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Baruch Inbar

Los Angeles, CA, USA
BARUCH INBAR, an accomplished art director and hands on designer, with success in creating, developing, packaging and selling high quality, franchise-oriented entertainment properties: animated features, films, books, toys and merchandising and branded entertainment. Possess up-to-date knowledge of entertainment industry, design, merchandise development, and educational trends in family genres. Proven track record of successful creative management and business leadership. Combine ability to create and identify and develop winning properties, in-depth understanding of studio system and worldwide business marketplace, strength in brand building across multiple platforms. Exceptional relationships with talented artists, writers and performers across all media. Gifted designer and artist, storyteller, designer, thinker and writer.

Work Experience

SNAUT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL

Leading a multi disciplinary studio with a roster of talents in the fields of: branding and identity, design, animation development, character development for TV, toy design, visual development, storyboarding, advertising campaigns, merchandise and product development, original content writing for film, TV, art and creative direction, graphic design, ideation, conceptualization, creative consulting.

• Media Factory, India – Producer-Developing an animated feature film with an independent animation studio from Bollywood, India on their feature MAGIK. Services included: securing initial $4M financing, story development, creative consulting, securing talents with top agencies.

• Jason Clark, Sprocketdyne Entertainment – Creative consulting on an animated feature film with an A list Hollywood producer – Jason Clark (Stuart Little, Monster House).

• Advertising presentations: Consulting to Fortune 500 list companies on advertising campaigns creative development: AT&T, Capital One, Disney Resorts and others.

• Animation Lab, Israel - Producer-Developing an animated feature film and design with an independent animation studio from Jerusalem, Israel, on their debut animated feature THE WILD BUNCH.

• Billable Hours, LTD., “My Pet Lawyer” – Developing a new toy concept from concept to completion. Toy is currently sold online (www.MyPetLawyer.com) and at selected toy stores.

• Ascendant Pictures and Maureen Donley - Producer-Developing an animated feature film with an independent Hollywood studio, and Maureen Donley (The Little Mermaid, Toy Story).

• Sony Games – Creative consultation on various video games concepts: Stuart Little, The Legend of Dragoon and Digimon World.

• Good Cop/ Bad Cop - Producer-Developing characters and environments for an animated web show for Brainstorm Animations, LLC.

• No Limit documentary – Developing a brand and identity for an award winning indie documentary about the world poker tournament.
April 2003 - Los Angeles, California, United States

Fox 2000

INDEPENDENT PRODUCER AND CREATIVE CONSULTANT

After the studio optioned the WIND IN THE WILLOWS from Disney, Baruch was with the studio the CGI animated feature with a budget of $150 million, based on his adaptation of the novel by Kenneth Graham. Consults to the studio to develop the characters and story line and expand the property to cross platforms to become franchise oriented film and television.

• Consults the studio on screenplay development, film’s artistic direction, character design and the world within the film.

• Interviewed and worked with A list writers for the film, such as Darren Lemke (Shrek 4) and Mark Friedman (Home of The Brave). Provided notes, creative direction on story development and characters, and guided the writers on screenplay.

• Worked directly with A list agencies, such as Dan Aloni – CAA, Rob Carlson – WMA and others, regarding securing talent for the film.

• Worked directly with studio director Elizabeth Gabler (“Alvin and the Chipmunks”, “Marley and Me”) and Rodney Ferrell, a studio executive (“Eragon”) and A list film producer, Neil Moritz (“Sweet Home Alabama”, “Fast and the Furious”) – on film development and proposed directors.
July 2007 - June 2010 Los Angeles, California, United States

BUENA VISTA/ DISNEY MOTION PICTURES

BUENA VISTA/ DISNEY MOTION PICTURES – INDEPENDENT PRODUCER AND CREATIVE CONSULTANT

Pitched, and sold the Walt Disney Pictures/ Buena Vista studio studio executive Nina Jacobson, an animated feature adaptation to the classical novel THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Created original artwork, sculptures, character designs, set designs and wrote original treatment that the studio bought.

• Consults the studio on screenplay development, film’s artistic direction, character design and the world within the film.

• Interviewed and worked with A list directors for the film, such as Guilermo Del-Toro (“Hellboy”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”), and Jon Tutrtltaub (”The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, “National Treasure”).

• Provided notes, creative direction on story development and characters, and guided the writers on screenplay.

• Worked directly with studio executives Kristin Burr (“Alvin and the Chipmunks”, “Marley and Me”) and Casey Wolfe (“Eragon”) and A list film producer, Neil Moritz (“Sweet Home Alabama”, “Fast and the Furious”) – on film development and proposed directors.
February 2001 - May 2006 Burbank, United States

Education

Art Center College Of Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Illustration major/ Entertainment Design (2001) Distinction Award
September 1997 - April 2001 Pasadena, Canada

Languages

English (Fluent),
Hebrew (Fluent),
Russian (Native),
Arabic (Conversational),

Awards

Art Center College Of Design

Alumni Achievement Award

200605

Skills

Advertising, Animation, Branding, Character Design, Concept Art, Content Creation, Creative Direction, Directing, Graphic Design, Producing, Team Leadership, Web Development, Writing, Design, Film, Product Toy Design,

Additional Information

AFFILIATIONS

Board Member Katharsis, Inc. – a non profit corporation –Malibu, CA (educates adults and children about health, nutrition and well being)

Board Member, Neve-Hanna Children’s Home, Israel (provides home for distressed and abandoned children)