Creator Spotlight

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Paving your destiny using the power of animation. The power of creativity and distribution is being democratized. Vivenne Medrano founded the animation studio SpindleHorse Toons, under which the pilot for Hazbin Hotel, the pilot and first season for Helluva Boss, and several animated shorts would be released. Medrano serves as the director, writer, and character designer for SpindleHorse Toons. Most Hazbin Hotel pilots were funded by money from her Patreon rather than income from YouTube’s algorithm. In October 2019, the pilot episode of Hazbin Hotel was released on Medrano’s YouTube channel. In November 2019, the pilot of Helluva Boss was also released on her YouTube channel. In 2023, scholar Ben Mitchell described Medrano’s Hazbin Hotel and Helluva Boss as series that were “sensationally popular.” He used Patreon to subsidize the show’s art “through monthly tiered payments.” As of 2024, it is the most successful adult animated series to premiere on Amazon Prime, cementing Medrano as one of the hottest animators in the business.  

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The Business of Being Latin

April 15 | 2:00PM - 2:45PM ET

A conversation and teaching about the power of creating your Brand and expanding your cultural reach. Talent’s passions can touch multiple ecosystems; let’s get an inside look at what strategic planning takes place in order to prevent someone from being successful outside of the craft in which they are most well known. An insightful conversation will help us get a longer-term view of how to expand your brand beyond what you might expect.

Jairo
Alvarado

Leslie
Grace

Lynette
Coll

Santiago
Zapata

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Ramos

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