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26/10/2011

Ex Warner Bros Boss For Irish Master Classes

The former President of Warner Bros Max will visit the Irish Republic's Ballyfermot College from the 7th to the 10th November next to deliver a series of master classes.
Howard, an executive at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Executive Producer at DreamWorks Feature Animation, Producer at Exodus Film Group and consultant through his company Max Howard Consulting Group will lead master classes, which are supported by Bord Scannan na hEireann/ the Irish Film Board.
They will be delivered in the Ballyfermot College Media and in addition there will be an industry-focused evening event (invite-only) with Max Howard (supported by the Irish Film Board and Animation Ireland) on Tuesday November 8th, 7-10pm in The Sugar Club on Leeson Street, Dublin.
Max Howard created and ran studios for Disney in London, Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, working on some of Disney's most memorable films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King.
As President of Warner Bros Feature Animation he oversaw such hit movies as The Iron Giant and Space Jam.
At DreamWorks, he was co-executive producer for Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.
Throughout his illustrious animation career, Max Howard has worked with UNICEF to bring health and social messages to developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and South America through the use of animation, underscoring the important role this medium can bring to overcome ethnic and social prejudices.
Max Howard is currently producing a series of animated feature films for Exodus Film Group. The company's first production, Igor was released in 2008.
Max is a sought after consultant and lecturer for the animation industry, working with companies and organizations from all around the world. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
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