LXiA May Networking Mixer & Guest Speaker Q&A
An Evening at Sony Pictures Animation
Featuring Guest Speakers:
Phil Lord, Writer & Producer, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Christina Steinberg, Producer, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Miguel Jiron, Story Artist, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Date: Wednesday, May 15th
Location: 9050 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Guest Speaker Q&A: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Networking Mixer: 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Come out to our LXiA May Networking Mixer & Guest Speaker Q&A with Guest Speakers Phil Lord, Christina Steinberg, and Miguel Jiron. The Q&A and Networking Mixer will take place at Sony Pictures Animation.
The Q&A will focus on the Oscar-winning Animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the journey that it took to bring it to the screen. The Q&A will explore the idea of bringing Afro-Latino, Miles Morales, to the big screen and the screenwriting process. It will also focus on the unique production process and innovative pipeline created to bring such a visually rich and ground breaking animation to the big screen. It will also discuss the storyboarding process, and the creativity behind the complex action sequences. Lastly, it will focus on the background and animation journey of all three guest speakers, and the lessons they have learned along the way.
There are one LXiA EventBrite RSVP Tickets. The RSVP ticket includes both the Q&A and Networking Mixer.
Sony Pictures Animation is a closed studio. Must RSVP via EventBrite in order to guarantee entry to the event. No guests allowed. ID must be presented at the gate for entry.
Producer & Writer, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Phil Lord is a producer and writer for Sony Pictures Animation's latest feature film, the Academy Award®-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” He and Chris Miller are the prolific multi-hyphenate duo behind some of today’s most successful films and television series including "The Lego Movie," franchise, "21 Jump Street" and "22 Jump Street," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and the television series “The Last Man on Earth.” Known for their unique sensibilities and maverick mindset as writer-producer-directors, Lord and Miller have spent their careers pushing the boundaries of creativity to deliver a fresh, unexpected perspective with each of their projects. Their projects have successfully drawn in audiences of all demographics time and time again, have garnered over $3.3 billion at the worldwide box office and have earned them an Academy Award, an Emmy nomination, multiple BAFTA’s and Critics Choice Awards. Up next, they are developing to direct the feature The Last Human for Sony and Artemis, based on the novel by The Martian author Andy Weir for Fox and New Regency. Their most recent television project, the animated series Bless The Harts, created by Emily Spiveypremieres on Fox this fall.
Lord graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in Art History. His college animated short "Man Bites Breakfast" won “Best Animation” at the 1998 New England Film and Video Festival and was also included in several other festivals, including ASIFA East and ASIFA San Francisco. He is a native of Coconut Grove, Florida, and likes bikes.
Producer, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Christina Steinberg is a producer for Sony Pictures Animation's latest feature film, the Academy Award®-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
Prior to joining Sony Pictures Animation, Steinberg worked at DreamWorks Animation for 12 years where she most recently produced “Trollhunters,” a Netflix Original series created and directed by Guillermo del Toro. Steinberg also served as the executive producer for “Bee Movie” alongside Jerry Seinfeld, and “Rise of the Guardians,” which both received numerous Best Animated Feature nominations from various organizations including the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Producers Guild of America and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Steinberg began her entertainment career as a production creative executive for Touchstone Pictures and rose to the role of senior vice president of production. At Touchstone, Steinberg oversaw numerous feature films and collaborated with filmmakers including Robert Redford, Penny Marshall, and Jerry Bruckheimer. In 1998, Steinberg joined Junction Entertainment, where she partnered with Director Jon Turteltaub and served as the co-producer for “Instinct,” producer for “The Kid,” and executive producer for the hit “National Treasure” franchise.
Steinberg is a graduate of The Spence School in Manhattan and graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University.
Story Artist, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Miguel Jiron is a story artist at Sony Pictures Animation, who most recently worked on the studio's latest feature film, the Academy Award®-winning“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Jiron also directed an original short titled “Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham,” for the home entertainment release of the film.
Jiron has directed several animated shorts, which have screened at film festivals around the world including SXSW, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Slamdance, Ottawa International Animated Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. He has also painted for artist Takashi Murakami.
In 2015, Jiron was named one of Variety's Top Animators to Watch, and in 2018, one of Animation Magazine's Rising Stars.