Eric Calderon has been in the international animation business since 1994. Shortly after graduating with a Business degree in Marketing from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Eric began work at the recently established MTV Animation as a development reader and story analyst for the animated series Aeon Flux. By the end of 1999, Eric was the Director of Development for the entire MTV Animation studio leading the department to green light over a dozen new animated series and specials including his own creation ‘Cartoon Sushi’ and ‘Virtual Bill.’ After MTV, He went on to work for the fledgling internet streaming company Atom Films in Seattle for a year before taking a position with anime studio Gonzo Digimation Holding (GDH Inc) where he led the Japanese studio’s international creative business development (2002-2008). Following that, Eric founded Wild Boar Media, Inc. which produced animated pilots, music videos, and a feature film. Since going independent, Eric has written an original graphic novel (Cold Space) and produces, directs, writes, and consults for a variety of animated TV series, video game shorts, feature films, and online streaming opportunities. From 2015-2017, Eric served as the Show Runner and Writer for the short digital series Transformers: Combiner Wars (8 eps x 5 min) and also wrote all the scripts for the 2nd season ‘Titans Return’ (10 eps x 11 min) and in 2018, he produced a direct-to-DVD feature for Warner Bros Animation.
With this 26 years’ experience in writing, development, & co-productions for animation specifically in the US, Canada, South East Asia, and Japan, he is currently a SVP of Development for Octopie Studios, an animation studio owned by Joe & Anthony Russo (Avengers Directors). Also, founder and host of ‘Surviving Animation,’ an industry-focused educational YouTube channel.