Disney’s Head of Story to speak at THU

Posted on: May 28, 2015
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He’ll be driving the THU Tribe’s creativity this year with insightful talks and practical advice.

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn 2015 is all about creativity. We have a lineup of speakers representing all avenues of digital creativity, from videogames and mobile, to film and TV. There was a time when story played second-best to impressive animations and visual effects while technology took us to our visual expectations to new levels. But now, there is no getting away with a mediocre story. And who better to learn from that Disney’s Head of Story?

Paul Briggs most recently served as Head of Story on both Academy Award-winning films 'Big Hero 6' and 'Frozen'. As a Head of Story he headed up a team of story artists charged with capturing the directors’ vision and getting it onscreen. He originally joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1996, working at the Florida studio as an effects animator on 'Mulan' and 'Brother Bear'. He later transitioned into story in 2000, earning his first story credit on 'Princess and the Frog’.

Get ready to challenge what you thought you knew, and prepare to see your work in a new light. That’s what THU is all about! You’ll leave with a revived artistic spirit and a drive for new creative projects. Be sure to check out the speaker lineup to see who else is at THU this year. The schedule is coming soon - stay tuned!