Chris deFaria, President, Animation, and Technical Innovation for Warner Bros. Pictures

CHRIS deFARIA is President, Animation, and Technical Innovation for Warner Bros. Pictures. Spearheading the studio’s expanding efforts in innovative animation and hybrid filmmaking, deFaria was Executive Producer on George Miller’s, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Gravity”, directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Mr. deFaria was also instrumental in the production of such feature films as “Edge of Tomorrow”, “Man of Steel”, “300,” “Corpse Bride”, “Happy Feet”, "Batman Begins", The Harry Potter series and The Matrix trilogy. He also produced Zach Snyder's "Sucker Punch", the family hit “Cats & Dogs” and the animation/live action comedy “Looney Tunes: Back in Action.” Currently, deFaria oversees, WAG, The Warner Animation Group, whose projects include "The Lego Movie" and its upcoming sequels as well as current productions, "Small Foot" (2018) and "Storks" (2016). His extensive television credits include numerous documentaries, primetime specials and longform projects, including, as producer, “In Concert Against AIDS,” NBC’s “And Then She Was Gone” and Universal’s “Tremors II.” A graduate of UCLA, deFaria is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the WGA and SAG. He serves as a trustee for The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is also a founding board member of FilmAid, who's mission it is to bring educational films and entertainment to refugee camps around the world.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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