Natural Talent Agency
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Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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2019 - Present    Warner Brothers Animation
Visual Developmemt

September 2018 - February 2019   Ella Bella Bingo / Alvin and the Chipmunks / Curious George - Universal
Story Artist  

June 2018 - Present  
Writer - Disney Publishing

2017 - June 2018         DisneyToons 
Story Artist - Jets

2016-2017                   Bagdasarian Productions.  Supervising Producer forAlvin!!!!”

2016                            Original Force Animation
Storyboard Artist - Oldzilla

2015                            Illumination Entertainment
Director of Marketing

2015                            Walt Disney Company
Head of Story/Director - Haunted Mansion

2015                            Disney TV Animation
Development - Quail

2015                            Animex Studios
Writer - The Land of Sokmunster

2014-2015                   Paramount Pictures
Head of Story - Undisclosed feature property.  Also, concurrently writing a screenplay for MARZA ANIMATION PLANET titled The Ghost King and developing a SONIC THE HEDEGEHOG feature.

2002-2013                   Sony Pictures Animation          Culver City, CA
Story Artist/Development/Director
           Wrote and directed Cloudy with a Chance of Clones short
           Surf’s Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, A Smurfs Christmas Carol, Rustboy, Popeye, Kazorn and several undisclosed projects for Sony Pictures Animation

Internationally published Author/Illustrator
·       Tales From Adventureland for Disney Publishing
·       No Place Like Holmes series for Thomas Nelson Publishers
·       The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff series for Grosset and Dunlap.  It was optioned by
Universal Studios for development as a feature film.
·       Amazing Adventures from Zoom’s Academy Ballantine Books.  The property was optioned by Revolution  
Studios and made into the movie ZOOM starring Tim Allen and Courtney Cox.
·       The Mysterious Mr. Spines series (Spring 2009) Grosset and Dunlap. Optioned by Sony Pictures Animation
for development as a feature property.
·       The Curse of the Murphys  optioned by Jim Henson Studios for development as a feature film.

PRESIDENT of Wizardtree Studios Inc. 
Producing, directing and writing new media for educational clients including Wireless Generation.  Also illustrating children’s media for Renegade Animation.

1997-2002                   Walt Disney Company               Burbank, CA
Animation Supervisor/Story Artist
           Directed and developed Pirates Of The Caribbean DTV animated feature
           Animation Supervisor for Walt Disney’s Frankenstein
           Story/Development Artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation on Don Quixote,
Snow Queen, and Fantasia 3.  Others included: The Tigger Movie and Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas.

1988-1997                    Various Studios and Projects                     
Directed Commercials at Olive Jar Animation for clients including McDonald’s, Sony, HBO and an animated segment for The Puzzle Place children’s television show. - Co-created and drew a comic book series for Marvel Comics titled The Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer - 2D Animator at Warner Brother’s Classics on several Bugs Bunny shorts and commercials.  2d Animator at Turner Feature Animation on The Pagemaster - Worldfest Houston Gold Award for animation of Bugs Bunny on Nike’s “Hare Jordan” commercial.

Nominated for the 2001 Lighthouse Award for Best Debut of a new comic book series.  Member WGA, The Author’s Guild, and the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Shortlisted for the 2010 Leserpries German “Reader’s Choice” Award. Finalist in the 2012 Retailer’s Choice Awards.