MARK RISLEY

11111 Valley Spring Lane • Studio City, CA 91602 markrisley@roadrunner.com • 323.243.7959

Qualifications Summary

Directing for Film and Television: Wide-ranging knowledge of film and TV production from inception to completion. Strong directorial vision; ability to analyze story; write and edit treatments and scripts. Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with management, crew and internal and external groups. Producing for Television: Effective at budgeting, organizing and staffing; experience using production software and equipment. Ability to prioritize and organize workloads to meet strict deadlines; train and support crew. Strengths and Skills: Enthusiastic and creative; demonstrated ability to achieve objectives with quality results. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Background as writer, animator, sheet timer, storyboard artist and V.O director.

Selected Projects

Director • “Tinker Bell” (Disney) • “Tak & the Power of Juju” (Nick) • “Kitty‘s Dish” (Disney) • “Father of the Pride” (DreamWorks)

Producer/Director • “Rugrats” (Nick) • ”The Wild Thornberrys” (Nick) • “As Told by Ginger” (Nick) • “Rocket Power” (Nick)

Writer/Director • “Space Race” (upcoming) • “The Mr. Men Show” (CN) • ”Animal Explorer” (San Diego Zoo) • ”Spider-Man Adventures” (Marvel)

Storyboard/Sequence Direction • “The Rugrats Movie” (Paramount) • “The Wild Thornberrys Movie”
(Paramount)

Experience Benchmarks

Nominated at the Annecy International Festival of Animation in the Outstanding Direction category for And She Was Gone, an episode of the television series, As Told by Ginger. Received an Emmy as Supervising Director of the Nickelodeon television series, Rugrats.

2002 Annecy Award Rockie Award Genesis Award Outstanding Animated Program −As Told by Ginger. ♦ ♦ Awards & Nominations People’s Choice Primetime Emmy Daytime Emmy Favorite New Television Comedy − Father of the Pride. Worked closely with Jeffrey Katzenberg while directing NBC’s Father of the Pride television series. 2003 (win) Outstanding Direction −As Told by Ginger. 2000 (win) .♦ Collaborated with John Lasseter and Pixar’s Brain Trust while directing Tinker Bell & the Pixie Hollow Games for the Walt Disney Company. 2004 Outstanding Animated Program −As Told by Ginger. 2001 Outstanding Animated Program − Rugrats. 2001 − 2003 Outstanding Animated Program − The Wild Thornberrys. Developed an upcoming stereoscopic TV series for Nickelodeon UK at historic Pinewood studios in London. 2001 Best Children's Programming − The Wild Thornberrys.

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