Gina Shay has over 25 years of experience producing animated films, which
includes a full decade of films and specials for DreamWorks Animation. Most recently,
she produced Trolls Band Together, the third installment of the blockbuster franchise
starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. Shay has been instrumental in the
success of the property, having also served as a producer of the two previous film,
Trolls World Tour and Trolls. In addition, she produced the box-office hit Shrek Forever
After, the fourth installment of the wildly successful Shrek franchise. Her list of shorts
include Shrek the Halls, Shrek’s first-ever original animated holiday special, and aired to
an enthusiastic response in November of 2007 on ABC.
Before joining DreamWorks Animation, Shay spent another decade producing for
Paramount Pictures serving as executive producer of The Spongebob Squarepants
Movie. She was also the co-producer on Paramount Pictures’ and Nickelodeons Movies’
first CG Oscar®-nominated animated feature film, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Prior to
that she was the line producer on the highly acclaimed, award-winning, CG animated
feature film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, where her responsibilities included
putting together a digital animation studio in just two months’ time in order to
accommodate the feature’s demanding production schedule.
Shay began her professional career in filmmaking as a production manager on
Ralph Bakshis’ and Paramount Pictures’ feature film Cool World. She then moved on to
Disney to serve as associate producer on two films, Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin and Pocahontas: Journey to a New World. She also worked on the virtual attraction
The Spiderman Ride for Universal Studios Theme Park. Shay attended Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.