Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

August 2021 Houston Zoom Meeting

Date(s) - 08/02/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Emily Mollenkopf and Meredith Hom:
The Pixar Process (of Story Development)

Pixar Animation Studios has a story development process that is unique in the industry.  Development Executive Emily Mollenkopf will walk you through how Pixar scouts writers, matches them with directors, then supports them in creating engaging characters, believable worlds, and compelling stories. Department Manager Meredith Hom will then go through the basic stages of Pixar’s Production Pipeline from early Art development, to the final rendered images that you see on the big screen. 


Emily Mollenkopf is the Senior Development Executive at Pixar Animation Studios. Emily began her career at G4 Television producing content for X-Play and Attack of the Show. As Senior Development Executive Emily gives directors creative feedback as they begin the process of crafting their stories, matches them with screenwriters, and conducts research to help deepen the worlds of their films.  She holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA from USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program.

Meredith Hom is a feature film department manager, having managed teams such as Art, Story, and Editorial during her 10 year tenure at Pixar. After studying Interior Design at Louisiana State University, her path to film started by working on the 2011 remake of the classic film Foootloose! as an art department PA and has since brought her to Pixar to work in the animation industry! Her Pixar film credits include Finding Dory, Coco, and most recently, Soul.

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Topic: Chapter Meeting for Houston SCBWI

Time: Aug 2, 2021 06:30 PM

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Meeting ID: 976 3215 7153

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