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A Welcome From Max

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ron rocha

Freddie Errington

leon joosen

Heather Kenyon

jay shindell

Jay Shindell

Steve Hickner

Steve Hickner

Mark Simon

Mark Simon

Penney F. Cox

Penney Finkelman Cox

Steve Burch

Steve Burch

Ramsay McBean

Ramsay McBean

Ricky Roxburgh

Ricky Roxburgh

rob hummel

Rob Hummel

ron rocha

Ron Rocha



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Welcome to the Max Howard Consulting Group

Max Howard and his consulting partners offer the inside track on animation feature production.  An unparalleled group of executives and directors have been assembled to provide first-hand knowledge of how to develop, produce and distribute animated content for feature films and television.

Max Howard provides lectures and workshops on the art of storytelling and pitching, design and production for the feature animation industry.  Utilizing his years of experience, Max’s workshops offering insight on how to apply those techniques of film production and storytelling techniques to any business, even non entertainment companies, with the goal of developing unique business plans and marketing solutions.

In addition, Max offers three highly entertaining personal programs:  A retrospective of Max Howard’s 25 years in the feature animation industry.  Cricket, the quintessentially English sport that baffles and bamboozles, is explained.  All Things British - everything you wanted to know about them but were afraid to ask!

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Upcoming Events




Klaipeda, Lithuania

February 18- 23, 2015

Max will be presenting a full day story and pitching workshop.

Lyon, France


March 4 – 7, 2015

Max will be attending Cartoon Movie.

Stuttgart, Germany


May 5 – 11, 2015

Max will be attending the International Trickfilm Festival of Animated Film.


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


September 5 – 6, 2015

Max will be attending Animex South East Asia.


Upcoming Travels


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Los Angeles, California

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Recent Events 2014


Burbank, California


November 21 – 23, 2014

Max was a speaker at the CTN Animation Expo.

Viborg, Denmark

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Max conducted a producer workshop.

London, UK

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Max attended the London Film Festival


Middlesbrough, UK

October 12, 2014

Max handed out degrees as Chancellor of Children's University.

Viborg, Denmark

Sae logoOctober 4 – 11, 2014

Max conducted The Pied Piper development workshop.


Los Angeles, California

Sae logoSeptember 27, 2014

Max attended the world premiere of The Hero of Color City.


Los Angeles, California

Sae logoSeptember 15 - 16, 2014

Max was a guest speaker at this year's United States China Film & TV Industry Expo.

read all about it here

Peterborough, UK

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Max was a judge at the 2014 Peterborough Film Awards.

Los Angeles, California

Gecko poster June 22, 2014

Steve presented a lecture on Animating Your Career at the Center Stage Gallery.

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Los Angeles, California

Gecko poster June 21, 2014

Steve Hickner presented a lecture on Storyboard and Filmmaking at the Center Stage Gallery.

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London, UK

June 17, 2014

Max and Ramsay announced the winners of the 2014 Euroscript Screen Story Competition.

read all about it here

Annecy, France

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Max presented a story and pitching masterclass at the 2014 Annecy Film Festival.

watch a short video from Annecy


Warsaw, Poland

May 22 - 23, 2014

Max attended the VAFA 2014 conference and speaking on Innovation in Animation (the latest trends and innovations in animation).

view photos here

Buckinghamshire, UK

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Max conducted a producer workshop.

read all about it here

Gran Canaria

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Max held a retrospective and workshops at the 2014 Animayo International Festival of Animated Films, Visual Effects and Videogames.


Stuttgart, Germany

April 22 - 27, 2014

Max was on the jury and presented a story / pitching workshop at the International Festival of Animated Film.

Middlesbrough, UK

February 12-15, 2014

Max gave a lecture “Pitching Your Project" on the 13th and 14th of February for Animex 2014.

Viborg, Denmark

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Max attended the graduation ceremony.


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