Saturday, May 15, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT ONLINE
(Subject to Change)
Join Pamela Thompson, Recruiter/Career Coach as she hosts the first episode of the Career Corner. Featuring key creatives from Illumination Entertainment for an illuminating discussion surrounding the value and impact of internships.
PAMELA THOMPSON recruits producers and artists in visual effects, games, design, and animation ranging from pre-visualization specialists to visual effects supervisors to compositors. Her clients are first rate companies in the visual effects and computer graphics arenas.
DAWN YAMAZI VP Talent Recruitment Illumination
MATT NEALON Mentor, Storyboard Artist
ANCHI SHEN Trainee Storyboard Artist
ADDITIONAL GUESTS TBA
CTN's Career Corner is a monthly webcast hosted by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, a career coach and recruiter in animation, visual effects, and games. Her clients around the world include Disney, Fox, Paramount, LAIKA, SPA Studios (Spain), Framestore (UK), and Lucas Animation (Singapore). The Career Corner is a virtual get together with industry insiders, movers and ani-makers. Whatever you want to do, they've done it and will tell you how. The Career Corner will provide practical solutions to a wide range of work related topics that face industry newcomers as well as veterans. The Career Corner--the place to go to learn from people in the know.
Illumination, founded by Academy Award® nominee Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films. The company’s releases include two of the top-ten animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved franchises—infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance—have grossed more than $6.25 billion worldwide.
Illumination, which has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures, is the creator of the hugely successful world of Despicable Me, which includes Minions, the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time and the most profitable film in Universal’s history, as well as the Academy Award®- nominated Despicable Me 2 and Despicable Me 3, which made more than $1 billion at the global box office.
Illumination recently launched two original properties that captivated audiences worldwide: The Secret Life of Pets, which achieved the best opening for an original movie, animated or otherwise, in U.S. history, and the global smash, Sing. And in 2018, Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch had the biggest opening weekend of any Christmas-themed movie in history. The studio released The Secret Life of Pets 2 in June 2019. Illumination’s upcoming films include Sing 2 in December 2021 and Minions: The Rise of Gru in July 2022.
Illumination is based in Santa Monica, CA and its studio, Illumination MacGuff, is located in the center of Paris, France.
RULES: Please note that it is prohibited to record, photograph, screenshot or distribute talks and demo's of this Online Session on any other platform. Please be respectful to the artist and the other participants in this stream.
NOTE: Please register at least 30 min early, as it takes the system 15-20 minutes to send the registration Zoom link. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee you will be accepted into the session on time.