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The Possibilities in Production: On getting a dream job, changing company culture, and moving personal projects forward

Just because you’re new to the animation industry (or maybe you haven’t even gotten in yet), doesn’t mean your possibilities are limited. Even if you’re still early in your career, you can still find jobs that light you up, create change in your workplace, and start making your mark as a creative.

If that sounds exciting to you, then come join us! In this circle, we’ll talk about finding those first few gigs, working inside studio culture, and how to present your ideas to people who can help make them happen.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
Student
0-1 year

This mentor circle is for recent grads or those with less than 2 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry and for creative people who are also interested in production management.

Meeting Times & Dates

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

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  Every other Thursday starting 4/15

Meeting Times:  6:30pm – 7:30pm (PST)

Circle Leader

Melina Cuffaro

Bio coming soon


Title/Expertise:  Production Assistant


Company:  Lucasfilm


Location: San Francisco, CA


LinkedIn / Website:
linkedin.com/in/melina-cuffaro