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Chuck Sheetz: Directing 'The Simpsons'

Photo: FOXPhoto: FOXAs a kid in Philadelphia in the 1960s and ’70s, Sheetz fell in love with shows like Ralph Bakshi’s Mighty Heroes and old black-and-white Popeye cartoons from the 1930s, which prompted him to shoot his own three-minute animated film. But he didn’t have an animation career in mind when he enrolled in film school at UCLA. In fact, if his roommate hadn’t said, “I’m going to take an animation class.

Handpicked: Lindsay Wolfington

Moving into the profession of music supervision through an unpaid internship she landed thanks to networking connections from a fellow college alum, Wolfington was hired into a full-time position one week after working with supervisors Madonna Wade-Reed and Jennifer Pyken.

Distributive Properties: Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn originally planned on making his career in front of the camera, but after moving to Los Angeles, he quickly shifted to the other side. Landing an entry-level publicity job with the distributor Samuel Goldwyn Films, Quinn got a taste for the field by working on ‘90s movies like I Shot Andy Warhol.

Game Changer: Kellee Santiago

In March of 2012, Kellee Santiago and her team at thatgamecompany launched Journey, a PlayStation 3 game that scooped up eight Academy of Interactive Arts and Science awards including Game of the Year. Two months later, she announced she was leaving the company.

Last Laugh: Dave Finkel

Photo credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOXPhoto credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOXComedy is all fun and games until your contract calls for 25 episodes per season. For Dave Finkel, current New Girl executive producer, it can be sleepless, frustrating work.

True Colors: Parke Gregg

Directors and cinematographers focus on how to tell their story, but it’s people like Parke Gregg who ensure that the visual details of a film work in tandem with the director’s vision. Gregg, a self-taught colorist who’s now co-founder of the video post-production studio

In Focus: Bonnie Blake

Female camera operators are still the exception in film and TV, but that never deterred Bonnie Blake, who’s carved out an impressive career. She’s always in demand, and her credits read like a list of TV’s biggest hits, from Malcolm in the Middle to Monk to CSI: NY.

Freedom Fighter: Ann Shin

In her latest film, The Defector: Escape From North Korea, Canadian director Ann Shin profiles the plight of those who make it out of North Korea with both a traditional documentary that chronicles the human trafficking process and an interactive game that allows players to assume the part of a defecto

On Target: John Romero

In certain circles, John Romero is legendary as the self-taught game designer who pioneered the original first-person shooters. Romero’s career dates back to the early ‘80s when he published his first titles for the Apple II.