Mary Coleman is the Senior Development Executive at Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios. For the past 16 years, she has worked with directors and writers to dig into their personal memories and create stories that adults and kids can relate to. Mary got her start in theatre, performing on stage, working behind the scenes and a stint as a director. She talks about time spent with her grandmother who fostered her creative side, how ‘faking it ‘till you make it’ left her dissatisfied, how live performance influences her process at Pixar, and her efforts to make sure Pixar fosters a woman director in the coming years. Pixar's latest film, "Inside Out," will be released in theaters on June 19.
Name: Mary Coleman
Current City: Berkeley CA
What are you listening to right now? Florence and the Machine
What movie changed your perspective? "Amadues," directed by Milos Forman
Who is your career role model? Theatre director Anne Bogart
What is a tool you can't live without? Duct tape
How do you take your tea? Jasmine green iced tea
What is your spirit animal? Otter
Any news/updates? I am beyond excited about our next Pixar film, INSIDE OUT, opening June 19th.
MUSIC FEATURED IN SHOW:
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Killing the Darlings: Reverend, Sweetness, The Lament of Coronado Brown, Swimming, 40K
Beast: Oculus, Yet
God Bless Your Weary Soul, Amanda Richardson: Voice in my Throat, Lost in Singapore, Vessel
Black Vessel EP: Manek and Ilona
365 Project: Awake Like Me (Improvisation No. 2), Black Hole of Calcutta