Former Pixar Creative Production Manager Paul Washburn Heads Production At Super 78
***THE AWARD-WINNING STUDIO CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES WORLDWIDE***
LOS ANGELES, CA, April 18, 2017 – Celebrating its 20th year anniversary, Super 78, a leading themed entertainment design and media studio, is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Washburn as its Head of Production and Producer, it was announced today by CEO and Executive Producer Dina Benadon and President and Creative Director Brent Young. Washburn will report to both Benadon and Young.
In his position, Washburn will help oversee the day-to-day studio operations, interface with clients, vendors and brand partners, as well as artists, animators, and technicians, among many other duties.
Washburn brings a wealth of production expertise to Super 78 with nearly a decade of working on animated features at Pixar, Sony and Paramount. Most recently, he partnered with former colleagues from Pixar to work on development for the Paramount Pictures animated film, Amusement Park, to be released in 2018. Washburn also worked on the development of the recently released Sony animated picture, Smurfs: The Lost Village. Among his other credits are Pixar’s Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur, and the soon to be released Cars 3. Washburn also worked in creative capacities at such diverse companies as 180 Amsterdam, Kelton Global and Complex Media. Hailing from the Detroit area, Paul maintains close ties with the creative community in his hometown and is proudly raising two University of Michigan Wolverines fanatics.
“As we look to the future and beyond the last 20 years of Super 78, we are thrilled to have Paul Washburn join our team and help expand the company into its next phase of growth,” said Dina Benadon. “His unique creative skillset, talent and boundless energy is a great compliment and we’re thrilled to have him onboard!”
“When we met Paul, we knew his capabilities and enthusiasm would make him an excellent addition to our already fantastic crew,” said Brent Young. “He is sure to make 2017 a banner year for the company. We couldn’t be more excited.”
Washburn added, “Moving into the world of themed entertainment feels like a natural progression for me, especially because so many of Super 78’s attractions are media-based. It’s going to be a fantastic ride!”
About Super 78
Super 78 is a group of award winning artists and technicians who deliver entertaining and educational stories across all platforms. With 20 years of experience, the award winning creative, production and special venue company extends well-known brands and intellectual properties into special venues and the experiential marketplace.
With offices in Los Angeles and partners worldwide, Super 78 continues to expand by creating, producing and owning live action, animated and graphic content for the global market. Super 78 has earned recognition and numerous accolades including Emmy, THEA, Visual Effects Society, Telly and Create Nominations and Awards. Visit super78.com.