Join writer/director Dean DeBlois in conversation with Variety chief film critic Peter Debruge.

Dean DeBlois joined DreamWorks in 2008. Golden Globe® winner and three-time Academy Award® nominee, Dean is the writer/director of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, one of the most popular animated franchises in film history. He is a regular at the Festival and the first images of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) were shown during the Screening Events in 2018. In addition to his animation work, Dean has also written and sold various live action feature film projects to Disney and Universal Studios. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Writers Guild, and Asifa.

Dean is currently in development on Micronauts for Paramount Pictures as both writer and director. He is attached to direct Treasure Island for Universal Pictures and Mandeville Films. Also in development at Universal Pictures is the live-action-hybrid project Storybook Ending, which he will write and direct, as well as produce alongside William Teitler.

The Masterclass will be on replay the day after the presentation on http://online.annecy.org/ until 30th June with a Festival pass.
Session in English only / Session en anglais uniquement
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    Annecy Festival
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    Dean DeBlois
    Writer, Director / Anvil Production
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    Peter Debruge
    Chief Film Critic / Variety