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SONY PICTURES ANIMATION You're Invited! Summer with SPA - Speaker Series: Animation Pipeline on 7/26!

July 19, 2023

Please see attached the flyer and the full schedule of the Speaker Series!
CSUN Animation department and Sony Animation have an exciting opportunity for you!
Participate and learn about your future careers in animation! Learn from the best!
You're Invited! 
Sony Pictures Animation is proud to present "Summer with SPA - Speaker Series: Explaining the animation pipeline and how to have a great career in production"
in partnership with LatinX in Animation
Wednesday, 7/26 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PT!
Join us for an informative talk with representatives from SPA's production management team on their journeys into animation, what the animation pipeline is, how to run an efficient production, and what being great looks like as a member of the production management department!
We welcome line producer RJ Palisoc, associate production manager Jen Doe, and director, features in development Matt Sharack. Moderated by LatinX in Animation Founder/Co-Director and Pixar Associate Producer Magdiela Hermida Duhamel (she/her).


This event is open to guests of LatinX in Animation, our California State University partners and employees from Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Please register in advance here:
*Once registered you'll be emailed a link to join the webinar.
See you there!
Panelists Bios:

RJ Palisoc, Line Producer(he/him)

L.A. Native. Navy veteran. RJ Palisoc has worked in animation for over 15 years in studios such as Marvel Animation, Legendary Pictures, and now Sony Pictures Animation. He's worked in all aspects of animation production, including development, pre-production, production, and post. He has also produced multiple live-action short films and music videos and has been a VFX producer for TV series.


Jen Doe, Associate Producer Manager (she/her)

Jennifer Doe is an Associate Production Manager at Sony Pictures Animation, most recently having worked on SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE. 


Jen started her career at Sony Pictures Animation in 2007 working in the marketing department before making the move to production in 2017. Her other production credits include THE STAR and VIVO. She has a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.


Outside of work Jen loves to cook, bake, crochet, and spend time with her two wonderful boys.


Matt Sharack, Director, Features in Development (he/him)

Matt Sharack is the Director of Features in Development for Sony Pictures Animation. 


Sharack began his career 20 years ago as a mailroom clerk at DreamWorks Animation. He was “pulled out” of the mailroom by his future mentor and began his production career as Story/Edit PA on SHREK THE THIRD. On and off for the next 15 years (with a two-year break to pursue an art career), he would explore the front end departments on titles including; MONSTERS V. ALIENS, PUSS IN BOOTS, THE PENGUIN MOVIE, and TROLLS. From there, he moved over to Rovio for a year before landing at SPA to work on THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES. 


In his current role, Sharack oversees all of the feature films in development. 


Sharack graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Artists with a focus in Film & TV Animation.




Thank you!



Carlos Daniel Vasquez (He/Him)
Manager of Talent Acquisition

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ANIMATION CAREER DAY - Saturday May 13th, 2023 - Student RSVP!

April 21, 2023

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This event happens once per year, so make every effort to attend!
MAY 13TH, 2023
Session 1: 10AM - 12PM
Session 2: 1PM - 3PM
Please arrive AT 9.00 AM to REGISTER for revues with professionals from your chosen field.
Get a critique of your portfolio by an industry professional working in 2D, 3D, Game, VFX or Production Management.
Portfolios and resumes are required!

We need a commitment from you if you plan to attend to best plan for the event. Food will be provided for free, but we need a headcount as to who's coming. Anyone with special food requirement or allergies, please consider bringing your own food. Regrettably, we might not be able to accommodate everyone.
Please RSVP if you're attending!

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Disney TV Webinar

March 6, 2023


Disney TV Webinar info:

We are so excited to discuss all things animation and share the types of opportunities available at our studio.      

Below is the webinar info:      

When: Friday, March 10, 2023 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)     

Topic: Drawn To Success 2023: Session 3     

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: disneytva     

Thank you!    

Disney TVA Outreach & Recruiting Team    

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