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Monte Young has worked in the entertainment industry for more than two decades. His experience is in producing, writing, and directing feature films, such as ‘Hitters,’ ‘Gasp,’ and ‘The Wave.’ Monte has also developed television, including ‘Shanghai,’ ‘Queen of the Ring,’ and ‘Frank.’ Recently, Monte turned his focus to producing and directing animation and is now developing children’s educational television, including ‘Inspector Specs, Zoo Detective,’ ‘Bookends,’ ‘EmergenSea’ and ‘First Pets.’ Monte had been a board member of the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission for nearly 20 years. Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Monte worked as a finance attorney.

Dean Lyon is a world-renowned visual effects creator, animator, and computer graphics innovator with 30+ years experience. His career has included roles as CEO, Creative Director, VFX Supervisor, and Producer, working in feature films, television, commercials, interactive TV, computer games,virtual reality, and stereoscopic 3D. Dean has contributed to hundreds of television commercials and over 50 feature films including ‘Armageddon’, ‘Independence Day’, ‘Air Force One’and the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Dean is a member of both SMPTE and SIGGRAPH and was elected to the Visual Effects Society in recognition of his VFX Supervisor roles on “Without a Paddle,” “Spooked”, “Bogeyman” and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

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