Antran Manoogian has been a member of the Hollywood Branch of ASIFA, the International Animated Film Society, since 1978. An active member from the time he joined the organization, Manoogian was elected to the board of directors of ASIFA-Hollywood early in 1989, and later that year was appointed President, an office he holds to this day.
As President, Manoogian has overseen such major ASIFA-Hollywood events, as; the Annie Awards, animation’s highest and most prestigious awards ceremony, honoring outstanding achievements in the art and techniques of animation, the Animation Expo, an animation trade show and exhibition, and the Animation Art Festival, an event aimed at promoting the art of animation to the general public. Also under Manoogian’s leadership, ASIFA-Hollywood has embarked upon the organization’s most ambitious project, the creation of an animation archive, library and museum.
Besides serving as President of ASIFA-Hollywood, Manoogian has worked in the animation industry for over eighteen years. Working primarily as a producer, Manoogian has worked on numerous animated television series, commercials, interstitials, short subjects, and home videos, for such studios as Bagdasarian Productions, DIC, Hanna Barbera, Walt Disney Television Animation, and Tom T. Animation.
Besides his involvement with ASIFA-Hollywood, Manoogian is also involved in other professional organizations, such as: the Academy of Television Arts and Science, Women In Animation, and the Society for Animation Studies.
Manoogian is a graduate of California State University, at Northridge, with a BFA in Radio-Television-Film, with an emphasis in film production. The “info” link below will take you to ASIFA-Hollywood, where you can join ASIFA, find out about their many events and projects, or contact Antran Manoogian directly.
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