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Happily Ever After Hours |
Academy Award®-Winning Producer Jonas Rivera

Date
Fri, Jun 12 | 5:30pm PT
Cost
FREE | Sign-up Required
Location
Zoom Webinar

Join Academy Award®-winning producer Jonas Rivera for behind-the-scenes stories from his acclaimed filmography at Disney·Pixar, including Up (2009), Inside Out (2015), and Toy Story 4 (2019).

Registration

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Q&A and Requirements

Questions can be submitted during the webinar through Zoom's Q&A function. Due to anticipated demand and limited Q&A time, not all submitted questions will be answered.

All participants must sign up by noon Pacific Time on the day prior to the event. Participants must have a Zoom account to attend the workshop. A link to the workshop and instructions for joining will be sent via email prior to the event.

About the Speaker

Jonas Rivera joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1994 to work on Toy Story (1995) as the studio’s first and only production intern at the time. He advanced roles on almost every subsequent Pixar feature film until becoming Producer of Oscar®-winning 2009 film, Up. Rivera teamed up once again with Up director Pete Docter for Inside Out (2015), which won an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay. He most recently received a second Academy Award for Best Animated Feature this year for Toy Story 4 (2019).

Rivera's various past roles at the studio include Art Department Coordinator for A Bug’s Life (1998), Marketing and Creative Resources Coordinator on Toy Story 2 (1999), Art Department Manager on Docter's Oscar®-nominated Monsters, Inc. (2001), and Production Manager on Pixar’s Golden Globe®-winning feature, Cars (2006).

In his executive role as Senior Vice President, Production, Rivera oversees all of feature film production at the studio.

Rivera has been awarded Producer of the Year in Animated Features by the Producers Guild of America for his work on Up, Inside Out, and Toy Story 4. His work on Up earned a nomination for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®—only the second animated film in history to do so.

A Bay Area native, Rivera grew up in Castro Valley and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Film Production.

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