SPEAKER

Blanca Lista

Vice President Production Feature Films, Jim Henson Co.

CONFERENCE – The art of pitching for Hollywood

BIOGRAPHY

Blanca Lista is currently leading such highly anticipated projects as Fraggle Rock and The Power of the Dark Crystal, as well as collaborating on new projects like Happy Krampus !, The Portable Door, and Frog and Toad animated films, Pinocchio (of Guillermo del Toro), as well as Which Witch produces, writes and starring Billy Crystal.
In 2009, she joined Jim Henson Company as Head of Scenario and Production Director for Project Development: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day from Disney. Prior to joining the company, she was a creative assistant at Warners Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
A graduate of Bard College in the Film and Studies of Asia program, Ms. Lista is also a recipient of a Master of Fine Arts with a Honors in Film from the prestigious program in Transmedia Arts / Media / Design at LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium. During her stay in Brussels, Lista was a resident artist at the Bains Connective art gallery. Finally, Blanca Lista currently oversees the feature film animation, hybrid film, puppet and action film division, a rapidly expanding division of the Jim Henson Company.