Frank Gladstone, Executive Director, ASIFA-Hollywood
Frank Gladstone, after managing his own Emmy award-winning animation studio and also holding management positions for Disney, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks, among others, is now the executive director of the world's largest honorary animation association, ASIFA-Hollywood, and is the executive producer of the animation industry's annual Annie Awards. He is also the CEO of Gladstone Film, consulting on animation, filmmaking skills and story structure for feature film and game studios, worldwide. He also writes and teaches about animation, film history, production techniques and cinematic fundamentals across North America, Europe, and Asia. Frank recently directed the independent feature THE HERO OF COLOR CITY, is the Artist-in-Residence for the ACME Network, has served on the board of directors of the Visual Effects Society, and is a past chair of the City of Glendale California's Arts and Culture Commission.