Nickelodeon Animation Festival 2009

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  • Melissa Cobb
  • Jamie Kennedy
  • Sung Eun Kim
  • Roland Poindexter
  • Paul Vester
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Melissa Cobb

Melissa has been in the film business for almost 20 years and is still excited to come to work every day. She most recently produced the animated film KUNG FU PANDA and is currently a producer at DreamWorks Animation where she enjoys spending her time with some of world’s finest artists and animators and a pretty awesome panda named PO.

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Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy, a multitalented comedian-actor-writer-producer, is a true hyphenate. He may be seen acting in a film one minute and on stage doing stand up the next. Kennedy skyrocketed to fame with a groundbreaking performance and scene-stealing rants in Wes Craven's "Scream" and "Scream 2." Currently, Kennedy can be seen starring on CBS’s hit show "Ghost Whisperer" opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt and voicing the character Kyle from Nickelodeon’s new hit animated series, "Fanboy and Chum Chum."

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Sung Eun Kim

Sung Eun Kim majored in Visual Communication Design at Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea and has a graduate degree in Animation from UCLA. Her student film "Boogie and Diggie" won the Grand Prize and Student Award at the 2008 Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. Sung has found her talent in character driven animation comedy and continues to work on her profession.

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Roland Poindexter

Poindexter oversees the creative production management of the animated series currently in production for Nick’s core audience Kids 6-11 including "SpongeBob SquarePants," "The Penguins of Madagascar," & "The Fairly OddParents." Poindexter has been an television animation executive for over 15 years with previous positions at Nelvana, Fox Kids Network & Warner Bros. Animation.

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Paul Vester

Paul Vester started Speedy Films in 1972, working first of all in London and Paris, then in London and New York, making TV commercials and independent short films. He folded Speedy in 1997 and moved to Los Angeles, where he is currently Co-Director of the Program in Experimental Animation at CalArts. His most recent work is a short film, "In the Woods" (2008, 7 minutes), made with the help of a Guggenheim Fellowship.