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Jun 1, 2011 - Bonnie Arnold Speaking at PRODUCED BY!

Bonnie Arnold will be speaking on the panel RAISING YOUR TENTPOLE: PRODUCING MOTION PICTURE FRANCHISES (Sponsored by GENERAL MOTORS) on Saturday.

Arnold is currently producing How to Train Your Dragon 2, the sequel to the Academy Award®-nominated original film from 2010, of which she also produced.  An accomplished filmmaker in nearly every genre, she also a produced the Sony Pictures Classics release The Last Station, which garnered two Oscar® nominations as well as award nominations from the Screen Actors Guild; the Golden Globes; and the Independent Spirit Awards, including a nomination for Best Picture.  In addition she produced the 2006 DreamWorks Animation release Over the Hedge, the Disney blockbuster Tarzan and the history-making film Toy Story, which combined have earned more than $1 billion in worldwide box office revenue.

Arnold’s previous production credits include a list of titles, among them the Oscar®-winning epic Western Dances with Wolves and the hit comedy The Addams Family.

Arnold’s interest in journalism led to her first entertainment industry assignment as the unit publicist for American Playhouse’s debut production, King of America.  Following that, she worked with several independent filmmakers via the American Film Institute and the Atlanta Independent Film and Video Festival.  Her work in promoting independent films influenced her decision to pursue a career as a producer.  Arnold is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Producers Guild of America.

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