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A Welcome From Max

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ron rocha

Freddie Errington

leon joosen

Heather Kenyon

Tayah Howard

Tayah Howard

Irma Cartaya-Torre

Irma Cartaya-Torre

jay shindell

Jay Shindell

Steve Hickner

Steve Hickner

Mark Simon

Mark Simon

Steve Burch

Steve Burch

Ramsay McBean

Ramsay McBean

Ricky Roxburgh

Ricky Roxburgh

rob hummel

Rob Hummel

ron rocha

Ron Rocha



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Welcome to the Max Howard Consulting Group

Max Howard and his consulting partners offer the inside track on animation feature production.  An unparalleled group of executives and directors have been assembled to provide first-hand knowledge of how to develop, produce and distribute animated content for feature films and television.

Max Howard provides lectures and workshops on the art of storytelling and pitching, design and production for the feature animation industry.  Utilizing his years of experience, Max’s workshops offering insight on how to apply those techniques of film production and storytelling techniques to any business, even non entertainment companies, with the goal of developing unique business plans and marketing solutions.

In addition, Max offers three highly entertaining personal programs:  A retrospective of Max Howard’s 30 years in the feature animation industry.  Cricket, the quintessentially English sport that baffles and bamboozles, is explained.  All Things British - everything you wanted to know about them but were afraid to ask!

Max Howard

"Max Howard is an essential link in the modern evolutionary development of feature animation. His creative fingerprints are on some of the most significant productions from the major studios. He provides a remarkable perspective and, to put a ribbon on the package, is an astute visionary. When he talks, it is an excellent idea to listen carefully." -Ed Hook


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Upcoming Events




Moscow, Russia

June 1, 2019

Max will be lecturing on "Creating an Effective Story and How to Pitch it" at the Global Animation Forum.

Shanghai, China

June 10 - 14, 2019

Max will be jury president for the TV animation category at the 25th Shanghai TV Festival.

Nanjing, China

June 17 - 18, 2019

Max will be lecturing at the International School of Communication at the University of China Nanjing.


Hong Kong

Nov 4 - 6, 2019

Max will be attending the Global University Film Awards.

Los Angeles, California

Nov 21 - 24, 2019

Max will attend the CTN Animation Expo.


Upcoming Travels


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London, UK

Mar 14 – May 31, 2019






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Recent Events


Los Angeles, California

Nov 15 - 18, 2018

Max attended the CTNX Animation Expo.

Hong Kong

Nov 7 - 9, 2018

Max was on the Jury for the Hong Kong Student Film Festival.

Hong Kong

Nov 7, 2018

Max gave a lecture on Story and Pitching.



Sept 24 - 29, 2018

Max spoke on The business of Animation at Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn 3D, VFX, Games and Concept Art Festival.


Kiev, Ukraine

Sept 17-21, 2018

Max gave a lecture ‘So you wanna be a producer’ - a guide to producing independent animated features at Kyiv Media Week (KMW).

Shanghai, China

August 21 – 31, 2018

Max visited his Melwood Pictures Studio at DeTao.


Shanghai, China

June 19 – 29, 2018

Max visited his Melwood Pictures Studio at DeTao.

Shanghai, China

June 19 - 25, 2018

Max attended the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Hainan, China

June 26th, 2018

Max lectured on storytelling for animated features at Hainan University.


Hangzhou, China

April 26 - 28, 2018

Max attended the China International Film Festival

Hainan, China

April 15, 2018

Max visited Hainan University.

Shanghai, China

Mar 24 – Apr 29, 2018

Max visited his Melwood Pictures Studio at DeTao.


Shenzhen, China

March 23, 2018

Max visited GDC studio.

Hong Kong

March 22th, 2018

Max visited Hong Kong Baptist University.

Hong Kong

March 19 - 22, 2018

Max attended the Hong Kong film festival.


Beijing, China

March 16, 2018

Max gave a lecture on storytelling for animated features at Peking University.

Shanghai, China

Mar 6 – 15, 2018

Max visited his Melwood Pictures Studio at DeTao.


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