Film producer, studio executive and one of Disney's most respected masterminds, Max Howard is credited for such cinematic icons as Who Framed Roger Rabit? and The Lion King. Now an independent filmmaker, Max tours the world to tell his story, offering audiences a backstage pass to Disney's most private processes. Interesting and insightful, he can provide expert knowledge of the animation industry, inspired by his time running Disney studios in London, Orlando, LA and Paris.
Whether presenting keynote speeches or motivating his audience to try their own hand at filmmaking, an event featuring Max is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. During his career, Max founded The Max Howard Consulting Group, an enterprise that set the bar for the animation industry. His first-hand knowledge has helped countless studios to hone their craft, from development and storytelling to funding and distribution. As a speaker, Max utilises this same knowledge to educate his audience.
As a humanitarian, Max has worked with UNICEF to bring aid to countries like South America and Africa. By using his gift of animation, he provided health and social messages essential to eradicating prejudices in the countries, like social and ethical harm. As a credit to Max's positive influence, both in animation and as a humanitarian, he was awarded an honorary degree from Teesside University and a role as Chancellor of the Children’s University for the Middlesbrough.
Whether he is presenting to schools or industry professionals, Max's ability to connect with his audience makes him a truly invaluable speaker. As President of the Exodus Film Group, his influence on the 2009 children's hit, Igor, contributed to its $30.7 million box office ratings. Additional hit films include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King - such highly impactful Disney films set the standard for animation. Max was even President of Warner Bros Feature Animation during the cult classic, Space Jam.
As an industry speaker, Max utilises his career as a consultant to educate his audience. Offering an insight into the lucrative world of filmmaking, his infectious passion for animation inspires audiences to cultivate their own creativity. From business management to creative innovation, a booking opportunity like Max is not to be missed.