Max Howard
President, Exodus Film Group

Max Howard created and ran studios for Disney in London, Paris, Orlando, and Los Angeles, working on some of Disney's most memorable films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. As president of Warner Bros. Feature Animation, he oversaw such hit movies as The Iron Giant and Space Jam. At DreamWorks, he was co-executive producer for Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.

Throughout his illustrious animation career, Max has worked with UNICEF to bring health and social messages to developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and South America through the use of animation, underscoring the important role this medium can bring to overcome ethnic and social prejudices.

Max is currently president of Exodus Film Group, specializing in the production of animated feature films. The company's first production, Igor, was released last fall and is currently in theaters around the world.

Max is a sought-after consultant and lecturer for the animation industry, working with companies and organizations from all around the world. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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