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Gary Schwartz

Single Frame Films

437 1/2 N. Genesee Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Gary Schwartz is an award winning animator, director, educator, artist and filmmaker.

Through his company, Single Frame Films, he has produced, designed and directed animation for Disney, Fox Television, Sesame Street, MTV, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

His talents have earned him numerous awards and honors. As an artist in residence he received three California Arts Council grants, the Bill Scott Award for a Good Story Well Told, and his work at Disney earned him an Emmy nomination for his Donald Duck 50th Birthday direction.

His work Animus is also held in the permanent collection of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Division of Educational Services.

Mr. Schwartz is currently on the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts, the California State Summer School for the Arts, and Film Arts Foundation. In addition, he taught at the University of Southern California and the American Film Institute.

Mr. Schwartz is also director of the animation program at the Encino Media Center for the Community Arts Partnership, as well as conducting animation workshops throughout the United States.

Although Mr. Schwartz's schedule is filled with professional endeavors, teaching, judging and exhibitions, he also finds time for civic activities through organizations such as the William James Association's Prison Arts Project, Twentieth Century Fox Studio/LA County Social Services, Nickelodeon Help-a-thon, Camarillo State Hospital, Miracle on 18th Street, an annual side street project benefit as well as conducting workshops at various corrections facilities, museums and festivals.




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