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Tracey Miller-Zarneke

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English and Business Administration, Tracey Miller-Zarneke launched her career working in publicity and film production. She began as a public relations account executive at an agency in Beverly Hills, working with entertainment, retail and non-profit clients. TMZ next joined The Walt Disney Company for a stint in Buena Vista Pictures Marketing, working on the opening publicity campaigns for feature films such as The Lion King and Toy Story, and enjoying her role on the team that wrangled such grand events as the premiere of Pocahontas for an audience of 100,000 in Central Park. She then shifted over to Walt Disney Feature Animation to work in production management on The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little, meanwhile unexpectedly voicing the role of Lizzie in Meet the Robinsons.  During her run at Disney, she also helped produce a documentary film about animation production entitled The Sweatbox, a project helmed by Trudie Styler and John Paul Davidson. 

TMZ then figured out a way to combine her education, writing practice and firsthand experience in CG and traditional animation pipelines. She has since been published as an author of “art of” books in support of five animated films: Disney's Meet the Robinsons, Sony’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda 2.

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                     Photography by Chris Otto