Mr Shuzo John Shiota
President/ CEO/ Executive Producer, Polygon Pictures Inc.
Shuzo is currently the President and CEO of Polygon Pictures Inc.
Shuzo joined Polygon Pictures (Polygon) in 1999, and spear headed the company's transition from a boutique studio to a full-capacity animation service studio. As studio head, Shuzo has spearheaded efforts to cultivate Polygon's overseas presence, helping the studio to become a leading developer of TV series and content targeted at the foreign market.
Shuzo's producer credits include award winning short subjects "Croccotires: traction AAA," "Polygon Family 2," the TV series "Mr.Digital Tokoro," which was nominated for the Annies in 2001, and "Boneheads", a 7 minute short for Nickelodeon. He is also the recipient of the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards for his contributions to the TV series, "Transformers Prime" as its Executive Producer.
He has juried on various animation competitions, including Prix Ars Electronica (2003-2006, 2009), SIGGRAPH CAF (2004 & 2005), SIGGRAPH Asia CAF(2012, 2014-16), TBS Digicon 6, Annecy (2016) as well as numerous domestic student competitions. In 2008, Shuzo was chosen as one of the "25 Toon Titans of Asia" by Animation Magazine. He has given talks around the world, among them the USA, Denmark, Germany, France, Korea, Singapore, China, Thailand, Taiwan, as well as in TEDxKyoto 2015.
Shuzo graduated from Sophia University, majoring in International Law and his hobbies include playing in a band.
Digital Entertainment Summit 2018
Date: 21 March, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM