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Head of Layout
Sony Pictures Animation
James Williams most recently served as Head of Layout on Sony Pictures Animation's family comedy sequel Hotel Transylvania 2.
He also served in the same capacity on Sony Pictures Animation's comedy hits Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 and Hotel Transylvania.
Previously, James was Rough Layout Supervisor on Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and Open Season 2, the sequel to Sony Pictures Animation's 2006 hit, Open Season. He developed a unique hand-held camera system for the critically acclaimed feature Surf's Up, an Academy Award® nominee for Best Animated Feature, winner of two Annie Awards and nominee for a total of ten Annie Awards and four VES Awards.
Prior to Surf's Up, James worked on Open Season and The Polar Express. Before joining Sony Pictures Animation, he worked on such projects as Space Jam, The Prince of Egypt, The Road To El Dorado, and Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron. James hails from Wales, UK.