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Understanding Producing For Creatives

In this circle we will review the basics of a producer’s role & responsibilities in the animation pipeline and dive into some of the most important aspects of managing a production of any scale. From time management to budgeting and relationship building, we’ll touch on the keystones of a creative workflow from a producer’s perspective.

As a creative, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your working relationships with producers and how to apply those skills to managing your own workflow. We’ll chat with producers who made the leap to a creative role, and how that experience has impacted their effectiveness on the other side of the pipeline.

Topics will include:

  • Producers & the Animation Pipeline
  • How scheduling works
  • Budgeting – managing costs, rate setting
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Client management & etiquette
  • New business / sales
  • And more

Mentee Criteria

Exp Level:
0-1 year
1-3 years

  • Artists who want to work more effectively with their producers and in their own personal pipelines
  • Creatives who are interested in switching roles to become producers
  • Anyone aspiring to the producer role

Meeting Times & Dates

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

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8, 12/15

Meeting Times:  4pm-5pm PST

Circle Leader

Dotti Sinnott

Dotti Sinnott is Executive Producer of Golden Wolf. Before entering the animation industry, Dotti was an HR Administrator at the Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue store, where she managed schedules for more than 800 employees. She went on to become Senior Producer at Bigstar Motion Design, overseeing graphics for documentary and television series. In 2015, Dotti joined Golden Wolf’s London studio where she produced animation campaigns for commercial and broadcast clients, including Disney, Nike, Google, Adidas and Adult Swim. After two years abroad and a brief sabbatical at a sourdough bakery, Dotti launched the company’s first US office in New York.

Title/Expertise:  Executive Producer

Company:  Golden Wolf

Location:  New York City