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Michael Dante DiMartino Biography

Award-Winning filmmaker Michael Dante DiMartino began his training at the Rhode Island School of Design where he graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Film and Animation Department. After moving to Los Angeles, he took a job as a director at Film Roman where he worked for six years on the prime-time animated series King of the Hill, Family Guy, and Mission Hill. During his tenure at Film Roman, DiMartino animated and directed the short animated film Atomic Love which has gone on to screen at festivals across the country, including Sundance, the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film also aired last year during the first season of Nickelodeon's Nicktoons Film Festival on the Nicktoons Channel. Now 31, DiMartino is co-creator and executive producer of Avatar: The Last Airbender (Source: