Studio Head, National Film Board of Canada
Michael Fukushima is the head of the National Film Board of Canada’s world-renowned Animation Studio, in Montreal. He has been making films since 1984, which is a lot of water under the bridge. Fukushima joined the NFB Animation Studio in 1990 as a filmmaker, then became a studio producer, and is now executive producer and studio head, with a lot of films (and some awards) under his belt. He now mostly produces the producers and offers up sagacity and wise-cracking bon mots.