SNAP! Speaking on Animation at Los Angeles Comic-Con, 2016

Jack Enyart, Larry Houston, MJ Lallo, Xavier Manuel, and Stella Lightheart speak on the Scriptwriters Network panel, "TV Toons: From Script to Screen" at Los Angeles Comic Con 2016


A few weeks ago, I spoke about animation at Los Angeles Comic Con on the “TV Toons: From Script to Screen” panel. 

Jack Enyart hosted, quizzing Larry HoustonMJ Lallo, Xavier Manuel and myself about the animation pipeline for television and film. Much gossip, giggles and (hopefully) good sense was dispelled.

The panel was sponsored by the Scriptwriter’s Network – but we mainly covered the ins and outs of production, rather than story. With a background as an assistant manager at places like Warner Brothers and Weta Digital, I’m passionate to foster creativity in business and support those who are behind some of my favourite entertainment escapes. Whilst the creations can be dorky, the work that goes into them is not. Some of the most fun, talented souls I have ever met work in animation and I’m so happy to be a part of that world!

In the photo, Jack’s saying something Marvel-ous. (As per usual!) He’s a man of character, supremely talented, and I hope he doesn’t mind if I now fondly consider him an adopted Uncle.

(We met through my little Volkswagen, Benny the Beetle. When I moved to LA, I needed wheels – then through a stroke of luck, the seller connected me to Jack. Upon learning that he had written for some of my favourite cartoons and comics (amongst them The Jetsons, Johnny Bravo, Pink Panther) it was imperative that I lure him on a brunch mission to talk further. Thankfully, I succeeded. Praise be for breakfast food.)

I’m grateful to have been part of the Los Angeles Comic Con line up, and I’m looking forward to next year’s event!

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