Pixar Execs To Keep A Foot In Both Ends Of California
Pixar's John Lasseter and Ed Catmull plan to spend eight days a month at Pixar's studios in the Bay Area and eight days at Disney's studios in Burbank, while setting aside five days per month that may be spent at either place, the New York Times reported today (Monday). In an interview with the newspaper, Lasseter, who is Pixar's chief creative officer, said that he and Catmull, Pixar's president, could hold video conferences with executives and staffs at either location, wherever they might be, as well as monitor productions. "Even if I can't be in [Burbank]," he said, "I can be watching reels. ... I can be looking at the art direction."