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Jessica Julius

Director, Creative Affairs at Walt Disney Animation Studios
Jessica Julius is a Director of Creative Affairs at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She has over 12 years experience in film development and production, most recently on Disney’s 2017 film releases Moana (nominated for two Academy Awards®) and the Oscar-winning Zootopia. She has worked on the Academy Award®-winning features Frozen and Big Hero 6, as well as the Academy Award®-nominated films Wreck-It Ralph, Winnie the Pooh, Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, and Bolt. She was the Story Production Supervisor on Frozen, the #1 animated feature film of all time, and is currently working with WDAS directors, writers and artists to craft their projects for 2018 and beyond.Jessica is the author of The Art of Moana, The Art of Zootopia, The Art of Big Hero 6, and multiple children’s picture books. She has served as a mentor and panelist for Cinestory, Women In Film, and the Austin Screenwriting Conference. Prior to Disney, Jessica worked as a publicist for Oscar®-nominated films ranging from Finding Nemo to Seabiscuit. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Film & Media Communications and Women’s Studies. Originally from Minneapolis, Jessica currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband.