Writer/Director, Abominable, Dreamworks
Jill Culton is the Writer and Director of Dreamworks' latest feature film "Abominable". She is best known for directing Sony's first animated film "Open Season", the first female director of a big budget, computer-animated feature film. She studied at CalArts in the Character Animation program, were she later returned to teach animation at the school. As a storyboard artist and animator at Pixar, she worked on "Toy Story", "Toy Story 2", and "A Bug's Life", in addition to co-writing the original treatment for "Monsters, Inc.". She went on to become the Head of Development for that film. At Turner Features, she was the Directing Animator for the film "Cats Don't Dance". At ILM she co-developed "Curious George". She joined Sony Pictures Animation in 2003, a year after it opened its doors to begin producing animated features. During her years at Sony, Culton directied "Open Season," executive produced "Open Season 2," and developed "Hotel Transylvania".