The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors


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Micah Wright is a writer, designer, and director who started his career in television animation where he wrote, storyboarded, directed, and composed songs for shows like The Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold!, and Constant Payne. Micah has written and designed on over 50 videogames including hit games in the Transformers, Ratchet & Clank, Destroy All Humans, and Looney Tunes franchises, and wrote the zombies mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops II which grossed over $2.5 billion. Micah has written six graphic novels, several films, and recently wrapped post production on his live-action writing/directing debut, the comedic horror thriller They're Watching, which opens in theaters on March 25, 2016. Hired in 2014 by Samsung to help guide the creation of the Virtual Reality experience TheBluVR, Micah was an instant convert to the platform and began directing live action material for VR. He recently won two Proto awards for TheBluVR, and in Spring of 2016, Micah began teaching the first live action Virtual Reality filmmaking course in the entire world here at Emerson College LA. Micah is a member of the Writer's Guild of America, where he serves as the elected Chair of the Videogame Writers Caucus and as the Vice Chair of the American Indian Writers Committee...and he's standing right behind you! RUN!

Emmy® award-winning artist and 5 time Annie Award nominee, Shannon Tindle, began working in the film industry in 2000 after attending the California Institute of the Arts. Tindle has served as a designer, story artist and director for both television and feature films, collaborating with Dreamworks, Disney, Cartoon Network, and Universal Studios on a wide range of projects including FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS, THE CROODS and CORALINE. He has also served as a lecturer and guest faculty at CUC in Beijing as well as his alma mater, CalArts.

Most recently, Tindle developed his original idea, the forthcoming KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS for Laika Entertainment and just wrapped production on his Google Spotlight Story, ON ICE.

Kim Adams is currently part of the team at Google Spotlight Stories, producing several projects, including the recently launched SPECIAL DELIVERY, with partner Aardman Animations. Spotlight Stories is a powerful new mobile/VR platform for immersive storytelling.

From 2009-2013, Adams served as key member of the leadership team at Pixar Animation Studios, where she played an integral role in the creation of Pixar Canada and in the establishment of the pipeline between the U.S. and Canadian studios. Adams led the creation of Pixar's Toons/Short Film division, with a team of 125 across two companies in two countries. She worked very closely with John Lasseter in producing TOY STORY and CARS short-form content. Partnering with 8 new directors, she produced 13 short films while shepherding the development of 12 additional Pixar short-format projects, including two television specials.

Previous to Pixar, Adams served as a visual effects producer on three films including APOCALYPTO, where she was on location in the jungles of Mexico for seven months. She also worked at Asylum Visual Effects on several films, including MASTER AND COMMANDER, which was nominated for an Oscar for visual effects. Her first job in the industry was as a production assistant at George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic.

Andrew Schwartz is Head of Innovation at Bipolar ID.

Mr. Schwartz, is a high level technical creative producer on the bleeding edge of virtual reality. This Wizard started his career in television 20 years ago as a wunderkind visual effects supervisor on projects for NBC, Sony and Jerry Bruckheimer. He quickly transitioned to film and started as a Senior Compositor in 1999, at Rhythm and Hues, on Stuart Little. By 2008, he had comped his way around the world and was now working as a stereoscopic colorist on the 3D feature Journey to The Center of the Earth. Which led him into the Stereo3D world; where he was one of the stereo3D compositor on the blockbusters Avatar, and Alice in Wonderland. Currently, with over 60 credits in post production in film and television, he’s a proven innovator and veteran of the industry.

Since joining Bipolar ID, The Schwartz has worked as a creative technical producer on all of their projects and always brings a unique take combining cutting edge technology with creative decisions. That unique point of view has been invaluable to them in the emerging worlds of virtual reality.

John Fragomeni is President of Mirada Studios, and has been with the company since its inception in 2010. Fragomeni heads up and oversees all aspects of the studio's diverse portfolio of design, visual effects, digital and interactive technology platforms. He has lead the studio's development and growth as an innovative VR/AR content and technology company.

Fragomeni has been responsible for developing Mirada's robust technology infrastructure, building its pipeline from the ground up; curating a growing creative and technical talent base of over 150 employees comprised of designers, animators, digital artists, programmers and filmmakers.

As a partner and co-founder of Headcase VR, Gregory Veeser is an innovative and talented producer with over a decade of filmmaking & entertainment industry experience.

While attending New York University’s Tisch School of Arts, Gregory formed a creative proficiency in film before moving to Los Angeles and beginning work in the motion picture industry. Gregory began his career as an on-set & personal assistant for writers and directors such as Sacha Gervasi, Rupert Wainwright, Michael Bay and Tony Scott.

In 2007, Gregory began working with producer Lucas Foster & Warp Film, contributing heavily throughout filming and post-production on the feature films “Jumper” & “Street Kings”. Following that, Gregory helped develop and Associate Produce the blockbuster film “Law Abiding Citizen”, starring Jaime Foxx & Gerard Butler.

At Headcase, Gregory brings his experience as producer as well as a strategist in marketing, Virtual Reality trends & dynamic industry partnerships. Specifically, Headcase has a focus on professional-quality athletic and cinematic content that is fully immersive. The team has already completed VR projects for Oregon State University, University of Michigan, Chevrolet and F/X Networks.

Andrew Cochrane is a Digital and Interactive Director for Mirada -- an independent creative studio co-founded by Guillermo del Toro. As a creative and technical leader, Andrew offers a unique blend of narrative focus, artistic savvy, and high-tech problem solving. Many of his projects involve Mirada's exciting digital/interactive group, which focuses on combining the company's passion for storytelling with new forms of immersion and interaction.

Andrew is very involved in the growing virtual reality space, making content for Google Cardboard, GearVR, and PC-based HMD's. He is experimenting with new techniques for storytelling using these new technologies, which has included creating the first VR app to seamlessly integrate CGI, live-action, and realtime rendering into a single experience for Google. He also oversaw The Strain VR, an immersive cinema 4D experience that was released at Comic-Con 2015, and experiences for Google Jump, GE, and Michigan Football.

His traditional credits include directing numerous commercials for clients such as Barco, Google, VIZIO, Target, LG, and Disney. He was also a director and creative technical supervisor on the iPad App "Cornelia Funke's MirrorWorld" which won a Cannes Silver Lion for "Best Visual Design/Aesthetic." Additionally, he served as a technical lead for many exciting interactive projects that used techniques such as projection mapping, dataviz and the world's first WebGL interactive music video.

Lucas Foster has produced or supervised more than 50 feature films, including Bad Boys, Crimson Tide, Dangerous Minds, The Mask of Zorro, Enemy of the State, Man On Fire, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Law Abiding Citizen, among many others.

Foster began his film career in the early 1980s working on low-budget films for legendary cult film producers such as Roger Corman and Charlie Band. He then transitioned to a major studio, becoming Executive Assistant to Frank Yablans, the then Chairman of MGM/UA, and later Alan Ladd Jr., who took over as Chairman of MGM/UA.

Mr. Foster then moved into motion picture development and production working for various major film producers, including Frank Yablans, Scott Rudin and the legendary team of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer.

Mr. Foster is a storyteller, filmmaker and businessman with many years of experience in development, production, marketing and distribution of films and television programs.

Mr. Foster started the Warp Group of companies which have been in business for over 20 years. Mr. Foster is also a co-founder of HeadcaseVR -- a leading edge virtual reality technology company.

Mr. Foster has contributed time, money and energy to the Lung Cancer Alliance ( Mr. Foster has also spoken at the American Film Institute, UCLA Film School, USC Film School, New York Film School, the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Digital Hollywood, and at the Nokia Forum and various other content and media organizations concerned with the future intersection of media and technology.

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