Representation in Animation
Magdiela Hermida Duhamel is an animation production professional with over 7 years of production experience. She has contributed to various projects that include Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, Dragons: Race to the Edge, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Green Eggs and Ham, and Ugly Dolls. Magdiela was born in Campeche, Mexico, and moved at a young age to Highland Park, California where she grew up. Magdiela is currently the Production Supervisor on Marvel Studios' first animated series, What If...? Magdiela is the Founder and Co-Program Manager of Latinx in Animation, a community for animation professionals that work in all different areas and disciplines within the Animation, VFX, and Gaming industries. The LXiA community has grown to over 500 active members and recently united with the Latino Film Institute (LFI). Together with LFI, LatinX in Animation will continue its mission of strengthening a diverse animation community, showcasing diverse talent, and creating professional and educational programs.
Jinko Gotoh is a producer and consultant for the animation industry. With over thirty years experience spanning a wide range of media, Jinko places particular emphasis on the evolution of animation as a visual storytelling medium. Jinko serves as the vice president for Women in Animation, an organization formed to advance women and people of diversity in the industry, as well as co-president of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, which brings essential musical education to children in underserved Los Angeles neighborhoods. Jinko is currently producing Escape From Hat for Netflix, and Klaus. Her screen credits include The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Little Prince, The Illusionist, 9, Finding Nemo, and Space Jam. Jinko worked at Disney Feature Animation as director of digital production, overseeing the inevitable move to CGI animation and its extensive application on such features as Dinosaur and Fantasia 2000. Jinko is a published poet and rescuer of many, many dogs.
Saturday, July 27th, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Creators Studio 1
It is imperative for children to see themselves represented in mainstream media, as this has a relevant effect on how they develop and take on the world. Because representation in animation matters now more than ever, this panel will discuss the importance of creating fully fleshed out, dimensional, inspiring characters that remind audiences of themselves and show them it is okay to embrace what makes them unique.
Alonso Ramírez Ramos works for Cartoon Network Studios as a Co Executive Producer for Steven Universe: The Movie. Previously, he worked for Disney Television Animation as a director for season 5 of Disney Mickey Mouse. In 2010, Alonso obtained a BFA in Character Animation from the California Institute of the Arts. He has been honored with 3 Annie Awards and 2 Primetime Emmys for his work on Gravity Falls and Disney Mickey Mouse. Originally from León, Guanajuato, México, Alonso currently resides in sunny Burbank, CA.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Creators Studio 1
It is imperative for children to see themselves represented in mainstream media, this has a relevant effect in the way they develop and take on the world. Representation in animation matters now more than ever, this panel will discuss the importance of creating fully fleshed out, dimensional, inspiring characters that remind them of themselves and show them it is okay to embrace what makes them unique.
Jorge R. Gutiérrez is an award-winning animator, painter, writer, and director born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana. Gutiérrez, a CalArts BFA & MFA grad, is known for creating and directing films, cartoons, and paintings inspired by his deep love for Mexican pop and folk culture. He and his wife Sandra Equihua created the multiple Emmy award-winning animated television series, "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera" for Nickelodeon. In 2014, Gutiérrez co-wrote and directed the animated film "The Book of Life," produced by Guillermo del Toro, for 20th Century Fox. He most recently directed the Emmy nominated VR short "Son of Jaguar" for Google Spotlight Stories and is currently writing and directing the limited series "Maya and The Three" for Netflix.