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From Script to Layout – How to be a Pre-Production Pro!

This mentor circle will explore various aspects of the pre-production pipeline – Script to Layout.

During your career you’ll probably be exposed to overseeing smaller sections as well as the full scope of pre-production departments depending on the project’s budget. We’ll discuss how the various departments are interlinked, understanding their dependencies and impact plus the benefit of grasping Pre-prod as a whole.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
1-3 Years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  Thursday evenings 

Meeting Times:   8pm SAST (UTC+2)

Circle Leader

Edelgard Slabbert

Edelgard Marancia Slabbert (born 18 December 1975) is a South African Animation Line Producer.

She worked on a variety live-action Commercials (Production Coordinator / Cast-Coordinator) School TV Series (Production Coordinator) & a NBC TV Series (Directors’ Assistant) between Nov 2007 and Aug 2009.

September 2009 (until Feb 2013) she joined Triggerfish Animation working on the Feature: Adventures in Zambezia (Director’s Assistant & Production Coordinator tracking all departments from Script VO – to Post-Production) followed by the Feature: KHUMBA (Director’s Assistant & Production Coordinator focusing on VO, ADR, Script, Edit and tracking all unto the end of PREVIZ-LAYOUT).

In March 2013 she joined Sunrise Animation Studios (until present) working on a number of production including the extensive Jungle Beat Series (Seasons 3,4,5,6,7,8) Jungle Beat Explorers, Juventus Christmas Specials, Various Sport Mascot Shorts, TeamJay (26 Episodes), Animated Feature – Jungle Beat: The Movie and currently in production on a new Animated Feature Film amongst a variety of other work in development.


Title/Expertise:  Line Producer


Company:  Sunrise Animation Studios


Location:  Cape Town, South Africa


LinkedIn / Website:
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