On 23 October, the Norwegian Producer Guild of Norway (Virke Produsentforeningen) will, in conjunction with Fredrikstad Animation Festival, hold their Animation Production Day for animation producers and people interested in the production of animated features, shorts, and TV-series. The focus of Production Day this year will be on the creative side of animation production.
The program includes an online masterclass and Q&A with Disney producer Don Hahn (the producer behind such classics as The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Beauty and the Beast and many more). Director, writer, and story consultant Matthew Luhn, screenwriter Philip LaZebnik, producer Claus Toksvig Kjær (producer of Calamity, Song of the Sea, The Ape Star and many more) and producer Frederick Howard (producer of Julekongen, Kaptein Sabeltann og skatten i Lama Rama, Vikingskool and many more) will participate live and share their production experience and how they work with the creatives. In addition, Norwegian producers will give us a sneak peek into their current films in production; Qvisten will show work in progress from Just Super (Helt Super) and Mikrofilm will share new work from Titina.
The production day is divided into three parts and two of the speakers participate remotely from Los Angeles:
14:00–14:45: Norwegian Producers (Qvisten/Mikrofilm mm.)
14:45–15:30: Masterclass with Frederick Howard and Claus Toksvig Kjaer
16:00–16:45: Masterclass with Philip LaZebnik
16:45–17:30: Masterclass with Matthew Luhn
17:45–18:45: Masterclass with Don Hahn