Kendra Haaland is a producer of animated feature films, who most recently produced Wonder Park for Paramount Pictures, which will release in theaters worldwide in March 2019. With 20+ years of producing experience, her credits include the 2015 Golden Globe-winning How to Train Your Dragon 2 from DreamWorks Animation, and Walt Disney Feature Animations Hercules, Mulan and Atlantis as well as DisneyToon Studios DVD feature Little Mermaid 3.
She began her professional career at McCann-Erickson Advertising and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising in New York. Her big leap into animation happened by a chance meeting in 1991 with the director of FernGully, The Last Rainforest while on vacation visiting California. She was hired to work on FernGully, first as the Operations Manager before taking on the role of Overseas Production Manager. That experience was life changing and led to her current career in producing animated films. Kendra has a B.A. in Speech-Communications from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, AZ. She is also an Executive Coach with training from the College of Executive Coaching in Santa Barbara, CA.
“Women in Animation” (WIA) is the global organization that is dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the animation industry. WIA believes that equal representation in animation will result in richer, more diverse entertainment that will move our culture forward. WIA is committed to helping the industry achieve 50/50 representation by 2025. They offer scholarship, talent development, educational and mentorship resources, and they partner with independent and major studios to advocate for diversity. Come learn more about WIA’s mission and why it matters to all of us, on the 9th edition of Anibar on 18 of August, in “Jusuf Gervalla” cinema starting at 14:00.
This presentation was financially supported by US Embassy in Prishtina.