Studio Head, National Film Board of Canada
Michael Fukushima is executive producer of the NFB’s world-renowned English Animation Studio. After briefly freelancing following college, Fukushima joined the NFB Animation Studio in 1990 as a filmmaker, then became a producer, and is now head of the fabled studio, with over 200 films (and some nice awards) under his belt. In 2014 he became a member of the AMPAS® academy. Fukushima produces one or two films per year, recently by Oscar®-winners Alison Snowden, David Fine, and Torill Kove. When not overseeing the studio, he produces the producers and offers up pearls of wisdom and wise-cracking bon mots.