Fairmont Royal York Hotel, September 9 – 11, 2024

Catherine Winder
CEO/EP
Wind Sun Sky Entertainment
Winder is the CEO/EP/Founder of Wind Sun Sky Entertainment, a Vancouver-based multimedia production company known for creating captivating story worlds for diverse audiences. With a focus on blending technology and storytelling, she pioneers innovative entertainment experiences. As co-creator of Future Chicken, she leads a ground-breaking multi-platform digital universe empowering children to address climate concerns. In children’s entertainment, WSS adapts popular properties like the Roblox game Twilight Daycare into innovative scripted series produced within the Roblox platform. She created Camp Bonkers, another multi-platform property encompassing a Roblox game, app, and variety show. WSS also produced the first-ever live interactive animated show, My Singing Monsters Fandemonium, based on the musical mobile game. Winder recently served as Executive Producer of the adult comedy animated series Psi Cops for Adult Swim Canada. Notably, she adapted the Invincible comic book into a hit animated series for Amazon Prime and continues to act as Executive Producer and transformed the graphic novel Super Dinosaur into an animated series, toy line, and game. Winder’s involvement also extended to the global phenomenon The Angry Birds Movie and its sequel, having adapted the popular Angry Birds game for the big screen. As former President/Executive Producer of Rainmaker Entertainment, she produced Escape from Planet Earth. Other influential roles include Executive Producer for Lucasfilm Animation, developing and producing Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As Senior Vice President at Fox Feature Animation, she oversaw the establishment of Blue Sky Studios and contributed to the Oscar®-nominated film Ice Age. Winder also served as Vice President at HBO Original Programming. Winder is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and has served on the national board of the Canadian Media Producers Association since 2019. She is also a co-author of the industry handbook Producing Animation.

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