As president of Lion Forge Animation, Carl Reed jointly oversees the studio’s film, television, and digital units. He directs LFA’s robust production and distribution practices, as well as establishes and cultivates relationships with key creators and industry partners. The studio produced “Hair Love,” the 2020 Academy Award-winning “Best Animated Short Film.” Reed also serves as Chief Creative Officer for Polarity. Over the course of his 20-year career in media creation, Reed has worked with high-profile clients to produce a variety of content, from comic books to broadcast animated series, toys, and video games. Clients have included Cartoon Network, Global TV (Canada), MTV, Nickelodeon, Spin Master toys, Walt Disney Co., WarnerMedia, and more. Alongside founder David Steward II, he cofounded Lion Forge in 2011, with a focus on leading creative operations.
Moderator: Dr. Oscar Williams, David Steward II, Carl Reed, Terry Baker, Justin Savage, Ayoka Lawson