EXCLUSIVE: Former Sony Photos Animation VP of Inventive Technique, Alison Mann, has partnered with Fourth Wall Administration to launch the manufacturing firm Fourth Wall Animation as Co-President.
Mann will work with Fourth Wall Administration the place she can even function a Supervisor. Her rising consumer checklist consists of: Jimmy Craig (The Secret Lifetime of Pets), Sophie Koko Gate (Slug Life); John Hoffman (Luca); Donna Lee (Raya and the Final Dragon); Dan Serafin (The Thundermans), Michelle Staphylas (Kung Fu Panda 3); Olivier Staphylas (Abominable).
They are going to be a part of Fourth Wall’s current animation purchasers, together with: Trent Correy (As soon as Upon a Snowman), Hamish Grieve (Rumble), Jenn Dumpling (Lodge Transylvania: Transformania), Meghan Malloy (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), Zach Parrish (Raya and the Final Dragon), Aram Spencer Porter (We Naked Bears), Ian Jones Quartey (Steven Universe), Pam Pettler (Corpse Bride), Fergal Reilly (The Offended Birds Film), Stephanie Stine (Raya and the Final Dragon), Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe), Jeff Westbrook (The Simpsons), Henry Yu (Lodge Transylvanis 3: Summer time Trip).
Previous to her time at Sony, Mann gained expertise in TV, movie and gaming whereas working at Nickelodeon/MTV, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Zynga, Disney Interactive, Paramount Photos Animation, Illumination Leisure and Sony Photos Animation. Throughout her 20 years within the business, she’s labored on such initiatives as SpongeBob Squarepants, Avatar The Final Airbender, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Secret Lifetime of Pets, Despicable Me, The Grinch and Vivo.
“Animation is an incredible medium and vessel for storytelling that we imagine can help any sort of narrative imagined. As an alternative of asking ourselves ‘why is that this animated’ we ought to be asking ourselves ‘why is that this not animated’. I’m excited to hitch forces with Jon Huddle and Fourth Wall to begin this animation manufacturing firm to push the boundaries of this medium, not solely in themes and story however in design,” mentioned Mann.
Mann can also be the co-founder and CEO of the BRIC Basis, a corporation set as much as remedy the best way to create new entry factors for ladies and other people from underrepresented teams to allow them to excel at artistic management and to allow tradition change via participating and empowering expertise.
The brand new animation firm might be based mostly out of Fourth Wall’s newly bought constructing on Fairfax, the place Mann will work with the Fourth Wall workforce to establish IP, develop authentic content material and signal new and established purchasers within the animation house.
Fourth Wall Administration was based in 2016 by former UTA agent Jon Huddle. Together with Mann and the latest rent of Colleen Washington from APA, it’s now made up of seven managers representing actors, writers, administrators and animators.