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Category: Diversity and Inclusion

Business Headline News

Design Collective Mighty Oak Joins Alkemy X’s Rep Roster

All-women boutique design and animation studio brings expertise in handmade animation techniques fused with live-action to campaigns for numerous high-end clients. 

Diversity Headline News

Producers Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román Talk ‘Klaus’ Crew Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:17pm

New featurette highlights how the filmmakers prioritized inclusion in building one of the most diverse crews in animation history.

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Short Circuit Revealed: 14 Diverse New Animated Shorts Now Playing on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 24, 2020 at 6:46pm

Disney’s innovative experimental short film program that began in 2016 has just premiered its inaugural set of distinctly different films from 14 first-time directors. 

Animation Festivals Headline News

5th Annual GLAS Animation Festival Coming March 19 - 22

Festival releases initial GLAS 2020 speaker line-up and signal film, directed by Lénaïg Le Moigne and featuring sounds by Skillbard. 

diversity and inclusion Headline News

There’s Still Time! Universal Animation Writers Program Submission Deadline is January 17

Entries are still being accepted for studio’s first-of-its kind paid writing program.

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Universal Extends Animation Writers Program Submission Deadline to January 17

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:42am

Entries for studio’s first-of-its-kind paid writing program, which combines both TV and film content development, now being excepted through January 17, 2020.

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Universal Launches Animation Writers Program

Submissions now being accepted for Global Talent Development & Inclusion department’s first-of-its-kind paid writing program that combines both TV and film content development.

call for entries Events

Call For Entries: Festival of Cinema NYC

Begins: August 7, 2020

Sponsored by Regal Entertainment, the festival is currently seeking films of all lengths and genres - including animation! Save 10% off your submission fee when you use code AWNFCNYC on FilmFreeway.com.

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FXX’s ‘Cake’ is Serving Up a Tasty Selection of Animated Shorts

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 5:12pm

Midway through its first season, smart film selections deftly illustrate just how inspiring and entertaining animated shorts can be. 

wia Headline News

Women in Animation Announces 3rd Annual WIA Diversity Award Winners

Sony Pictures Animation, Netflix’s Melissa Cobb and director Brenda Lopez’s ‘Abeo’ will be honored at upcoming Spark Animation 2019, which runs October 24-27 in Vancouver. 

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Complete VIEW 2019 Program Released

Last minute confirmations pack an already expanded roster featuring top industry speakers; directors Jill Culton, Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois, Conrad Vernon, Sergio Pablos, Peter Ramsey and Eric Darnell lead an all-star lineup.

SVOD Headline News

Hulu’s ‘The Bravest Knight’ Launching 8 New Episodes October 11

Hulu Original series, a finalist for the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence award, breaks new ground with a message of inclusion in storytelling to young audiences.

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Jamie Mitchell Helps Kids Embrace Their Uniqueness in Disney Junior’s ‘Fancy Nancy’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1:43pm

With Season 2 launching October 4, and a Season 3 renewal in hand, the show’s executive producer discusses his series about an eccentric 6-year-old girl that is aspirational, relatable, and funny.

People Headline News

Walt Disney Animation Announces Four New Films and Directors

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:52pm

Carlos Lopez Estrada, Josie Trinidad, Suzi Yoonessi and Marc Smith will all develop new animated films as the company continues to expand its commitments to diversity and inclusion.

Film Festival Events

Celebrate Diversity in Film! 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Call for Entries

Begins: February 20, 2020 (All day)

INDIE FILMMAKERS … Do you have an awesome film? Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway! 

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Jorge Gutierrez Shares His Inspirational Path of Most Resistance

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 26, 2019 at 4:07pm

The ‘Son of Jaguar’ and ‘The Book of Life’ director takes center stage at TV Academy diversity in animation celebration to wow the crowd with his uplifting story of a career spent fighting against all odds.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women in Animation Summit Set for July 29 at SIGGRAPH 2019

Condensed version of WIA’s annual Summit to feature keynote by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who will present landmark USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study.

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