Executive Producer, VP of Business Development and Licensing, Polygon Pictures
Jack Liang is an Executive Producer, Vice President of Int. Bus. Dev and Licensing at ground-breaking and emmy award winning Japan based CG animation studio Polygon Pictures Inc. He is a multi Primetime Emmy Nominee and Daytime Emmy winner for various series. Producing series such as Amazons Lost in Oz, Apple TV Stillwater, Love Death and Robots, Transformers War on Cybertron Trilogy, Star Wars Clone Wars, Star Wars Resistance, The Very Pulse of the Machine, Pacific Rim Into the Black and upcoming Marvel Spiderman Freshman Year. He also serves as Board of Directors for subsidiary studios, Polygon Pictures Malaysia and Polygon Studios India
Africa has a rich storytelling history and vibrant visual arts traditions to draw from in developing original anime and manga. This panel will explore how African artists and animators can leverage their cultural heritage and find global audiences hungry for fresh narratives. Our expert panelists will discuss building authentic African anime worlds, finding inspiration in folklore and spiritual traditions, using visual styles rooted in various African aesthetics, and pathways for exporting Africa-born anime to reach fans worldwide. Discover how the continent's creative talents are saying "Kizazi Moto!" (new generation) by spearheading an animation revolution.
Go behind the scenes of Polygon's hit mecha-anime series.