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Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 11:15am 12:30pm
Venue: Great Hall 1&2

Speaker: Zareh Nalbandian, Animal Logic, Australia

Abstract: Join Animal Logic's Co-Founder and CEO, Zareh Nalbandian, for an In Conversation session with Ian Failes, as they explore the symbiotic relationship between creativity and technology. As a risk taking, innovating production powerhouse, Animal Logic has been an industry leader in the art of digital storytelling for over 28 years. Hear valuable tales from this incredible journey, including the challenges and strengths of setting up a twin animation studio and a global family entertainment team, and how we can apply these insights to today's ever evolving screen content creation landscape.

Speaker(s) Bio:
Zareh Nalbandian has been managing, developing and producing large-scale screen projects for over 25 years. He has collaborated with iconic directors, producers and artists on some of the most successful feature films of our time. Since leading Animal Logic’s expansion into feature film visual effects in 1996 and feature animation in 2006, Zareh has guided one of the most respected and admired artistic and technical cultures in the industry, earning his reputation as a world leader in the fields of film development, animation, visual effects and production. Zareh was Executive Producer on Academy Award winning Happy Feet, he produced the animated adventure Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, directed by Zack Snyder which was produced entirely at Animal Logic’s studios in Sydney, Australia. Most recently Zareh served as Executive Producer on The LEGO® Batman Movie and is currently Producer on Peter Rabbit (2018) and Executive Producer on The LEGO® Ninjago Movie (2017) and The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). Zareh is committed to building a successful, globally competitive digital production industry in Australia. He enjoys strong personal relationships with key US Studio Executives and leading Directors and Producers, in addition to the continued day-to day management of the company. Zareh guides the development of an exciting slate of feature film properties and continues to push the boundaries of digital storytelling.