders

Speakers:
Tom Warburton, Supreme Commander, warburtonlabs

Moderated By:
Chris Robinson, Artistic Director, Ottawa International Animation Festival

 
One-on-One with Social Deviant's Marc Landsberg

Dave Skwarczek of Eat Your Lunch sits down with social media expert Marc Landsberg of SOCIALDEVIANT to discuss working within the space and its future. The conversation will focus on building the world's kindest company, working with millenial talent and the next generation of creativity and content in social spaces. Extra credit - how the maker phenomenon is influencing social media: from selfies to dronies and beyond, they'll discuss the current generation of makers and how the explosion of content is driving consumer engagement.

Speakers:
Marc Landsberg, CEO, Social Deviant

Moderated By:
Dave Skwarczek, President / Creative Director, Eat Your Lunch

 
In Conversation with Walt Disney Television's Eric Coleman & Mike Moon

Disney Television Animation’s re-emergence as an animation heavyweight has seen the network-affiliated studio produce a run of hits on their Disney networks. Mercury Filmworks President Clint Eland sits down with Eric Coleman, SVP of original series, and Mike Moon, Vice President of creative, to discuss DTVA’s process from early development through series production.

Speakers:
Eric Coleman, SVP Original Series, Walt Disney Television Animation
Mike Moon , SVP, Creative Affairs, Sony Pictures Animation

Moderated By:
Clint Eland, CEO/Executive Producer, Mercury Filmworks

 
One-on-One with Amazon Studio's Melissa Wolfe

At Amazon Studios, Melissa Wolfe manages a robust slate of animated projects from development through series. She got her start in animation as an exec at Frederator Studios where she helped to develop 39 animated shorts for 'Nickelodeon's Random! Cartoons' and produced over 100 episodes of the Channel Frederator podcast. She has also held development positions at Cookie Jar Entertainment and Spin Master, where she developed 'PAW Patrol'. Her passion lies in working with and nurturing talent, as well as seeing creator-driven properties come to life.

Speakers:
Melissa Wolfe, Development Executive, Kid’s Programming, Amazon Studios

Moderated By:
Matthew Wexler, CEO & Executive Producer, Wexworks Media