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Animayo Itinerante


During the month of November 2016 Animayo carried out the following actions in the city of Los Angeles.

- Animayo LA Conferences at The Los Angeles Film School: November 17th.
- Animayo Screenings at Disney Studios: November 4th.
- Animayo Screenings at Sony Pictures Animation: November 11.
- Animayo Screenings at Dreamworks Animation: November 17th.

The Los Angeles Film School. NOVEMBER 10. Animayo's own event.
It is one of the most important schools for the film industry. Its academic offer includes degrees from all areas within the entertainment industry, Los Angeles Film School is also part of the Los Angeles Recording School, home of the famous RCA building where Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones recorded their albums. Los Angeles Film School also offers online courses in digital production and the entertainment industry.

Students: 2,464 (in 2014).
The call of Animayo L.A in Los Angeles Film School resulted in the presence of prominent personalities. Altogether there were about 450 people.

Last Thursday, November 17, the Animayo LA Conferences! Lectures, master class, screenings open to the public at The Los Angeles Film School; With free admission until full capacity. A program of activities that began at 16.00 p.m. and ended at 10 p.m. with snacks in the lobby and party closure Animayo!

flecha Programa Animayo La Conferences

16:00 to 16:30
Painting in real time with Bill Recino (Animator in Beauty and the beast, Mulan, Litle Mermaid, Aladdin), in live show.

16:30 to 17:30
“Bringing life to your animations with voiceover.” Voice performance is a key component that helps bring an animated project to life, literally the very soul of its characters:
René Veilleux. Casting director and voice director for Verite Voiceover "Elder Scrolls Online", "Monster High", "The Snow Queen", "Cloud Bread" and “Monsuno". Larry Huber. Veteran Animation Producer who’s credits include "Fish Police", "Danger Rangers", and "ChalkZone" and Executive Producer of "What A Cartoon" and "Random Cartoons". Barbara Goodson. Created the voice of "Mother Talzin" in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "Kyla Mex & Clauda" in Star Trek Online, "Lady Vashj and Alexstrasza" in World of Warcraft, "Empress Rita Repulsa" en la Mighty Morphin Power Ranger’s TV series. Rick Zie. Voice actor on numerous series including "The Tom and Jerry Show", "Get Blake" and "Olivia". Also successful voice and casting director on numerous projects including "Steamboy".
Audu Paden. Animation Producer and Director who’s credits include "Monster High", "Animaniacs", "Stuart Little 3", "Rugrats", and "The Simpsons". Jeremy Adams.
Screenwriter "Green Lantern the Animated Series", "Thun- derbirds are Go!" and "Justice League Action".

17:45 to 18:45
"Modeling in an Animation Pipeline" Abraham Meneu, Character Modeler in Dreamworks Animation. (How to train your Dragon 2, Trolls, Croods, planet 51).

19:00 to 20:00
"Building Speed in Zbrush" Damián Szeibert, Digital Sculptor Disney Consumer Products - The Disney Store.

20:00 to 21:00
Films screening "Winners of ANIMAYO 2016". Introduction by Bob Kurtz (Pink Panther, Jurassic Park, Minority Report ), Cinzia Angelini (Minions, Spider-Man 2, Spirit, The Prince of Egypt, Bolt), Luis San Juan Pallares (Frozen, Wreck-it Ralph, Zootopia, Big Hero 6).

21:00 to 22:00
Snacks in the lobby.

22:00 to 00:30
After party at Sassafras.


“Bringing life to your animation with voiceover.” - Voice performance is a key component that helps brings an animated project to life, literally the very soul of its characters. But the art of voiceover can be easily overlooked in the animation production pipeline. How can you seamlessly integrate voiceover when preparing the whole, taking into consideration the artistic vision and the scale of your project?  What can be done during the casting process to make sure you choose the right actor/voice to match the character?  What should you look out for during the recording to ensure you get the best performances out of your voice actors?  This panel will take you behind the curtain of all things voiceover and give you an inside look at the process behind the mic.


René Veilleux is the CEO and Founder of  Verité Entertainment where he is spearheading production and development on a variety of projects in film, television, animation and new media. He has worked in all aspects of production for numerous companies including: DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Frederator Studios, FremantleMedia, MTV, Mattel Creations, Nickelodeon, Amazon Studios and PBS.
Rene is also a Voiceover Producer at Verité Voiceover and has worked as a Voice and Casting Director on numerous animation projects including: DC Nation, Justice League Adventures, Cloud Bread, Hot Wheels - Origin Of Awesome, The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker Sweet, Monsuno, Polly Pocket, Monster High and Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders among others, as well as numerous video game titles such as: Payday 2, Falling Skies The Game, How To Train Your Dragon 2 The Video Game and The Elder Scrolls Online.


Audu Paden has been turning big pencils into little ones professionally for over thirty years.  He has produced and directed over 300 hours of television programming.  Including 20 CGI features.
His credits include:  Monster High, Animaniacs, Ever After High, Stuart Little 3, Spider-Man the animated series for Mtv, Max Steel, Extreme Ghostbusters, Project Geeker, Pinky and The Brain, Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures,Taz-Mania , Rugrats, The Simpsons, and Tak The Power of Juju  for Nickelodeon, and "Hot Wheels, Battle Force Five" for Cartoon Network. 
He has received the Peabody Award, the Media Access Award, A Gemini and two Daytime Emmys..   Raised in West Africa and the United States, he encourages the rumor that he was raised by apes. He went on to study theater at Northwestern University and film at UCLA.


Barbara Goodson’s career covers many years and many genres. Among her hundreds of characters, the throat ripping voice of “Empress Rita Repulsa” on the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger’s TV series, past films and live shows is still her claim to fame. Barbara also created the voice of “Mother Talzin” in Star Wars: The Clone Wars in which she received a Best Actor Award. She recently voiced “Agnes” on Mr. Pickles, “Evil-Lyn” for the Masters of the Universe app and sung “Granny’s Yard” for Bitty Baby/American Doll. Other notables are “Kyla Mex & Clauda” in Star Trek Online, “Laharl” in Disgaea, “Naota” in FLCL, “Red Fraggle” in the animated Fraggle Rock, “Granny Chiyo” in Naruto, “Song’s Mother” in The Last Airbender, “The Shaman” in Legend of Korra, “Lady Vashj and Alexstrasza” in World of Warcraft, “Sera” & “Marie Crystal” in Robotech, “Darling” in Lady and the Tramp II, and “Cruella Deville”& “Cinderella’s Step Mother” in Disney-On-Ice.
Barbara also received an Earphones Award for narrating “Blair Clemens” for the book On A Night Like This and was so proud to be a part of the wonderful cast of the children’s series CloudBread, playing “Wooli” the sheep and “Ruiz” the fox, “the grannies” and numerous “kids voices” which was nominated for an Annie Award and an International Emmy Award for children’s programming. Recently, Barbara played “Mrs. Erickson” in a gray wig for Episode 2 of Harley Quinn & The Joker VS. The Real World. She has also voice matched Jacki Weaver in The Five-Year Engagement and can be seen in the horror movie The Chosen  as “Nana”, the “Wise Shaman” in the indie sci-fi film Home Sweet Home, in Good Satan as “Mother Teresa”, “Cybill” in Home Away From Home, “Aunt Eloise” (Doug Jone’s sister) in Cruel Will, and “Olga, the crazy landlady” in the web series LaLaLand.
Barbara is truly grateful to be able to continue to do what she fully loves to do!


Producer Director Casting Director Actor o (323) 651-1666 c (323) 363-2044 yellowbirdcasting@yahoo.com
Rick Zieff has been immersed in the entertainment industry for over twenty-five years. He has produced, directed, cast, written, and acted. Rick’s experience spans all media– film, television, radio, and the internet.
Rick has received critical acclaim for his voice direction of Otomo’s masterpiece “Steamboy”. The months he spent on that project brought him to London to direct Sir Patrick Stewart, to New York to direct Alfred Molina and Anna Paquin, and to Los Angeles to lead a veteran cast of voice actors in a movie (and companion videogame) that has been already been called a classic.
On the small screen, Rick currently voice-directs and stars in the new animated series "Get Blake", which launched on Nickelodeon in April 2016, and voices roles on “Clarence”, “Space Racers”, “Yo-Kai Watch”, and is thrilled to start season 3 as Spike the dog on "The Tom and Jerry Show" from Warner Brothers. Other projects include casting and directing a “motion comic” for Cie Studios and developing two animated pilots. Cartoon Network was the home of the “Gundam” series Rick directed (and starred in) for two seasons. Rick also wrote and produced TV promos for full seasons of WB shows, such as “One Tree Hill”, “Third Watch”, and “Gilmore Girls”.
Rick has become the go-to man for Alternate Reality Game (ARG) casting and voice-directing. Among his numerous credits are the online games for “The Dark Knight”, “The International”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Tron: Legacy”, and “Dig”. Rick also helped voice-cast the pioneering web series “The Soul Patrol”. In a world of branding and viral marketing, Rick Zieff’s clients, such as Sony, Disney, Dreamworks, G4, Activision, Sunrise, Bandai, Pioneer, Nitto, Jell-o, Hasbro, Microsoft, and Leap Frog, keep him busy with a variety of marketing and promotional projects.
Of particular note is his casting of “The ChubbChubbs!”, winner of an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film.

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JEREMY ADAMS Jeremy Adams is an emerging action/adventure screenwriter working on such shows as "Green Lantern the Animated Series," "Monsuno,"  "Thunderbirds are Go!," and "Justice League Action," along with an assortment of upcoming projects for Lego.
He has also spent time working in toy licensing, advertising, and serving as a Entertainment Specialist for McBeard Media, one of the preeminent social media marketing agencies in entertainment.
He also produced DVD's for Capital Entertainment such as "Count Duckula," "World War I in Color," and "Double Dare," starring Zoe Bell.
Adams graduated from the University of Arizona in 1999, with a Bachelors Degree in Media Arts. He has a first-degree black belt in Hapkido and blends his passion for martial arts with a love of storytelling, comic books, and adventure.
Jeremy lives in Santa Monica with his wife Amy and their daughters Charlotte and Mackenzie, who can most often be found making memories at Disneyland.


Has been a professional in the Animation industry for over 35 years. A graduate of Chouinard Art School, Larry holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts with a major in Cinemagraphics.
Beginning as a humble inbetweener on the Perils of Penelope Pitstop (1969) from Hanna-Barbera, Huber steadily moved up the production ladder to animator, director, layout supervisor, writer, producer and, finally, executive producer and creator. His work can be seen by audiences around the world in product commercials, industrial and educational films, television series and feature motion pictures.
After producing the Fish Police prime time mini-series for Hanna-Barbera, Huber teamed up with company president, Fred Seibert, as executive producer of the What A Cartoon! anthology series (1994). Broadcast on the Cartoon Network, this series of shorts spawned five series for the fledgling network, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Following Fred Seibert to Nickelodeon, Huber helmed the Oh Yeah! Cartoons! anthology series which resulted in three series, The Fairly Oddparents, My Neighbor is a Teenage Robot and ChalkZone, created by Larry Huber and Bill Burnett.
After the completion of his ChalkZone commitment, Huber created Animotion Works, Inc. to produce Danger Rangers, a children's safety series for Educational Adventures. Huber also was executive producer on the Random Cartoon series of shorts for Nickelodeon which spun off two additional series, Adventure Time and Fanboy and Chum Chum. Animotion Works, in partnership with GIMC of Korea, created the short Dr. Dee and Bitboy as their contribution to the series. More recently, Larry Huber served as creative producer and consultant on the Korean television animation series, Cloud Bread and Pom Pom and Friends.Working as an individual or in association with Animotion Works, Larry Huber continues to be a creative influence on animation into the second millennium working with established studios and veteran talent as well embracing new companies and emerging artists.


Bill Recinos, is a multi discipline artist - Art Director - Creative Director - Producer - Animation Artist and Art Instructor.
Bill worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation, for eleven years. on animated feature films. Bill's film credits include: The Little Mermaid - Mickey in The Prince & The Pauper - Beauty & The Beats - Aladdin - Fantasia 2000 - Pocahontas - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Hercules - Mulan - Tarzan - The Lost City of Atlantis. Bill also animated VFX on the live action film Ghost Busters for Columbia Pictures in 1980.Additionally Bill has founded and operated two privately held companies, Shadowmotion Productions 2000 to 2012 where he performed in the role of animation and creative director. Currently Bill holds the titles of President and CEO at Virtual Animators since 2012.


Is a Spanish Character modeler and Character animator who has been working on animation for several years. In 2005, he worked for Blur Studios, one of the most important advertising companies, working on the commercials for Dannon “Danimals”. In 2006, he started working at Ilion Animation Studios as Senior Character Modeler and Animator, where he had the opportunity to work in one of the most important European animated feature films “Planet 51”. In 2010, he traveled to USA where he started working at DreamWorks Animation, working for films suchs as The Croods, How to train your dragon 2, BOO: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations, Puss in Boots 2, Trolls, Boss Baby and How to train your Dragon 3.


Damian Szeiber has been working in the entertainment industry for over 17 years. His clients have included (but not limited to) NBC, Sony Pictures, Fox and Warner Brothers. Recently, he has resigned from his long held position as Course Director at the Los Angeles Film School to dedicate more fully in the role of 3D Digital Designer at Disney Consumer Products Interactive, working as 3D Digital Designer for the company. He is an 3D expert who has been working also as a teacher at Pixologic, giving spezializing courses on ZBrush.


Director, storyboard artist and animator
Cinzia Angelini began the American chapter of her career at DreamWorks, followed a path that would lead to collaborations with all of the major studios in Hollywood, being part of the team for feature films like “Prince of Egypt”, “Eldorado”, “Spirit”, “Sinbad”, “Spider-man 2”, “Open Season”, “Meet the Robinsons” and “Bolt”, the “How to train your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” DVD specials among others.


Character Technical Director. Walt Disney Animation Studios
Luis San Juan Pallares, who currently works as a Character Technical Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios, began his professional career in London where he was Supervisor of Character TD at Nexus Productions, one of Europe's most awarded producers. The short This Way Up, directed by Smith and Foulkes, was nominated to the Oscars in 2009, whereas Honda grr was the most awarded advertisement of the last decade. Later he was Supervisor of Character TDs at The Mill, the most important post-production company in the world and the first European company to receive an Oscar for the visual effects of Gladiator. The ads he worked on during his time in London received the most relevant advertising awards: Lion of Cannes, BTAA Craft Award, Clio Award, D & AD, Yellow Pencil, Epica and EuroBest among others. He currently works at Walt Disney Animation Studios in the upcoming film Vaiana. He worked in Big Hero 6, where he made the control system of the main villain Yokai. He also participated in the hits Zootopia, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and the short Get a Horse! The films in which he collaborated - Frozen and Big Hero 6 - won the Oscar for best animated film, while Wreck-It Ralph and Get a Horse! were nominated to the Oscars. Frozen is the highest grossing film in the history of animation and has also been awarded with Bafta, Annie Awards and Golden Globe


Bob Kurtz, is an animation director, writer, designer and founder of Kurtz & Friends who has won an Emmy Award and a Peabody. He has created, animated and produced credit titles for major studios, including Walt Disney Company, Universal, MGM, Sony Entertainment, Columbia Tri-Star group, Warner Bros and CBS.

Some of his most famous works were as a scriptwriter and storyboard artist in the mythical "The Pink Panther", he made the initial credits for "Honeymoon for Three", "A House Legs Up", "Four Rooms", "Sweetheart , I have enlarged the boy "," George of the Jungle "," Cowboys of City I and II ". In addition, Kurtz & Friends created animated sequences for "Jurassic Park", "Minority Report", "Carlin on Campus" and "Roman City", a primetime series with which he won an Emmy. He was awarded the Peabody Award for "Edith Ann's Just Say Noel". He has worked on hundreds of television commercials with which he has won more than 250 international awards.

Bob Kurtz has been a recipient of an AFI Scholarship as well as a Humanity Support Scholarship. He has been President of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences as well as President of the Academy of Television. His films are part of the permanent collection of MoMA, New York, and the Los Angeles Art Museum as well as the ASIFA Archive in Germany. Bob has also been awarded the Annie Award, given by ASIFA and rewards his career. He has also received the Adweek Award for Best Animator of the Year and honored Artist of the Year in Japan.