A production management tool to keep every production on budget and on time
Award-winning animation software creator Toon Boom Animation has released a new animation production management and tracking tool, Producer 20. Our all-in-one digital pipeline solution supports studios in meeting the booming global demand for original animated content, while simultaneously responding to our industry’s evolving realities like production sites around the world and the growing numbers of artists working from home, by enabling production development and asset management for measurable increases in efficiency. Available for deployment on premises or in the cloud, Producer 20 provides studios with real-time universal visibility of activities and access to the progress of their animated features and series — making it easier to manage global production processes with up-to-date information, and enabling leaders to make the best decisions at the best times for the most savings.
“Lockdown and streaming services are driving an increase in demand for original animated content and any studio that wants to keep pace needs to be efficient and have oversight of their entire pipeline — that’s where Producer comes in,” says Francisco del Cueto, Co-President of Toon Boom Animation Inc. “Having worked alongside the world’s top studios for 25 years, we have listened to their feedback and learned from our experiences to develop a solution that makes animation production not only more efficient, but logistically easier.”
Instead of relying on spreadsheets and DIY solutions to keep teams aligned, Producer is a user-friendly tool that ensures studios stay on time and on budget by helping them track tasks, assets, scenes, production progress, team management, efficiencies across departments, reporting and more. “As a studio owner it is paramount for me to have a precise overview on each production at all times, with Producer I can be anywhere in the world visiting my clients and still have a perfect read of the status on each project. Producer provides live and customised data to the finest level.” stated Brice Poisson, CEO, MINTE.
A multi-production environment in one global platform, our digital solution also seamlessly integrates with the software teams use to create animated features and series — whether it is Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Toon Boom Harmony or third-party software. Producer 20 additionally offers reporting for all levels of studio management and has advanced potential for effective collaboration, communications and task delegation.
Producer 20 will be available in two package types, STUDIO and CLOUD, that are designed to reflect the amount of annual productions and users a studio has as well as their in-house resources. With STUDIO packages, the software is hosted on studios’ servers (cloud or on prem) and their IT teams manage its day-to-day use. CLOUD packages are designed for speedy, hassle-free deployment — with Toon Boom managing studios’ cloud deployment, hosted on one of the world’s most-recognized cloud service providers for added peace of mind.
To ensure studio teams are properly trained and supported, Toon Boom has created free online video training modules designed for different user profiles. In addition to our world-class customer support and a thriving global community, clients can quickly refer to these resources as reminders of Producer best practices.
What’s new in Producer 20
Producer 20 features
- Customizable workflows, user profiles and roles
- User-friendly interface
- Dashboards and advanced reporting: task reports, progress reports, team productivity, and more
- Customizable and automated triggers
- Central hub to connect every team member
- Task, scene and asset assignment
- Asset categorization, labeling and tags for simplified search
- Advanced filtering of projects, tasks, scenes, searches and more
- Potential for multi-production tracking
- Third-party software integration
Toon Boom is also offering studio clients the opportunity to test Producer for 21 days free of charge. Loaded with demo assets, teams can experience firsthand how they can manage assets, review dashboards for production, create reports, update scenes, make sample workflows, set up users and much more.
For more information on Toon Boom Producer 20 features, packages and pricing, and technical requirements, please visit: toonboom.com/products/producer.
About Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Toon Boom Animation Inc.’s award-winning software is the global standard for animation and storyboarding. Storyboard Pro and Harmony solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers who chose Toon Boom animation software for the development and creation of their productions include Disney Television Animation, Amazon, Fox Television Animation, Nelvana, Ubisoft, Toei Animation, The SPA Studios, Xilam and Boulder Media, to name a few. The technology is currently available in Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. For more information, visit: toonboom.com.
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