TOONZ’S “ANIMATION MASTERS SUMMIT 2017” TO BE HELD IN MAY AT TRIVANDRUM
Toonz Media Group’s prestigious event Animation Masters Summit 2017 is being held on May 5th and 6th at the Travancore Hall in Technopark, Trivandrum. Conceived way back in 1999, the Summit brings in the legendary stalwarts of the media & entertainment industry from across the world to the Toonz platform where they share their invaluable treasure of knowledge to the young and aspiring artists and enthusiasts.
The two day annual Summit will commence with the inaugural ceremony at 9 am on Friday May 5th 2017. The grand ceremony will be inaugurated by the industry veteran Mr Fred Wang, Hon. Vice President of the China Film Foundation, Director of the Board of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited, Committee Member of the Hong Kong-France Business Partnership and Chairman of Salon Films Group. Other high profile dignitaries from the industry will also grace the event. The inaugural ceremony will be followed by sessions from the Masters. Following tradition, this year also Toonz has curated a line-up of the finest experts from the industry including Lauren Glaubach, Head of Programming and Strategic Management, YouTube Family and Learning, USA; Amy Blair, Programming Manager, YouTube Kids, USA; Creative Directors from Iconix, Korea, the creators of Pororo and John McKenna, renowned Creative Producer.
Bollywood scriptwriter Anjum Rajabali, Ronojoy Chakraborty VP Content and Programming, Sony Pictures Networks; Keyur Patel, venture capitalist and innovation expert; Chris Henderson, internationally renowned executive producer, USA; Abhijit Avasti, renowned advertisement expert. Besides the Masters, a high profile delegation from Amazon India, a top representative from Turkish national broadcaster, representatives from national and internationals broadcasters, top notch production and creative studios and other experts and members from the fraternity are also expected.
Dr Avaneesh, Head of Development Toonz Media Group will be curating the Summit and Anoop Vince, Business Analyst at Toonz, will be the Festival Coordinator.
“Animation Masters Summit is Toonz’ humble way of giving back to the society. Through this sublime event, we provide a platform for amateurs to interact and learn from the legends of the industry. We have been organizing AMS for so many years that now it is a fixed item in every industry personnel’s calendar. Everyone who is passionate about media in general and animation in particular are welcome to the summit” commented P Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Media Group.
In conjunction with the Summit, Toonz also organizes the Flying Elephant Competition, an international short film contest for students and professionals. The two day Summit will conclude with the Flying Elephant award ceremony where the winners of the contest will be laurelled.
Animation Masters Summit is truly a global event with its heart in the beautiful city of Trivandrum.