LAIKA's Head of Production, ARIANNE SUTNER also produced the Oscar®-nominated ParaNorman (2012). She was Animation/FX Producer on Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and FX Unit Production Manager on Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. She was the Dailies and Storyboard Coordinator on The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick; Editorial Coordinator on Selick’s James and the Giant Peach; and Scheduling Manager for A Bug’s Life. A longtime production manager and line producer with a specialty in stop-motion animation, her credits span commercials, video games, shorts, PSAs, music videos, television series, and feature films. Ms. Sutner line-produced Phantom Investigators, a stop-motion series on WB Kids!; and the third and fourth seasons of the stop-motion show Life With Loopy, for Nickelodeon’s Kablam! series. Her commercials career included work as production manager on Foot Soldiers, a CLIO Award-winning spot blending live-action with stop-motion. She was Assistant Director on The Big Day Off, a live-action short film that won the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Spire Award.