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SIGGRAPH 2013: Keynote brings together successful directors

June 19, 2013
SIGGRAPH 2013: Keynote brings together successful directors
ANAHEIM — SIGGRAPH 2013 will be taking place from July 21 to July 25 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Marc Davis Lecture Series: “Giants' First Steps” will be presented in a collaboration between ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It will feature eight distinguished directors, who will share their years of experience along complex paths to filmmaking success. 

The Marc Davis Lecture Series was established to provide a forum for film animators and other experts in the craft to explore the challenges of creating animation for feature films. This year’s directors include Pete Docter (Toy Story, Monsters, Inc.), Eric Goldberg (Raggedy Ann & Andy, Fantasia/2000), Kevin Lima (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), Mike Mitchell (Antz, Shrek 2), Chris Sanders (Aladdin, The Lion King), Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline), David Silverman (Monsters, Inc., Ice Age) and Kirk Wise (The Brave Little Toaster, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs). 

Randy Haberkamp, managing director of programing, education and preservation for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will moderate the keynote, which is set to take place on Monday, July 22, from 11:30am until 1pm.