Creative Circles Forum:

Nickelodeon Experts Discuss the Creative Process in Animation Production

In Partnership With: 

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 Moderated By

Rich Magallanes


October 23, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm


Hosted by
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
231 E. Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91502


Due to our limited capacity, we are sold out!

Join us in February of 2015 for our next Creative Circles Forum!



This exclusive opportunity will feature expert panelists from Nickelodeon Animation Studio, who will share the process of creating an animated series from idea to draft to finished product, and explore the many career possibilities in the exciting field of animation production!

After the panel discussion, mix and mingle with the experts and our VIP guests at our hosted wine and cheese reception.


Learn more about our Moderator:

Rich MagallanesRich Magallanes

Senior Vice President, Animation Current Series
Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Rich Magallanes is Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Animation, and has more than 20 years experience in the entertainment industry. In his duties, Magallanes oversees Studio Production and Current Series for all of Nickelodeon’s leading animated hit series including: SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sanjay and Craig, Breadwinners and the upcoming Bad Seeds and Pig Goat Banana Cricket. Magallanes is also responsible for spearheading the international co-productions of Nickelodeon’s CG-animated series Rabbids Invasion, based off Ubisoft’s wildly successful video games Raving Rabbids, and Marathon Media’s Get Blake! Additionally, in his tenure with Nickelodeon, he also was the Creative Executive integral in the DreamWorks partnership for Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and Monsters Vs. Aliens.

Beyond production, Magallanes oversees Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts and the Writing and Artist Programs all of which enhance the ability to act as a pipeline for developing creative and innovative new talent. In addition, Magallanes recently incorporated the Social Media department which acts as a marketing function in keeping the animation studio relevant in today’s digital world as well as inspiring and cultivating new talent.

Prior to Nickelodeon, Magallanes worked in production on several motion pictures and independent films, and was a staff news writer for KSDO AM 1130 in San Diego.  He is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Journalism.


…and our esteemed Panelists:

David Steinberg

Senior Vice President, Animation Production
Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Jill Sanford

Vice President, Animation Development
Nickelodeon Animation Studios


Burbank Arts for All Foundation hosts these forums to bring together our community in support of the arts, arts education and creative innovation in Burbank.

Become a Circle of Champions member of the Burbank Arts for All Foundation and receive complimentary tickets to future Creative Circles Forum membership events!

Burbank Arts for All Foundation’s mission is to ensure every student in Burbank public schools receives a quality arts education as part of their core curriculum.



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