Libby Ward: Writer, Creator, Harbinger of Whimsy!
Producer/Story Editor, Jon Colton Barry, commends Libby, "The amazing thing is you are thinking SO far outside the box, at this point, that you've single-handedly widened my own thought process about possibility."
Lead Animator at Psyop, Will Kistler, appreciates, "in situations where long hours or heavy workloads can make people negative, Libby naturally turns to the positive instead."
This uncanny ability to manage every project with an equal amount of efficiency, positivity and humor, makes Libby an asset to any production and an inspiration to her colleagues. A regular festival laureate and independent creator, Libby has also written over a hundred hours of television, from rad to ridiculous, airing on TLC, Game Show Network, Hulu, and her favorite: “Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!” on Cartoon Network! A graduate of the famed Second City conservatory, she loves working with teammates who she can "Yes, And;" she's always got your back.
Libby has an ingrained appreciation for being a joyous oddball. Her insatiable curiosity has taken her on literal journeys across the world (and beneath the oceans) and intellectual journeys: magical, musical, scientific and social.
"She is creative, hardworking and she has a wonderful sense of humor. Libby would be an asset any production. My best endorsement -- for anyone -- is that I want to work with them again. I hope Ward and I will work on many more projects in the future!" -Mark Kirkland (Three time Emmy winning director: The Simpsons)
"I've read her work and performed with her in improv classes and have been extremely impressed with how funny she is, how bright she is, and what a positive energy she has. It's that energy, that spirit, that supportive nature that really makes Libby shine above all others. The comic chops are there, but it's who she is that makes her special."
- Ken Levine (Emmy winner and Writer/Producer: M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier)
"When we worked together and the script needed to be adjusted, Libby not only was responsive to the notes given, but she ran with them, constantly leading the charge to come up with something that worked even better and fit the needs of our project. As a producer Libby is a tireless worker and skilled at prioritizing...In situations where long hours or heavy workloads can make people negative, Libby naturally turns to the positive instead."
-Will Kistler (Animation Lead: Life of Pi, Animator: Jurassic World, Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
"I feel that Libby has a unique voice for dialogue, character and humor...Her writing skills continue to impress me and her discipline for the work is admirable. She is a great team player and a pleasant colleague. I have no doubt that she has the potential for making a real contribution to our industry."
-Jennie Lew Tugend (Producer: Radio Flyer, Lethal Weapon, Free Willy)
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