Warren Franklin, Producer, is a global leader of the animation and visual effects industry. As a founder and former CEO of Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment he helped to create one of the leading independent CG animation studios in the world. The Weinstein Company released rainmaker’s first original animated feature, Escape from Planet Earth, in 2013. Currently he is executive producing a 4-picture slate of animated features at Cinesite’s Montreal studios.
For 13 years Mr. Franklin was a key member of George Lucas’ creative and management team where he served as Group Vice President, managing six divisions, including Industrial Light & Magic, LucasArts and Skywalker Sound. As the VP and GM of ILM, Mr. Franklin spearheaded its growth and dominance as the industry’s premier visual effects company, which won nine Academy Awards during his tenure.