Washburn to Head Production at Super 7818 Apr, 2017
Design and media studio Super 78 has added animation veteran Paul Washburn as head of production and producer, it was announced April 18 by CEO and executive producer Dina Benadon, and president and creative director Brent Young. Washburn will report to both Benadon and Young.
In his position, Washburn will help oversee the day-to-day studio operations, interface with clients, vendors and brand partners, as well as artists, animators, and technicians, among many other duties.
Formerlly the creative production manager at Pixar, Washburn is coming off nearly a decade of working on animated features at Pixar, Sony and Paramount. Most recently, he partnered with former colleagues from Pixar to work on development for the Paramount Pictures animated film Amusement Park, to be released in 2018. Washburn also worked on the development of the recently released Sony animated picture Smurfs: The Lost Village. Among his other credits are Pixar’s Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur,\ and the soon to be released Cars 3. Washburn also worked in creative capacities at such companies as 180 Amsterdam, Kelton Global and Complex Media.
“As we look to the future and beyond the last 20 years of Super 78, we are thrilled to have Paul Washburn join our team and help expand the company into its next phase of growth,” Benadon said in a statement. “His unique creative skillset talent and boundless energy is a great compliment and we’re thrilled to have him onboard!”
“When we met Paul, we knew his capabilities and enthusiasm would make him an excellent addition to our already fantastic crew,” Young said in a statement. “He is sure to make 2017 a banner year for the company. We couldn’t be more excited.”
Washburn added, “Moving into the world of themed entertainment feels like a natural progression for me, especially because so many of Super 78’s attractions are media-based. It’s going to be a fantastic ride!”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Super 78 is a group of award-winning artists and technicians who deliver entertaining and educational stories across all platforms.