Conference Evolving
ON SITE Bertha-Benz-Saal Thursday, April 27, 15:45

Evolving Places for a Sustainable Future

Video on demand

Join this panel to hear about the measures these studios have taken to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint over the years and learn about the next steps they have planned.

These may include requirements and modifications to the company’s headquarters and other buildings, technical setups for heating, cooling, rendering and other uses, as well as hardware, software and pipeline changes to your workflow.

Guillaume Hellouin, Founder & CEO, TeamTO

Guillaume Hellouin co-founded TeamTO in 2005.

Hellouin graduated from ICN Business School in 1986 with a degree in marketing and was fascinated with computer graphics. Following school, he pushed the boundaries of digital visual FX by establishing the CGI division of a video post-production house in 1990, and then becoming the Head of Production at Medialab Paris (owned by Canal+). In 1994 he co-created with JC Bernard, one of the largest and most awarded animation studio in Europe.

Steven Shapiro, CTO, Aardman

As Aardman's Chief Technology Officer, Steven Shapiro oversees technical teams to develop a technology strategy that reflects the long-term plans of the studio.

Steven plays a key role as Aardman hones its creative skills bringing character, story and craft to opportunities enabled through new platforms and emerging technologies.

Steven joins Aardman from The Walt Disney Studios where, as Principal Architect, Motion Picture Innovation, he focused on applying innovation to support productions across all The Walt Disney Pictures live action studio banners, from Marvel Studios to Disney Live Action MPP (Motion Picture Productions).

Prior to this, he helped build the Production Technology team at Marvel Studios in his role as Director. He has more than 20 years of experience in media and entertainment technology, working on more than 30 features and episodics, managing teams and contributing in the areas of visual effects, gaming, image and colour pipelines, stereography and conversion, finishing, FX art and more.

Carsten Schuffert, CEO & Managing Director, Bewegte Bilder

Carsten Schuffert has over 30 years experience in film and cinema.

As of 2005, his company has developed into a service provider for digital cinema and was instrumental in the creation of digital master and DCP for evaluation in the cinema. In 2009 he planned and built his own post-production building in a resource-saving wooden construction.

Carsten Schuffert runs a filmproduction and climateneutral film-posthouse, BEWEGTE BILDER,  including a Dolby-Atmos mixing stage and a big grading suite. Since 2020 he is also a certified Green Consultant for Film and TV.

Joe Neurauter, Producer & Managing Partner, PENZING STUDIOS

Joe Neurauter is the founder & managing partner of Penzing Studios and owner & CEO of Occupant Entertainment, an independent film & television production company focused on high-end international co-productions. Recent credits include "Guns Akimbo" starring Daniel Radcliffe, "Kung Fury II", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Fassbender and "The Crow", directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Bill Skarsgaard, the latter being the first major international production to shoot all virtual production at Penzing Studios.

Jonathan Harris, CEO & Visual Effects Supervisor, dupe vfx

Jonathan founded Dupe VFX in 2018 and set it on a course to become a sustainable conscious business from the offset. Proudly the world's first Visual Effects B Corporation, a 1% for the planet member and recently Carbon neutral, Dupe is leading the way for our industry on the topic of sustainable business. All this whilst delivering gorgeous work on some of the world's biggest TV shows. 

Stefanie Larson, Cluster Manager, Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart

Stefanie Larson studied international economics and psychology.

She has been working in the field of corporate communication, brand communication and brand architecture for over 25 years and specializes in interdisciplinary projects. Stefanie Larsons main focus always lies on content-related and strategic priorities as well as a target group-oriented concept in her diverse areas of responsibility.

Stefanie Larson has been teaching at various universities in Germany since 2009.

She has managed the Baden-Württemberg animation and media cluster (AMCRS) since autumn 2016. In cooperation with the more than 30 members of the cluster, she is promoting the strengthening of BW as a top location in the animation and media sector. In particular the promotion of young talent, the development of content and IP as well as equal opportunities for women in the industry are very important to her.

Stefanie Larson is a member of the Friends of the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. She has been on the Advisory Board of FMX since 2017, is a member of various juries and acts as a mentor for young talents.