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Longterm Career Success Starts Now

If you’re looking for work in the animation industry, chances are you’re not just hoping for a job, you’re hoping for a long career. When trying to build that career, it’s easy to focus on having a portfolio that pops, a writing sample that sings, or a CV that stands out from the crowd. But there’s a lot more to this work than the… work. In this circle, we’ll look at mindset, personal skills, and perspective shifts that are needed to set yourself for long term success.

We’ll talk about how to:

  • Embrace your inner rockstar, banish imposter syndrome, and show people how amazing you are as a team member and a person
  • Build a support system to cheer you on, hold yourself accountable, and celebrate wins with
  • Recognize and seize opportunities
  • Be your authentic self while building the career you’ve dreamed of
  • Cultivate confidence
  • Manage up
  • Tackle personal growth
  • Deal with the ups and downs of a long career

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
2-3 years
4+ years

Meeting Times & Dates

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

Times Per Month:  Weekly

Meeting Times: Tuesdays 6PM (PST)

Circle Leader

Shannon Eric Denton

Shannon Eric Denton has worked as a director and writer for virtually every animation studio in Hollywood on both Oscar and Emmy appreciated material. He was a producer on SyFy’s live-action series Con Man starring Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion & his mentor Stan Lee among others. Shannon is the co-founder of Monster Forge Productions.


Title/Expertise:  Writer/Director


Company:  Riot Games


Location:  Los Angeles


LinkedIn / Website:
imdb.com/name/nm0003015