The Q&A Panel will focus on their diverse background and journey breaking into the animation industry, as well as the lessons they have learned working in animation production.
Featuring Guest Speakers:
Dawn Adepoju, Post-Production Coordinator
Stephanie Chacón, Production Manager
Trisha Vo, Story & Editorial Production Supervisor
June 8, 2019, 1:45PM – 2:45PM
The Boys and Girls Club of Stanton
For more information on this panel and how to attend, visit www.gzaexpo.com
Dawn Adepoju is a Post-Production Coordinator at DreamWorks Animation Television. She has worked on a variety of Netflix hits including Boss Baby: Back in Business (2018), She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018), and most recently, an upcoming Fast and Furious animated series. Dawn originates from Chicago, IL, which is home to her love for all things film and animation. In 2016, she graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in animation and a minor in creative writing. In the fall of the same year, she joined Nickelodeon Animation Studio as a production intern for SpongeBob SquarePants. In 2017, she made her permanent residence in Los Angeles, where she has since been a part of the DreamWorks family.
Stephanie Chacón is currently production manager on Nickelodeon’s Emmy Nominated series “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” She began her career in animation as a Fall 2012 Nickelodeon intern and has grown within the company starting as production assistant on Butch Hartman’s “Tuff Puppy” and “Fairly OddParents” and then as production coordinator on Dave Cooper’s “Pig Goat Banana Cricket.” Her love for animation began at a very young age and credits shows like Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Doug- basically every 90’s cartoon kids grew up with- in fueling her love for the medium. She is passionate about helping to bring a creator’s vision to life and loves the role she plays in building/nurturing the team tasked to do it.
Chacón is first-generation born and raised in Southern California in the primarily hispanic city of El Monte. Her family immigrated from Guatemala in the early 80’s and she attributes her strong work ethnic to witnessing the struggles her family faced in order to build a better life in the United States. She strongly believes that it doesn’t matter where you come from but how hard you are willing to push yourself, how hard you are willing to work, and how bad you really want it.
Chacón graduated with a B.F.A in illustration from California State University- Fullerton.
Trisha Vo is a production supervisor who specializes in story & editorial for animated features and television production. She has worked in various capacities for DreamWorks Animation on projects including Guillermo del Toro’s TV series “3Below” as well as his Emmy-nominated series “Trollhunters.” Additionally, she helped develop and coordinate Croods, Turbo, and Home for DreamWorks Animation. She is currently supervising on Glen Keane’s Over the Moon for Netflix and Pearl Studio.