Animation fans and professionals can get unique insights behind the scenes of Netflix’s global hits and highly anticipated new projects from the perspective of Latinx creatives in a special virtual event next week. Celebrating the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month, Latino Creatives in Animation is sure to be an engaging, authentic conversation about creating community and fostering diversity in the industry, featuring seven talented animation professionals.
The panel, taking place Friday, September 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon PDT, includes:
Andrea Fernández | Art Director, Creator | Latinx artist and creator with experience in animation and publishing, currently working as the Art Director on Netflix’s upcoming animated series, The Cuphead Show!
Dan Hernandez | Writer, Producer, Author | Cuban-American author, producer and screenwriter currently writing on an unannounced feature film at Netflix.
Felipe Salazar | Animation Editor | Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Felipe has been working in Post Production since 2002. He’s currently editing the hit series Big Mouth on Netflix.
Jorge Gutierrez | Creator, Writer, Director | Creator (with muse Sandra Equihua) of El Tigre, The Adventures of Manny Rivera, director and co-writer of The Book of Life, currently writing & directing the Netflix limited series Maya and the Three.
Sherley Ibarra | Netflix Manager of Animation Outreach & Engagement | In her newly created role, Sherley oversees the talent incubation initiatives designed to engage, cultivate and create opportunities for up and coming writing talent for animation across all verticals (Original Animation Series, Preschool, Features and Adult Animation).
Shiondre Austin | Netflix Casting Manager | Shiondre started her career in Casting & Talent Relations at Nickelodeon in 2009, falling in love with animated storytelling. After 10 years with Nick, she moved over to Netflix as Casting Manager and is now overseeing Casting for Original Animation Series and Preschool.
Moderator: Ingrid Tous Tover | A proud Costa Rican and lover of animation, Ingrid started her career at DreamWorks before joining the Original Animated Series Team at Netflix, working as a Creative Assistant in Development and Current Series.
The moderated conversation will be followed by a 20 minute Q&A session; register to attend the virtual event and submit a question for the panelists here.