VIEW Conference is pleased to confirm the participation of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Osnat Shurer at its annual event in October 2020.
In a special virtual session, the Academy Award®-nominated producer of Moana will share insights from her career as a filmmaker and documentarian and talk about her upcoming project, “Raya and the Last Dragon,” set to release in theaters March 2021.
“Raya and the Last Dragon” and “Moana” producer Osnat Shurer to share animation insights at VIEW Conference 2020
During this live session, Osnat will be in a virtual conversation with Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor at Hollywood Reporter. She will also be responding to a selection of questions submitted by attendees on our website during the session.
This event takes place on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 10:00am PDT/ 19:00 CET, and will be streamed live to a global audience.
After producing and directing various film and television projects, plus a number of interactive installations, Shurer joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2002 as executive producer of the studio’s Shorts Group, where she oversaw production of animated projects across multiple platforms. Shurer has also consulted on a number of animated features, including Aardman Animations’ Arthur Christmas.
Shurer joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2012 as Vice President of Development. In 2017, she received an Academy Award nomination as producer of Moana, together with directors John Musker and Ron Clements, in the best Animated Feature Film category.
In a special virtual presentation at VIEW 2020, Osnat Shurer will present to a global audience on a range of topics including the cultural consultancy work she undertook with the Oceanic Story Trust for Moana. She will also discuss her current work as producer of Disney’s upcoming animated feature Raya and The Last Dragon, directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, and scheduled for release in Spring 2021.
“It is fascinating to hear Osnat speak about gender representation,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “She has produced films featuring strong female characters with her team at Disney, depicting women as warriors.
This is true of Moana, and I have an inkling it will continue to be true of Raya and the Last Dragon. During VIEW Conference this October, we will have a wonderful opportunity to discuss with Osnat her creative vision and the unique stories she brings to the screen.”
About VIEW 2020
The international VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere event for Computer Graphics, Interactive & Immersive Media, Animation, Visual Effects, Games, Real-time Rendering, Virtual Production, AI, VR, AR, and Mixed Reality, brings top professionals from those fields to the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy for a week of talks, presentations, and workshops.
The 2020 VIEW Conference will take place from October 18 to 23 in Torino’s state-of-the-art OGR venue and virtually. “Because VIEW Conference will be online as well as onsite this year, we are taking advantage of the wonderful opportunity to include remarkable professionals from all over the globe,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “VIEW 2020 will be amazing.”
VIEW Conference 2020 is made possible thanks to the support of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, Regione Piemonte, Città di Torino and the OGR.