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Fred Seibert (via Skype)
Fred Seibert is the founder of Frederator Networks, co-founder of Thirty Labs, and a serial media entrepreneur.
He was the first creative director of MTV and the last president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Fred was the founder of Next New Networks (acquired by YouTube). He’s on the board of directors of Sawhorse Media, and was the first investor in Tumblr.
Frederator Networks is Channel Frederator, the leading online cartoon network, Frederator Studios, an independent production company with hits on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, Cartoon Hangover, the home of ‘Bravest Warriors’ and ‘Bee & PuppyCat’ (the most funded web series Kickstarter in history), and Frederator Books. Frederator distributes hundreds of independently owned, animator operated, YouTube channels. Thirty Labs is a technology start-up studio, focused exclusively on video innovations.
Animation has a healthy history on the internet and in this session we will be talking to a group of talented animators who have made their mark on the internet as well as creatives who have chosen to move from traditional broadcasters to this new viewing platform. We’ll explore whether animation is thriving on the internet, whether the extreme variations in quality affect broader attitudes towards animation and whether the internet is a breeding ground for new animation talent. We’ll also discuss whether it’s possible to make money from animation online and the benefits and disadvantages of not working with…