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‘Trolls’ Directors Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn Added to VIEW Conference 2016 Lineup

Leading creatives on some of the biggest animated movies of the year as well as some of the top execs in the VFX and gaming industries are among the speakers at the VIEW Conference 2016 next month in Turin, Italy.

The VIEW Conference, set for Oct. 24-28, spotlights the latest in animation, games, VFX, computer graphics and virtual reality with five days of keynote addresses, workshops and master classes.

Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn, directors of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming movie “Trolls,” have just been added to the lineup along with “Sausage Party” co-director Conrad Vernon; “Kubo & the Two Strings” screenwriter Mark Haimes;  Marvel’s executive VP of production Victoria Alonso, who’ll be discussing her work on such films as “Captain America: Civil War” and “Doctor Strange”: Lucasfilm’s chief technology officer Rob Bredow, who’ll speak about the company’s work with VR, augmented reality and interactive cinema; ILM visual effect supervisors Russell Earl and Roger Guyett; and Kevin Lin, COO of streaming video platform Twitch.

Other speakers or workshop participants include Brad Lewis, producer of Warner Bros.’ “Storks”; Pixar’s Sharon Calahan, director of photography for “The Good Dinosaur”: Laika’s Steve Emerson, VFX supervisor for “Kubo”; and John Halstead, supervising technical director for Pixar’s “Finding Dory.”

Disney’s Byron Howard, co-director of the studio’s hit “Zootopia,” is a keynote speaker and will also lead a workshop.

The full list of events and speakers is available at the VIEW Conference website.

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