Events in 2013



Burbank, California

awnNov 15-17, 2013

Max moderated these four events

Designing the 2 Worlds in Epic with Art Director and Illustrator Greg Couch

Digging Deeper: A Conversation Q+A with Legendary Animator Andreas Deja photos

Stop and Go: One Frame at A Time with VFX Stop Motion Pioneer Phil Tippet

Shot at a Time presented by Reel FX featuring Director Jimmy Hayward, Lead Animator Chris DiGiovanni, Lead Animator Travis Tohill and Animation Supervisor Rich McKain

Los Angeles, California


November 16, 2013

Max will be hosting the Southern California Cricket Association Annual Awards Dinner.

Santa Monica, California


November 6 - 13, 2013

Max attended the American Film Market.


Los Angeles, California

awnNovember 3 - 6, 2013

Max moderated a panel on Preparing Your Indie for U.S. Distribution at Animation Magazine’s ‘Feature Summit’.


read about it here

Middlesbrough, UK

October 15, 2013

Max handed out degrees as Chancellor of Children's University.

see the newspaper article here

Beijing, China

September 3 - 4, 2013

Max conducted a 2-day course at Tsinghua-Nikkei Institute.

see photos here


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

mexico logo August 8 - 11, 2013

Max was a guest speaker at the annual meeting of the High Tech Industry in the West of Mexico.

see photos here

Annecy, France

annecy logo June 10 - 14, 2013

Max attended the 2013 Annecy Film Festival.

Cannes, France

cannes logo May 14 - 24, 2013

Max attended the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.


Cannes, France

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May 22 - 24, 2013

Max was president of the jury.

Los Angeles, California

TeleseminarApril 16, 2013

Max hosted an internet teleseminar called "Pitching Animation" with Mark Simon

read all about it here

Kerala, India

February 25 – March 1

Max visited Toonz Animation.


Berlin, Germany

February 14 – 15

Max presented workshops and master classes at the Games Academy in Berlin. Max also presented a producer workshop, and lectured on Creativity in Business.

Berlin, Germany

February 11 – 15

Max attended the Berlin Film Festival

Middlesbrough, UK

February 7, 2013


Glasgow, Scotland

February 5, 2013

Max visited Glasgow School of Art.

Viborg, Denmark

Sae logoJanuary 21 – 25, 2013

Max attended the Animation Workshop.

Helsinki, Finland


January 17 - 18, 2013

Max visited Anima Vitae Animation Studio.