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Hueman, Artist

Allison Tinati, who paints under the moniker 'Hueman', grew up drawing and painting in Northern California, and received her degree in Design | Media Arts from UCLA in 2008. Whether she is creating delicate visions on canvas, or crushing massive walls with a spray can, she often draws on the human condition to create colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative, and the beautiful and grotesque. Hueman's unique freestyle process involves creating tightly refined compositions from a spontaneous beginning of paint splashes, drips, and sprays. Through this method she is interested in creating motion and dimension on flat, two-dimensional surfaces, and her layered works can be seen on public walls and in galleries worldwide. 

 Featured Press:
LA Times / LA Weekly / Hypebeast / Juxtapoz / Complex / Hi-Fructose / Graffiti Art Magazine / VNA Magazine / NPR / Huffington Post / 12oz Prophet / Arrested Motion / Warholian / LA Canvas / Players Magazine (Italy) / Grab Magazine (Italy)

Featured Clients:
Disney / Nike / NYX Cosmetics / L'Oreal / Universal Pictures / MTV / American Express / Microsoft

Books:
The Art of Spray (2017)
Illustrators Unlimited (Gestalten, 2011)

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Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment

Channing Dungey is president, ABC Entertainment, overseeing all development, programming, marketing and scheduling operations for ABC prime time and late-night. She reports to Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney|ABC Television. 

Since being named head of ABC Entertainment in February 2016, Dungey has shepherded in a wide variety of successful programming, including the most watched show on television, “Roseanne.” Additionally, she has successfully launched the No. 1 new drama on television and the No. 1 freshman show overall in Adults 18-49 in the 2017-18 season, “The Good Doctor.” Dungey is also responsible for the return of “American Idol” with host Ryan Seacrest and superstar judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, which currently ranks No. 1 during its two-hour Sunday time slot.

Under her direction, the network has proven to be the most social network on air and holds five of the top 10 most co-viewed series. By creating a supportive environment and supporting visionary storytelling, Dungey has created a hub for talented and provocative producers where they can realize their vision. The network has raised a platform for series such as “Splitting Up Together,” “black-ish,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The Goldbergs.” Additionally, she has helped reinvigorate long-running series such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” which is poised to break television records next season as the longest-running hospital drama on-air.  
 
Previously, Dungey was executive vice president, Drama Development, Movies & Miniseries, ABC Entertainment Group. In this position, she oversaw the development and production of all drama pilots, movies and miniseries, and the launch of new series for ABC Entertainment. Series she developed and launched include “Scandal,” “Quantico,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “American Crime” and “Once Upon a Time.” Prior, she was senior vice president, Drama Development, ABC Entertainment Group, since June 2009.

Dungey joined ABC Studios in 2004 as vice president, Drama Development, overseeing development and acquisition of drama programming for the studio. Her slate of programming included the award-winning and critically acclaimed ABC show “Private Practice,” CBS’s long-running drama “Criminal Minds,” the CW’s “Reaper” and Lifetime’s highest-rated series, “Army Wives.”

Dungey began her successful career in entertainment as a development assistant for Davis Entertainment at 20th Century Fox. She then became story editor at Steamroller Productions, Steven Seagal’s Warner Bros.-based company. She was later offered a job at the studio and served for five years as a Warner Bros. production executive, helping to develop and supervise a diverse range of commercially successful, critically acclaimed films, including “Bridges of Madison County,” “Heat,” “Twister,” “Rosewood,” “Space Jam” and “Practical Magic.”

Eager for new challenges, Dungey left the executive suite in the spring of 1998 to become senior vice president at Material, a film production company with a first-look deal at Warner Bros. She was named president in 2001. In January 2003, she partnered with Pamela Post, a producer formerly with Team Todd, and formed Dexterity Pictures. The production partnership was focused on making both studio and independent films, as well as developing television series. In the summer of 2004, a TV pitch meeting Dungey took with an ABC executive resulted in an offer to join the drama team at ABC Studios, then known as Touchstone Television.

Dungey, who graduated magna cum laude from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, is a visiting professor at the school and serves on the school’s executive board. She is also a founding member of Step Up, a national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping girls living in under-resourced communities to fulfill their educational potential. Dungey is a Los Angeles member of BAFTA and serves on the Board of the Motion Picture Television Fund.

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Jorge Gutierrez, Artist

Jorge R. Gutierrez (1975) is a Mexican animator, painter, writer & director who, along with his wife and muse Sandra Equihua, created the multiple Annie & Emmy Award winning animated television series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera for Nickelodeon

Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Gutierrez has completed various films, cartoons, illustrations and paintings exploring his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture.

Gutierrez attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where he received his BFA & MFA in Experimental Animation under Jules Engel. There he created the 3D short Carmelo, which won the 2001 Student Emmy Award in animation and was screened at various festivals around the world, including Kodak’s Emerging Filmmakers Program at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. In 2000, Gutierrez worked under animation legend Maurice Noble, for the art direction of Chuck Jones’ Timberwolf for Warner Bros. In 2001, he began creating  Jorge Gutierrez’ El Macho, an animated web series for Sony Pictures.

Gutierrez has also done character design for many animated series including Nickelodeon’sChalkZone, as well as WB’s ¡Mucha Lucha!, and Disney’s The Buzz on Maggie for which he was nominated for a 2006 Annie Award in character design. As a writer, he’s worked on Scholastic’s Maya & Miguel as well as Disney’s Brandy & Mr. Whiskers.

Gutierrez won two Annie Awards (Best TV Animated show & Best TV Character Design) and one Emmy (Best TV Character Design) working on El Tigre. He also created some of the sketches in Cartoon Network’s Mad.

Most recently, Gutierrez co-wrote and directed the animated feature The Book of Life for Reel FX and 20th Century Fox. The film was released on October 17, 2014. He earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film in 2014.