Moving to DreamWorks Animation!
I am so beyond thrilled to say that I will officially be transferring to my dream movie studio, DreamWorks Animation, to begin work on the Croods 2 film with the character department!!! The Bell family will officially be moving to Los Angeles!! I’m happy I get to stay within the Universal family. It has been years in the making, and I’ve never worked this hard on anything in my entire life. Animation is what sets my soul on fire, and I am so proud to finally get there now.
To say that Universal Studios has given me everything is an understatement. They hired me for my first job ever, and I spent 7 years with Harry Potter. I met my husband there, and I’ve made so many great friends who mean the world to me. During those 7 years I finished my first animated short film at UCF, and ended up working some pretty amazing production gigs on the side. But in between jobs I would always come back that place I called home.
Two and a half years ago, I joined the Universal Creative design team helping to develop the new Universal Studios theme park in Beijing China. I worked alongside so many talented artists and engineers who inspire you to be the best you every day. I’ve grown and learned so much within this company, and I’ve never once taken it all for granted. I’m sad I won’t be able to see any of my parks get built, but you can bet I’ll be there waiting on opening day!
I will cherish all of the memories I made in Orlando over the past 28 years. Florida is my home and I will miss it dearly. Cheers to all the support I’ve gotten over the years, and to everyone who stayed by my side constantly bringing me up during my heartbreaks of rejection, and times I’ve wanted to give up. It’s going to be terrifying moving away from all of the people I love, but I’ve never been more excited to start this next chapter of my life. It’s going to be a heck of a ride, and I can’t wait to have my family by my side. Look for me in the movie credits in 2020! 💕