Frank Gladstone has been working as a professional animator, producer, director, writer and teacher for more than twenty-five years. From 1973 to 1989, he managed his own award-winning studio, Persistence of Vision, Inc., producing commercials and educational films, and has since worked for the feature animation divisions at Disney, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks. Besides his studio credentials, Frank has spoken on animation at schools and institutions around the country, in the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and Asia and has taught various animation and cinematography courses and workshops for the University of Miami, VIFX, Cinesite, UNICEF, Gnomon Digital, Nickelodeon, UCLA, San Jose State, USC and Stanford University. Frank has designed courses and helped train literally hundreds of people who work in the animation industry. Currently, Frank is the Head of Artist Development and Recruitment at DreamWorks SKG Animation.
Additionally, Frank serves on several
school advisory boards, philanthropic and educational organizations, produces
public service television commercials and is a member of the City of Glendale,
California Arts and Culture Commission.