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Pixar Talks at the Apollo

March 3, 2015

Lisa Gulasy

Pixar is taking over the Apollo Theatre Friday, March 6, but it won’t be the studio’s latest film crowds will be clamoring to see. Instead, they will hear Pixar employees Nicole Grindle and Jamie Woolf discuss what it’s like to work for one of the world’s most well-known animation studios.

Grindle, a Pixar producer, and Woolf, staff development manager, will lead two talks: “Making a Film at Pixar” from 10 to 11 a.m. and “The Culture of Creativity: Pixar” from noon to 1 p.m.

In “Making a Film at Pixar,” Grindle will explore the process of crafting a Pixar film. It’s a topic she knows well, having served as the production manager of A Bug’s Life, Monster’s Inc., The Incredibles, and Ratatouille, and as an associate producer on Toy Story 3 and Monster’s University.

“The Culture of Creativity: Pixar” will focus on the environment Pixar creates for its employees to spur collective creativity. Woolf, who launched a groundbreaking in-house mentoring program at Pixar, will share how the studio educates, trains, and inspires staff to create a desirable workplace for creative visionaries.

Both talks are a part of the 2014-2015 Creativity & Leadership Speaker Series. They are free and open to the public.

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