Susan Slagle Rogers ’83 & Doug Rogers
Susan Slagle Rogers has extensive experience in the production realm of film, commercial and theatre industries. She is currently Producer for Technical Initiatives and Education for Dream Time, a division of DreamWorks Animation, where one of her current focuses is producing a new animated version of the DreamWorks Animation logo. Rogers was previously a producer on several animated film projects for the studio. She co-produced TURBO, which was released in 2013. Prior to her work on TURBO, Rogers served as a senior production executive for DreamWorks Animation, where she was in charge of all current projects in development at the studio. In this capacity, she also served as Production Executive for the Story, Art and Modeling departments as well as Production Staff mentor for both the Company¹s Glendale and Redwood City campuses. At DreamWorks Animation, Rogers leveraged her expertise in a number of roles including the positions of Associate Producer on MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, Senior Production Manager on KUNG FU PANDA and Animation and Back End Production Supervisor on SHARK TALE.
Before transitioning to DreamWorks Animation, Rogers spent time at PDI/DreamWorks where she thrived as Production Manager in the Commercial and Film Effects Division. In this role, Rogers oversaw a team that worked on theatrical blockbusters including MINORITY REPORT, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2 and A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. Rogers also oversaw a number of commercial projects for organizations and brands including NASA, Target, Visa, L’Oreal, Army National Guard and Kool-Aid. Rogers first foray into film came as an Associate Production Manager, a position she held at Fox Animation and again at Warner Bros. Feature Animation. Rogers began her career as a Production Stage Manager in live theater, where she managed 60 productions including plays, musicals, performance art, ballet, opera and rock n’ roll.
Susan Rogers grew up in Dallas, where she studied dance at the Texas Arts Magnet High School. She received a BFA in Theatre and Speech Communication from Southwestern University. Susan and her husband Douglas Rogers live in Glendale, California with their son Jackson, who is a junior at Clark Magnet School (for science and technology). Susan and Douglas Rogers are both active members of Pasadena 1st United Methodist Church, where Susan is a Lay Leader. They are regular supporters of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Friends in Deed and the Glendale Historical Society.
Douglas Rogers is a highly-respected designer with diverse experience encompassing several mediums and disciplines. Best known for his work as Art Director for DreamWorks Academy Award®-winning blockbuster, Shrek, Rogers has worked on numerous high-profile projects and is the recipient of many industry awards and top recognitions.
Currently, Rogers is the Concept Designer for Disney Imagineering, working on the enlargement of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Castle. In 2016, he completed several Imagineering design projects in conjunction with the opening of the new Shanghai Disneyland Resort.
Prior to his current work with Disney, Rogers was the Production Designer for Disney’s 2010 hit Tangled, and Visual Development Set Designer for 2009’s The Princess and the Frog. In 2007, he did development and identity design for his sixth DreamWorks film, Bee Movie. He also worked on Flushed Away, a co-production with Aardman Films of Bristol, England, the creators of Wallace and Gromit. Additional film projects include Sharktale and Puss and Boots.
For several years, Rogers was the resident designer of the Shakespeare Festival of Los Angeles. In 2010, he worked with Helen Hunt, David Ogden Stiers and Lyle Lovett in a joint production of Much Ado About Nothing with the Center Theater Group and the LA Shakespeare Center.
He also worked on Broadway as Associate Designer to Doug Schmidt in the Tony Award®-winning revival of Into the Woods. In 2004, Rogers collaborated with Eric Begosian on his play, Humpty Dumpty at San Jose Rep. In addition, Rogers worked as the Production Designer on the Deadwood Mysteries for HBO.
Previously, he designed Luciano Pavarotti¹s world tour and consulted on several television and live-concert productions. His graphic design work has ranged from a portrait of C.S. Lewis for ABC Records to the graphics system for the elevated mass transit system of Monterrey, Mexico.
Rogers work has received recognition from many respected competitions, galleries, museums, and publications including the New Orleans Museum of Art, The New York Jewish Museum, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Communication Arts, Print, and the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA).
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Baylor University and a Master of Fine Arts from The Yale University School of Drama. A native of Paris, Tennessee (home of the Worlds’ Biggest Fish Fry!), Rogers currently resides in Glendale, CA, where he attempts to keep up with his amazing wife Susan, a Producer for DreamWorks Animation, and their son Jackson.