As an official and FREE session for the Latina Writers Conference, this panel will feature three Latina animation writers and showcase the different career stages of writing for animation from staff writer (Jeannette Lara) to story editor (Norma P. Sepulveda) to showrunner (Natasha Kline). The discussion will also dig into how each writer navigates and draws inspiration from their respective identities and histories.
Angela M. Sánchez: Staff Writer on PRIMOS at Disney Television Animation
Natasha Kline: Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer on PRIMOS at Disney Television Animation Emmy-Nominated Natasha Kline is the Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer of Disney Channel’s PRIMOS. A storyboard artist, director, designer, and writer, Kline’s credits on both the big and small screen include BIG CITY GREENS, SOUTH PARK, BOJACK HORSEMAN, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, HEY ARNOLD: THE JUNGLE MOVIE, and HOME: ADVENTURES WITH TIP & OH.
Norma P. Sepulveda: Story Editor on DISNEY JUNIOR’S ARIEL at Wild Canary
Norma P. Sepulveda is a Story Editor on DISNEY JUNIOR’S ARIEL. Norma has written on Disney Junior’s FIREBUDS, MICKEY MOUSE FUNHOUSE, and ELENA OF AVALOR, and Netflix’s SPIRIT RANGERS. In 2020, she sold and developed an original series at Netflix and is currently in development with a new project at Disney Junior.
Jeannette Lara: Freelance Writer
Jeannette credits her love for storytelling to comics, anime, and playing with Barbie dolls and action figures. A finalist for ScreenCraft’s 2019 Animation Competition and Quarter Finalist for the 2016 Nicholls Fellowship in Screenwriting, she has written on ALMA’S WAY, RAINBOW HIGH, SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS, and other upcoming projects.
Join In-Person: Sunday, July 30th, 5pm at Ave 50 Studio
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