Frank Gladstone has been working as a professional animator, producer, director, writer and teacher for more than 45 years. From 1973 to 1989, he managed his own Emmy award-winning studio, Persistence of Vision, producing commercials and educational films, and has since held management positions at Disney, Warner Brothers and DreamWorks, among others. He is currently the executive director of ASIFA-Hollywood, the world’s largest honorary animation association, is the executive producer of the animation industry’s annual Annie Awards, and the CEO of Gladstone Film, consulting for animation studios and productions worldwide.
Additionally, Frank teaches animation history at CalState Long Beach and continues to teach about animation, story structure, production techniques and cinematic fundamentals at studios, secondary schools, colleges and professional guilds in North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. He recently directed the independent feature THE HERO OF COLOR CITY, has been Artist-in-Residence for the ACME Network, served on the board of directors of the Visual Effects Society and has been a commissioner and past chair of the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission.