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.

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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