Frank Gladstone has been working as a professional animator, producer, director, writer, and teacher for more than 45 years. From 1973 to 1989, he managed his own Emmy award-winning studio, Persistence of Vision, producing commercials, educational films, and short subjects, and has since held management positions at Disney, Warner Brothers, and DreamWorks, among other studios. Frank is currently the CEO of Gladstone Film Inc., consulting on animation, filmmaking skills and story structure at major studios worldwide. He recently directed the independent feature The Hero of Color City. Additionally, Frank continues to teach about animation, film history, production techniques, and cinematic fundamentals at studios, secondary schools, colleges, and professional guilds in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Frank is an adjunct professor at California State University, served as Artist-in-Residence for the ACME Network, sat on the board of directors of the Visual Effects Society and has been a commissioner and past chair of the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission. Frank is the executive director of the world's largest honorary animation association, ASIFA-Hollywood, and is the executive producer of the animation industry's annual Annie Awards.