Producer, consultant share creative ambition behind Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 16:00 in Mathematics & Economics

Academy Award-winning producer Darla Anderson will deliver the Adams House Women’s Leadership Lecture on Friday, in recognition of her success with the Pixar hit “Coco,” about the ancestral journey of a young Mexican musician. Anderson and “Coco” will also be celebrated on Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), at an event co-sponsored by the Office for the Arts’ Learning from Performers Program, Cultural Agents Initiative, and Department of Romance Languages. It will feature a screening of the film and a conversation between Anderson and Marcela Davison Aviles ’80, who served as lead cultural consultant on “Coco.” Q&A Darla Anderson and Marcela Davison Aviles GAZETTE: As women in the film industry, can you talk about your roles shepherding “Coco” to top honors at the Oscars and the Golden Globes, as well as your own individual paths to success? Anderson: We were so focused on making sure the cultural nuances were accurate in this film that I don’t know that we got...

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