Thiruvananthapuram: Toonz Media Group will be hosting Animation Masters Summit 2020 – Digital edition. The five-day event will be held over the Zoom virtual platform from July 20 to 24, 2020. Interested participants can register for the event for free by logging on to www.animationsummit.in.
The Animation Masters Summit, hosted by Technopark-based Toonz Media Group, brings together the greatest minds in the field of entertainment. While the summit is held every year in the city of Trivandrum, Kerala, this year, in response to the evolving circumstances, Toonz is taking the virtual way.
“Animation Masters Summit is part of the Toonz legacy, and the first edition of the event was held in 1999, the year when Toonz was established. Over the years, AMS has evolved and now, because of the prevailing circumstances, we are hosting AMS 2020 virtually. The most exciting aspect of Animation Masters Summit–Digital edition is that anybody from any part of the world can be a part of this event. In that sense, AMS has scaled up manifold by going digital and becoming truly global. Participation in the event is free and open to all. We expect to reach out to a wide, diverse audience through the virtual event,” said Toonz Media Group CEO P. Jayakumar.
In tune with prevailing circumstances, the theme for AMS 2020 – Digital is `Connecting Minds: Unravelling New Possibilities’. As always, the stellar speaker line-up for AMS 2020 consists of masters from diverse fields in the entertainment industry who will lead the virtual sessions. Confirmed speakers for AMS 2020 include acclaimed animation feature editor Fabienne Rawley of Zootopia fame; veteran Indian cinematographer Ravi K Chandran whose works include Virasat, Dil Chahta Hai, Black, Kannathil Muthamittal, etc; renowned Bollywood composer Shantanu Moitra (Parineeta, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Lage Raho Munnabhai, etc.); and Quentin Staes-Polet, gaming expert and General Manager India and SEA, Epic Games.
The event will also have panel discussions, involving industry leaders who will discuss about exploring new ways for the entertainment and content production industry to collaborate and stay ahead of the challenges in the post-pandemic situation.
Established in 1999, Animation Master Summit (previously known as “Week with the Masters”), is a not-for-profit event organized by Toonz Media Group that seeks to bring together the most distinguished figures in the field of entertainment. It is the first significant animation industry event to be held in Asia. Each year, Toonz brings in experts and leading professionals working in animation from around the world to showcase their mastery of crafts. AMS also provides a platform for young artists seeking knowledge and inspiration to interact with the masters. Among the masters who have graced the previous editions of AMS are Academy Award and BAFTA nominee Rob Coleman, Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton, Academy Award Nominee and BAFTA winner Shekhar Kapur, Academy Award winner Resul Pookutty, Jean-Marie Olivier, Devdutt Pattanaik, Anjum Rajabali, Sabu Cyril, etc.
Toonz Media Group
Toonz is a 360-degree media powerhouse with over two decades of unparalleled experience and one of Asia’s most active animation production studios (over 10,000 minutes of 2D and CGI kids and family content per year). Toonz, having worked with many of the leading entertainment studios, channels and networks including Marvel, Nickelodeon, Turner, Disney, Netflix, Dreamworks, Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, BBC, Amazon, Google, Hulu, HBO and Exodus Film Group, has over 75 animation and live action series, as well as five feature films to date.