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VIP reception: 5:30 pm

Join us for an evening with J. Todd Anderson, storyboard artist for the Coen Brothers as he discusses his process, working in Hollywood, and more. Copies of his book, The Big Lebowski: The Official Storyboards will be available for sale & signing.

Presented in partnership with Women in Film Cincinnati.

TWIF/Mercantile Members: $15 Nonmembers: $25

VIP reception $150 (limited space available) Includes mingling with J. Todd Anderson; White Russians; snacks; a signed copy of The Big Lebowski: The Official Storyboards; admission to general program.

About J. Todd Anderson

J. Todd Anderson has been sharing his art with people since he was a young boy drawing pictures of super heroes for his mother’s friends to use on birthday cakes. Art classes in high school were a breeze for him, and as a grownup he continued developing his artistic talents taking film classes in college. He pursued a career in film and eventually connected with the Coen Brothers while they were making Raising Arizona. He was hired to storyboard the film, and found himself using both his art and film skills.

Since then, he has storyboarded such films as, The Predator, The Nice Guys, Men in Black I, Paul, The Dictator, The Stepford Wives, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and many others, in addition to every Coen Brother Film since Raising Arizona. His career in the film industry includes directing two feature films, and acting roles in several films. His character was shot and killed dead while running through the snow in Fargo. See him in the original poster.

Although he claims to be an alien sent to Earth to observe, he is existentially from Dayton, Ohio. See the birthplace of aviation.

According to J. Todd the best part of storyboarding is “when they send me the script and we have a good time drawing, and then when the movie comes out, the movie’s just as good as everything from the beginning.”

About Women in Film Cincinnati

Women in Film (WIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communications and media industries and to preserving the legacy of women within those industries.

Founded in 1973, Women In Film and its Women In Film Foundation provide for members an extensive network of contacts, educational programs, scholarships, film finishing funds and grants, access to employment opportunities, mentorships and numerous practical services in support of this mission.

The Cincinnati chapter was formed in 2016 to support the tri-state region with the following mission:

  • Create networking and professional development opportunities
  • Screen members’ work and highlight member achievements
  • Appreciate the art of film and educate the community
  • Develop and access funding for member projects
  • Promote equality for women in the industry

Proceeds benefit both the Mercantile Library and WIF Cincinnati. Both the Mercantile & WIF are IRS designated 501c3 non-profit organizations.

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The Art of the Storyboard
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