Ron Diamond (USA) is the founder of Acme Filmworks and co-founder and president of AWN (Animation World Network). Located in Hollywood, California and opened in 1990, Acme Filmworks is an animation production house that offers the talents of over 40 internationally renowned animators to the international advertising market. The animation studio, along with its directors, has received many animation and advertising awards including Academy Awards and nominations, Clio Awards, ASIFA Hollywood’s Annie Award and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. He collaborates with major studios Disney Feature Animation, DreamWorks, DreamWorks/PDI, Industrial Light and Magic, Pixar, Skywalker Ranch, Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Universal Studios Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Tippett Studios, Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox. His educational activities recently include an educational DVD in co-production with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to be sent to schools as part of the Academy Foundation’s educational curriculum.