Editor-in-Chief / Montreal

amidamidi_profiAMID AMIDI (@amid/LinkedIn) is an author, historian, and consultant, with numerous books to his credit. He has written The Art of Pixar: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation for Pixar (2011) and was the youngest recipient of the Theatre Library Association Award which he received for his book Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation (2006). Read his full bio HERE.

VFX & Tech Editor / Sydney

ianfailes_contributorIAN FAILES (@vfxblog) is a former lawyer and now writer with a focus on visual effects and animation, writing at vfxblog and fxguide. He is the author of Masters of FX which profiles 16 of the world’s leading special and visual effects supervisors. He lives in Sydney, Australia, and has the world’s largest collection of memorabilia from the 1994 film Speed.

West Coast Correspondent / Los Angeles

ianfailes_contributorOriginally from Mexico City, CARLOS AGUILAR (@carlos_film) was chosen as one of six young film critics to partake in the first Roger Ebert Fellowship organized by the Sundance Institute and Indiewire in 2014. Aguilar’s work has appeared in prestigious publications such as Indiewire, Slate, Moviemaker Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, Variety Latino, Bustle, Americas Quarterly, and Remezcla, among others.

Latin America Correspondent / Madrid

Sam LocuvicheSAM LOCUVICHE (@locuviche) is an animation researcher with experience in motion graphics and design. He has worked as a teacher, graphic designer, and animator in the U.K. and Germany. He currently works in Madrid as academic coordinator for the bachelor’s degree in animation at U-tad University.

Writer / Amsterdam

tundevollenbroekTÜNDE VOLLENBROEK writes about the business of European animation. She is currently the head of programming at KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, and a producer at Studio Pupil.

Writer / Paris

STÉPHANE DREYFUS is a French journalist working for La Croix, a nationwide daily newspaper in France. He is a cinema critic, specializing in animation. He also covers animated short films and series on his blog Animez-vous les uns les autres.

Writer / Stuttgart

KO RICKER is a writer based in Germany, who, when not watching animated films, is trying to learn more languages. Ideally, she is doing both at once. See her work at Ko-Ricker.com.

Legal Writer / Los Angeles

briangrabriel_bioBRIAN GABRIEL studied film and animation at UCLA. He has served as a freelance script analyst for Artisan Entertainment and worked for several years as an assistant animator and lip sync supervisor on South Park, before earning his J.D. from Loyola Law School, with a concentration in intellectual property. His research interests include the history of copyright law and trademark law.