Sunday, December 15, 2013

Animated News: Animated Feature Film Director roundtable discussion with Jennifer Lee... and some dudes.

Jennifer Lee
Just in case you missed it, on Tuesday, December 10th, the Los Angeles Times posted a video of a roundtable discussion with five feature-length animation directors: Jennifer Lee (Frozen), Dan Scanlon (Monsters University), Chris Renaud (Despicable Me 2), Chris Sanders (The Croods), and Chris Wedge (Epic).

On the down side: there was only 'one' woman director in attendance. On the good side: there was a woman director in attendance!

Presented in an hour-long video and an abbreviated transcript, the entire video can be viewed on the LA Times website at the following link, and the abbreviated transcript at this link.

Additionally, if you haven't had the chance yet, I strongly encourage readers to look at the following interview that Ms. Lee gave to Susan Wloszczyna on the Women and Hollywood blog back on November 26th, 2013 and this interview given to the Examiner on November 30th, 2013. In them, she discusses what it's like to be Disney's first woman director, mentoring, the experience of directing Disney's 'Frozen', and making both heroes and villians into more multidimensional characters, among other topics.

Jennifer's bio and filmography can be viewed on the Internet Movie Database.

* Image used from Jennifer Lee's entry in IMDB.