Production Finance & Animation for Dummies Presented by Cliff McDowell


DATE:  JUNE 3, 2020



The eldest of 4 children, Cliff H.J. McDowell was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada – just hours south of director James Cameron’s home town. At a young age Cliff joined the Armed Forces where he served for several years. After his service Cliff became involved in a number of successful ventures in corporate finance, manufacturing, licensing and retail industries. He pursued acting ambitions in New York City, where he attended the world renowned William Esper Acting Studio (Jeff Goldblum, Aaron Eckhart, Patricia Heaton) . Cliff began his career distributing educational programming to China in 1999. He then landed his first production job at a Christian television studio in Toronto Canada, that produced a daily show of over 250 shows annually. In 2003 he developed and produced a slate of highly celebrated animation projects, completing over 100 episodes both in 2D and 3D. Some of his shows include Chuck Swindoll’s Paws & Tales the animated series, Adventures in Booga Booga Land (Parables of Jesus) The Masked Saint feature film (starring Diahann Carroll and Roddy Piper) Bibleman the Animated Series and most recently Sea Kids. He is the winner of multiple awards and his shows have been rated in the top 3 most watched children’s television shows in the United States. Multiple projects have received 5/5 doves from the Dove Foundations “family approved” rating. In 2007 Cliff formed his own Production Company, P23 Entertainment, focusing on Christian productions, TV programming, and feature films. With over 20 years in the entertainment industry Cliff has experience in film finance, tax credits, and co-treaty productions.


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