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Paving Your Own Path in Production

You’re passionately pursuing a career in Production Management. You’ve gotten your foot in the door, have some experience under your belt, and you’re ready to take that next step. This circle is a safe and nurturing space to learn about alternative production career paths, uncover your passions/strengths, refine your voice and get support and mentorship in growing your career.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
3-5 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:  First Sunday of the month. Third Thursday of the month

Meeting Times:  Sundays 9am PT/12pm ET,  Thursdays 7pm PT/10pm ET

Circle Leader

Jacqueline Jones

A natural problem solver and challenge seeker with an insatiable curiosity for learning, Jackie is dedicated to fostering belonging, unlocking human potential, and building workplaces where employees are empowered and inspired to contribute their best self.​ ​She is an ivy league educated woman of color, a mother, a wife and travel junkie with over a decade of feature film animation production experience.

She is currently the Senior Manager of Production at Blue Sky Studios where she helped create and now directly oversees the Talent Management and Training Departments leading efforts to build structures and processes that support employee growth, inspire vulnerability, champion representation, and operationalize culture.

Title/Expertise:  Creative Director

Company:  Wizards Of The Coast

Location:  CT

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Vandana Pulijaal

Vandana Pulijaal is a Producer with over 11 years of experience in the animation industry. Starting her career at Blue Sky Studios, Vandana has worked extensively in production across multiple disciplines. While there, she helped to build and lead the Promotional Content & Communications department, partnering with studio leadership to creatively produce and oversee the production of the studios’ theatrical and digital marketing campaigns. Most recently she joined the team at Frame Machine as a Producer working on content for AAA games.

Title/Expertise:  Producer

Company:  Frame Machine

Location:  New York City

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