Brooke Keesling

Brooke Keesling is the Head of Animation Talent Development at Bento Box Entertainment. She has worked in the animation and VFX industry for decades as a filmmaker, in recruiting & development, and in education. Prior to joining Bento Box, Brooke recruited animation talent for Cartoon Network, Disney, and Warner Bros. Keesling earned her MFA at CalArts where she produced the stop-motion film, Meatclown and the Student Academy Award winning film Boobie Girl. Upon graduation, she worked in practical and miniature VFX on many films such as Inception, The Dark Knight, Hugo, and The Aviator. Brooke is a member of the Motion Picture Academy, the Television Academy, Women in Animation, and she’s the Vice President of ASIFA Hollywood. Brooke is also on the advisory board of the GLAS Animation Festival, and she teaches in the Character Animation department at CalArts.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/15


From Start to Pitch: Meet Bento Box Entertainment

Saturday 10/15 10:20AM - 11:20AM Room 208

Kelly Harper, Brooke Keesling, Bento Box

Come spend an hour conversing with Bento Box’s Kelly Harper (Creative Producer, Development and Special Projects) and Brooke Keesling (Head of Animation Talent Development) about how to get your foot in the door, learn about career opportunities in animation and best practices for pitching. A FOX Entertainment company, Bento Box Entertainment’s recent work includes programming on Apple TV+ (“Central Park”), FOX (multiple Emmy® Award-winning “Bob’s Burgers”, “Duncanville”,“The Great North” and “Housebroken”), Netflix (“Mulligan,” “Paradise PD,” Farzar), along with many other series, pilots and presentations.