2017 Experts

Belli Ramírez : (Mr. Cohl) Production Management Consultant

Belli Ramírez


(Mr. Cohl) Production Management Consultant


She is highly regarded as a specialist in Animated Film Production. Belli has over twenty-two years of experience in Animation Production Management. She has worked 3 years (2006-2008) in the key role of Unit Production Manager for the film ‘Planet 51’ at Ilion Animation Studios in Madrid, Spain. She has been also the Production Manager in Zinkia Entertainment, working in the first season of ‘Pocoyo’ (2004-2005), the most successful Children’s TV Series for Spain. In 2009 she has had the great opportunity to gather important experience working “over-seas” for Oscar-winning companies like Animal Logic in Sydney, Australia. She worked on the CGI Film ‘The Legend of the Guardians’. From 2011 to date, she works as a production management consultant helping and developing animation projects for different companies. Furthermore, she possesses a great foundation in traditional and CGI production methods having worked with: Vodka Talent, Bren Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Neptuno Films, D'ocon Films and, in Hong Kong, for Full Action Limited. She is currently co-founder and consultant at Mr. Cohl, developing different animation projects.

Charlotte De La Gournerie : (Sun Creature Studio) The Reward Producer

Charlotte De La Gournerie


(Sun Creature Studio) The Reward Producer


Graduada del área de producción de la escuela Gobelins, ha trabajado como responsable de producción en Francia. Durante «Animación Sin Fronteras», un taller apoyado por MEDIA, empezó a trabar en el proyecto transmedia “The Reward – Tales of Alethrion”. Desde 2014 ha trabajado como productora y en 2015 se ha convertido en socia de Sun Creature Studio.

Eleanor Coleman : (Indie Sales) Head of Feature Film Animation & Transmedia Acquisitions & Co Productions

Eleanor Coleman


(Indie Sales) Head of Feature Film Animation & Transmedia Acquisitions & Co Productions


Eleanor Coleman is a Paris based American producer who was responsable for conceiving and implementing the first truly profitable 360° strategy for children’s programming and digital content in France, during her tenure as head of in house production across all platforms at TF1. Since leaving TF1, Eleanor works independently in animated feature film acquisitions, development and production with Indie Sales, where she is also developing and acquiring ground breaking transmedia projects. She works for Blue Spirit in France and Canada and producing Iranian director Reza Riahi’s short film NAVOZANDE. She is also a founding member and co-vice president of the association Les Femmes S’animent, part of the global Women in Animation network. Eleanor devotes as much time as possible to meditation and human rights in West Africa.

Enrique Vázquez : (Átomo Network) Network Manager

Enrique Vázquez


(Átomo Network) Network Manager


Producer specialized in Entertainment Companies Business Management. He has developed his professional experience producing content for television, film and the Internet, as well as creating distribution strategies for online content. He has been nominated for a Mexican Ariel Academy Award and participated in dozens of film festivals worldwide as director, producer, lecturer and jury. He was selected to participate at Berlinale Talent Campus in 2010 and from 2013 he is one of the Directors of Vancouver Latin American Film Festival in Canada.

Eric Goossens : (Walking the Dog) Best European Animation Producer 2014

Eric Goossens


(Walking the Dog) Best European Animation Producer 2014


Producer and founder of Walking The Dog, production company based in the centre of Brussels and specialized in animation feature films. He founded Walking the Dog in 1999 together with Anton Roebben. After their successful career in the companies Little Big One and Trix they decided to set up their own company to concentrate more on the international artistically animated projects. Its portfolio covers a wide range of European co-productions, internationally awarded, such as as Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, Ari Folman's The Congress, Pinocchio, A Monster in Paris, The Secret of Kells or The Triplettes de Belleville. In 2014 he got the CARTOON Tribute Award as Best Animation Producer of Europe.

Guadalupe Arensburg : (Movistar+ Spain) head of short films acquisitions department

Guadalupe Arensburg


(Movistar+ Spain) head of short films acquisitions department


Movistar+ Spain Head of the Acquisitions and Programming of Short Films as well as of the selection and development of projects to be produced. She has been member of the jury for international film festivals such as Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (Argentina), Río de Janeiro Film Festival (Brazil) and Tampere Film Festival (Finland). She has also given lectures and participated in round tables in festivals as Cannes (France), Clermont Ferrand (France), Ludwigsburg (Germany), Toronto (Canada), Tokyo International Anime Festival (Japan), and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Spain), among others. Focused on African Cinema, she has organized screenings for Granada and Barcelona Film Festivals, the Contemporary Art Centre La Casa Encendida, Mujeres por África Foundation (Madrid) and Casa África (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). She wrote the book Cinematografías de África. Un encuentro con sus protagonistas in 2010, published by Casa África.

Guillermo García Carsí : (

Guillermo García Carsí


("Pocoyo" Creator)


Creator and Director of the award winning pre-school animation TV show Pocoyó. His international success has been recognized with a long list of awards: Annecy best TV series and BAFTA Best Pre-school Series, among others. In 2009 he founded El Señor Studio, along with his sister Beatriz. Doomed is the El Señor Studio´s first own project and it has been awarded in 7 festivals including Best Comedy Fernand Raynaud (Clermont Ferrand, 2012). Nefertiti’s Hand is his latest short film, which has been nominated for the 2013 Goya Awards and won the Silver Award at Taipei International Digital Contest Awards, in fact, it continues collecting successes. He is currently working on the development of projects for Disney EMEA and has recently finished the production of a pilot for other production company; meanwhile he works on internal projects and gives lectures.

Hernán La Greca : (Cartoon Network Latin America) Senior Creative Director

Hernán La Greca


(Cartoon Network Latin America) Senior Creative Director


Based in Atlanta, La Greca is responsible for the production of Cartoon Network original content for the Latin America region, including capsules, shows and other content. He joined Turner Broadcasting System in 2000 as an editor and producer, and in 2003 he became Director of Creative Services. He was part of the rebranding of Cartoon Network in 2010, reflecting the DNA of the channel: funny, playful, bold and irreverent. Since its incorporation, the broadcaster has won several international awards in Cannes, The New York Festival International Television & Films Awards, The One Show, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Promax International and Promax Latinoamérica, among others.

Manuel Cristóbal : (Dragoia Media) best european animation producer 2012

Manuel Cristóbal


(Dragoia Media) best european animation producer 2012


Audiovisual Producer. Since 2001 has produced eight feature films for the international market, five of them in animation, and has won four Goya awards in the best animation feature category. In 1999 joins Dygra Films as executive producer in the films The living forest (first CGI animation film in Europe) and Midsummer Dream. In 2005 he joins Zinkia Entertainment as head of development and distribution with the series Pocoyó. In 2007 he creates Perro Verde Films and produced five films among them The Missing Lynx presented by Antonio Banderas and the awarded Wrinkles based in the comic book by Paco Roca and directed by Ignacio Ferreras. In 2010 he launched the App Contoplanet, in 2013 he launches the 3D documentary film Bullrunning in Pamplona and joins Noise Box Entertainment as Executive Producer in the animation series Planet-Play. Since April 2014 he is executive producer in Dragoia Media. He is Secretary of the board in CARTOON, member of the board in the Spanish Film Academy, FAPAE and DIBOOS, he is also member of the European Film Academy, The Spanish TV Academy, visiting professor at the Jilin Animation Center in China and digital production teacher at the U-TAD University in Madrid. He has evaluated development, training, distribution and pilot programmes for the MEDIA Programme, speaker in 20 countries. In 1996 got a European scholarships by the MPAA at UIP, in 1997 it was first Spaniard selected by the Nipkow Programme in Berlin, in 2000 selected by the EFA new talent programme in Iceland, in 2007 selected as one of 60 personalities of the Cannes Film Festival by Variety and in 2008 selected producer in the move by EFP. In 2012 got the CARTOON Tribute as best animation producer of Europe.

Nicolas Schmerkin : (Autour de Minuit) Producer of the Oscar-winning short Logorama

Nicolas Schmerkin


(Autour de Minuit) Producer of the Oscar-winning short Logorama


Producer of the 2010 Oscar Best Animation Short Film and the 2011 Cesar Best Short Film winner Logorama. He has received more than 200 awards in festivals and has worked as curator in many of them such as Nemo Art Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival and Resfest Paris. After four years working at Philippe Bober´s Company, he started his own production and distribution company: “Autour de Minuit Productions”. Focused on experimental animation, hybrid and mix media works, the Autour de Minuit´s distribution catalogue includes more than 150 short films, 35 projects and several music videos with high profile bands. His latest short film is Sonata (Nadia Micault, 2013). The company is currently developing several animation TV series and feature film projects such as C.U.B.A. (Nieto), Animal H (Edouard Salier) and Bamboula (Claude Duty).

Niko : Founder and director. NIKOTXÁN

Niko


Founder and director. NIKOTXÁN


Creator of ‘Cálico Electrónico’, the first Spanish webseries, icon of a generation and the most relevant Spanish-speaking online animated series on Internet with more than 100 chapters and with a total of more than 300 million visits from 2004 up to now. Recently he released the Cálico Electrónico’s 5×06 chapter facing the end of the series after 11 years. In 2005 he founded Nikodemo Animation, production company where he animated, among many other works, ‘Animal Crisis’, which is considered the first animated feature film entirely made in Flash. He currently heads Nikotxán, company he founded in 2011. Lately He has worked as Creative Director of the web section of Ánima Estudios, the most important animation production company in South America, for which he has produced, among others, the series ‘Mad Dinner’ and with which he has co-produced ‘Súper Épico’ webseries that will be released soon in Átomo Network. Thesedays he is in production with ‘Las Crónicas Trol’, webseries also co-produced with Ánima Studios.

Paco Rodríguez : (Media Training y Consulting) Consultant

Paco Rodríguez


(Media Training y Consulting) Consultant


He founds in 1990 PPM Multimedia, where he worked for ten years on international distribution, on co-production´s financing, and executive production of some animated series. He has been executive producer of seven feature films with FILMAX ANIMATION and he currently runs MEDIA TRAINING & CONSULTING, a company dedicated to the training and consultancy of the audiovisual and film industry and also digital content. Besides, he collaborates as consultant for ICEX and he´s expert for the European Union´s Media Creative program.

Shamik Majumdar : (The Walt Disney Company) creative director, animation and live action content

Shamik Majumdar


(The Walt Disney Company) creative director, animation and live action content


Shamik Majumdar is the Creative Director, Animation & Live Action Content, Disney Channels EMEA based in London. He has worked for more than a decade in broadcast television across original series content and brand. Prior to the Walt Disney Company, Shamik worked with Turner Broadcasting System (Hong Kong) and Channel [v] Music Networks (Mumbai). He has received broadcast design awards across art direction, writing, direction, editing, animation including a Best of Show Jury Award at the PROMAX BDA New York. He also received The First International Audi Design Award for an interdisciplinary project for the design of a mobile shelter for street kids. His independent shorts have been selected for festivals in Stuttgart, Ottawa, Zagreb and Mumbai. Shamik is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, India.

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