2012 Speakers

Speakers

  • Gérard BANEL
    Gérard BANEL

    Founder,
    Syflex LLC

  • Cédric BISCAY
    Cédric BISCAY

    Founder, CEO, France
    Shibuya International

  • Eamonn BUTLER
    Eamonn BUTLER

    Head of Animation
    Double Negative

  • Olivier CAUWET
    Olivier CAUWET

    VFX Supervisor
    Buf Compagnie

  • Olivier COTTET-PUINEL
    Olivier COTTET-PUINEL

    Assistant Managing Director, Business Affairs, Legal Director
    Pathé Production

  • Raúl DE LA FUENTE
    Raúl DE LA FUENTE

    Director, Spain
    Kanaki Films

    Biography

    Raul de la Fuente is a director, screenwriter and founder of Kanaki Films. He most notably directed Nömadak TX in 2007. His last work, Black Virgin was nominated for a Goya award and won a Silver Biznaga at Malaga FF.

  • Francisco DEL CUETO
    Francisco DEL CUETO

    Chief Technology Officer, CEO, Canada
    Toon Boom Animation Inc.

    Biography

    Francisco Del Cueto is responsible for vision, planning and development of all software used by the Toon Boom company.

    An expert in animation production, he advises various studios how to optimize the production chain.

  • Jean-Christophe DESSAINT
    Jean-Christophe DESSAINT

    Director, France
    Finalement

    Biography

    Jean-Christophe Dessaint started as an animation director on the television series and feature film Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure. Since 2007 he has worked as first assistant director on The Rabbi's Cat and Day of the Crows where he was head of storyboards and animation.

  • Greg FISHER
    Greg FISHER

    Head of animation
    The Moving Picture Company

  • Guillaume GALLIOT
    Guillaume GALLIOT

    Producer
    Label Anim

  • Bruno GAUMÉTOU
    Bruno GAUMÉTOU

    CEO
    Néomis Animation

  • Cédric GUIARD
    Cédric GUIARD

    General Manager/Founder
    Agence de Doublures Numériques

  • Guillaume HELLOUIN
    Guillaume HELLOUIN

    Chaiman, Producer, Founder, France
    TeamTo

    Biography

    In 2005, Guillaume Hellouin, along with four other partners, founded TeamTO: "a team of producers, innovators in 3D, sharing the same passion for animation cinema."

  • Rémy LALANNE
    Rémy LALANNE

    Founder, CEO, France
    PrimCode

  • Bastien LAURENT
    Bastien LAURENT

    Animation supervisor
    Buf Compagnie

  • Valérie LÉPINE-KARNIK
    Valérie LÉPINE-KARNIK

    Assistant Director, Film
    CNC

  • Emmanuel LINOT
    Emmanuel LINOT

    Director of Operations, France
    SolidAnim

    Biography

    Emmanuel Linot is Associate Director of Solidanim. This company, specialised in motion capture, also develops technologies for image industries.
    He has previously worked for Exmachina, Quantic Dream, Duran, Ubisoft, and Herold & Family, among others.

  • Dale NEWTON
    Dale NEWTON

    Senior Animator
    Framestore

  • Isaac PARTOUCHE
    Isaac PARTOUCHE

    CEO, France
    SolidAnim

    Biography

    Isaac Partouche is President of Solidanim. This company, specialised in motion capture, also develops technologies for image industries.
    He has set up mocap (motion capture) production channels in France and abroad.

  • Jean-Louis RIZET
    Jean-Louis RIZET

    Director, France
    Executive Toon Alliance

  • Stéphan ROELANTS
    Stéphan ROELANTS

    Producer CEO
    Studio 352

  • Nicolas ROMAIN
    Nicolas ROMAIN

    Finance and Strategy Director, France
    Forge Animation

    Biography

    Nicolas Romain is Finance and Strategy Director of Forge Animation. He is interested in the relationship between man and machine, from production level to media usage patterns.

  • Gabriele RÖTHEMEYER
    Gabriele RÖTHEMEYER

    CEO
    Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, Filmföderung

  • Ivan ROUVEURE
    Ivan ROUVEURE

    Executive Producer, France
    Les Armateurs

    Biography

    Ivan Rouveure has participated in the production of all Armateurs' animation feature films for the last thirteen years.

  • Jaroslaw SAWKO
    Jaroslaw SAWKO

    CEO, Poland
    Platige Image

    Biography

    Jarek Sawko is a producer and Director General of Platige Image: a postproduction studio specialising in computer graphics as well as 3D animation and VFX. Jarek is interested in the possibilities of implementing computer animation and VFX in various entertainment and art areas.

  • Valérie SCHERMANN
    Valérie SCHERMANN

    Producer
    Prima Linea Productions

  • Nicolas SCHMERKIN
    Nicolas SCHMERKIN

    Producer, France
    Autour de minuit

    Biography

    Nicolas Schmerkin founded Autour de Minuit, a company specialised in the production and distribution of hybrid films, in 2001. To date, they have produced over forty films including Obras, Flesh, Dix and Logorama. They are currently working on the hybrid series Babioles and two feature hybrids are in development.

  • Mark SHAPIRO
    Mark SHAPIRO

    Head of Entertainment Brand Marketing, USA
    Laika

    Biography

    Mark Shapiro has been managing brand strategies for Laika since 2007, whether corporate identity or development of feature films.

  • Peter SHIN
    Peter SHIN

    Animation Supervising Producer, USA
    Fox TV Animation

    Biography

    Prizewinner of an Annie and an Emmy Award, Peter works for television and theatrical animation. He is well-known for his role of supervising director of "Family Guy" (FOX) since it began in 1999.

  • Shannon SMITH
    Shannon SMITH

    Producer, USA
    Fox TV Animation

    Biography

    Shannon Smith is a Producer in charge of supervising the animation on Family Guy since 2004. She has worked for Sony, Columbia Tri-Star, MTV and DreamWorks.

  • Jean-Michel SPINER
    Jean-Michel SPINER

    Producer, France
    2 Minutes

    Biography

    Jean-Michel Spiner founded 2 Minutes Studio in 2000 and is specialised in the development of cross-media applications and animation series.

  • Patrice SUAU
    Patrice SUAU

    Artistic Director, France
    Finalement

    Biography

    Patrice Suau, animation enthusiast, has worked as Artistic Director for TV series and feature films including Lascars and Day of the Crows.

  • Florian THOURET
    Florian THOURET

    Artistic Director, France
    Caribara Animation

    Biography

    Florian Thouret is an artistic director for Caribara Animation Paris. He was co-graphic creator on The Suicide Shop, with the main problem of combining artistic requirements with technical constraints.

  • Ole WENDORFF-OSTERGAARD
    Ole WENDORFF-OSTERGAARD

    Producer, Poland
    Platige Image

    Biography

    Ole Wendorff-Østergaard has solid experience in the financing and coproduction of films, for example for Antichrist with Lars von Trier.

    Since his arrival in Poland, he has managed the feature film division for Platige Image.

  • Sara WIKLER
    Sara WIKLER

    Head of Acquisitions, French Film
    CANAL+

Moderators

  • Thierry BARBIER
    Thierry BARBIER

    Executive Producer, France
    Amak

    Biography

    Thierry Barbier founded Amak in 2000, a specialised studio for the conception and production of interactive devices (real-time, 3D, 4D, multi screens, rides, etc.). He has directed the B3D project  since 2009; an augmented reality tour of the historic heart of Bordeaux, produced by Heritage Prod and supported by la région Aquitaine.

  • Isabelle DEVAUX
    Isabelle DEVAUX

    Director
    Cofiloisirs

  • Marie-Pierre JOURNET
    Marie-Pierre JOURNET

    Senior Production Manager, France
    Moonscoop

    Biography

    Marie-Pierre Journet is Director of France Animation/MoonScoop.

    She focuses mainly on the development of coherent pipelines to optimise procedures, tools, and human resources in accord with each production's own obligations (calendars, budgets, and artistic direction).

  • Gilbert KINER
    Gilbert KINER

    Manager and Education Director
    Artfx

  • Stéphane MALAGNAC
    Stéphane MALAGNAC

    Journalist and Media Consultant, France
    Prop'OSE

    Biography

    Stéphane Malagnac founded Prop’OSE in 2010 and is a journalist and cross-media consultant for Press relations. He is also a consultant for European animation studios and for other international companies in the image sector.

  • Stéphane SINGIER
    Stéphane SINGIER

    Senior Project Officer, Technology Scout
    Cap Digital