David B. Levy, a director, writer and animator who balances industry work with independent projects, will speak at 7 p.m. tonight in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Levy has directed animated TV series and pilots for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Scholastic, Disney, Sesame Workshop, National Geographic and the Fox Broadcasting Company. As a writer, Levy has been engaged by major companies such as Garan Inc., Kidville and Classic Media to create animated projects based on existing properties and by Disney, which optioned one of his original creations. As an author, Levy has penned the three essential books on the animation business: "Your Career in Animation," "Animation Development" and "Directing Animation." He also is the co-author of the upcoming "Independently Animated: Bill Plympton" (2011), published by Rizzoli Press. “Grandpa Looked Like William Powell” is his sixth indie animated short film.