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Artist Development Headline News

Nickelodeon Announces Participants for Annual Writing and Artist Programs

2022 program adds additional artist spot while expanding curriculum to include peer mentoring; the highly successful 2021 program saw artist participants staffed across Nickelodeon productions with all writers staffed across ViacomCBS.

And the Winner Is… Headline News

VIEW Conference Presents: Five Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Feature

Join the free March 4 online 'PreVIEW' conversation with 12 acclaimed directors and producers behind this year’s Oscar nomination line-up.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 148: How Twight is Entering the Animation Industry as an Independent Artist

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 11, 2022 at 9:04am

The aspiring animation artist shares how he picked up the skills necessary for a career in animation, the obstacles faced by independent artists, and his strategy for starting his own studio.

hybrid festivals Headline News

The VFX Festival 2022 Goes Hybrid

Escape Studio will hold the event’s 10th edition both online and in person, featuring talks, presentations, and career advice aimed at students, emerging talent, and industry professionals; the festival runs March 8-10.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP147: Rachel Gitlevich Shares How Titmouse New York Unionized In 2022

The 2D character animation veteran discusses the unionization of the New York-based animation studio, the history of animation studio unions, and resources for others interested in the unionization of their animation workplace.

Community Outreach Headline News

HBCU 20x20 and DreamWorks Animation Launch Talent Development Initiative

‘LAUNCH: HBCU Fellowship Program’ to offer select students from HBCUs a chance to participate in 8-week program of workshops, courses, and speaker series aimed at opening career path opportunities in the animation industry; applications now open through March 1, 2022.

Business Headline News

ScreenSkills Responds to BFI Closure of Young Audiences Content Fund

Popular program supporting creation of high-quality content for young audiences concludes its 3-year run on February 25; concerns include impact on training as well as industry wide talent shortages and workforce development.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Shares Official Event Trailer

Conference confirms presentations on the VFX behind ‘Reminiscence,’ ‘The Witcher,’ ‘Lost in Space,’ and ‘Stowaway;’ Animation Production Days is now accepting projects for the ‘Producer Programme.’

Storytelling with Unreal Headline News

Epic’s Virtual Production Week Showcases Unreal Engine’s Use Across the Industry

With highlights including production insights on Reel FX and Netflix’s ‘Super Giant Robot Brothers!’ series, event provides aspiring independents and industry vets alike with free online discussions all this week on the evolving influence of the real-time technology.

Animators Unite Headline News

The Animation Guild Celebrates 70th Anniversary

A collective voice to members across the animation industry, TAG has a storied history of advocacy and representation; early accomplishments include organizing Hanna-Barbera productions in 1958, followed in 1980 with the establishment of the American Animation Institute, and most recently extending its reach outside of LA with the organization of workers at Titmouse NY.

Machines Rule! Headline News

Mike Rianda Shares Manifesto for Making 'The Greatest Animated Movie of All Time'

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ writer/director says he was ‘terrified’ of making his first feature, and writing these creative rules helped bring his vision into focus.

Diversity and Inclusion in Animation Headline News

4th Annual BRIC Virtual Summit Line-Up Announced

Featuring an opening keynote by KidNation founder Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, the February 11-12 event will feature an executive workshop as well as speakers from NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, Disney, and DreamWorks.

Take the challenge Headline News

Sony Talent League by THU Finalists Announced

3 teams have been chosen for the 2nd edition of Sony and THU’s creative challenge, each receiving mentoring by leading industry creators, up to 10.000€ in funding and the chance to present their project at the next THU event.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia Wraps First Hybrid Edition in Tokyo

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 24, 2021 at 10:30am

2021 conference brought together over 3,000 computer graphics industry attendees from 41 countries, overcoming significant obstacles to attend the live program at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan.

Opportunity Knocks! Headline News

Walt Disney Animation Announces 2022 2D/Hand-Drawn Trainee Program

The 12-month program offers training across character animation, effects animation and cleanup under the mentorship of iconic masters such as Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn, Randy Haycock, and Rachel Bibb; deadline for applications is January 23, 2022.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Announces First Program Confirmations

The hybrid onsite/online event, running May 3-6, includes presentations from Apple TV+ on their space saga ‘Foundation,’ the story behind Steven Appleby’s first graphic novel ‘Dragman,’ and a keynote by program chair Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull.

Professional training Headline News

EPI Launching ‘Virtual Production Lab’ Workshop

In association with the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, the online training program for professional filmmakers offers practical training in virtual production; applications are now open – deadline for submission is January 31, 2022.

Business Headline News

Pearl Studio Launches Dream Frame Program

The Chinese animation studio has announced new animated features in development, in conjunction with newly launched initiatives to exploring new genres, promote Chinese culture and authentic storytelling while seeking, cultivating and supporting emerging industry talent.

Dare to Dream! Headline News

Kukua Releases ‘Super Sema’ Holiday Special Teaser

Sema comes together with family and friends to celebrate their hopes and dreams in ‘The Day of Dreams’ episode, executive produced by Lupita Nyong’o; the YouTube Original animated series is produced by the Nairobi-based edutainment studio’s award-winning female team.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Hybrid Conference to Continue as Planned

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10:27am

With a comprehensive range of onsite safety and hygiene measures in place, event will welcome attendees in-person at the Tokyo International Forum from December 14-17; international attendees will join virtually from all over the world.

PSAs Headline News

DreamWorks’ Trolls Team with UN to Promote Healthy Diet and Sustainable Living

Studio releases awareness-raising video as it joins United Nations, FAO, and UNF in a global campaign to encourage healthy eating and reduce food waste.

Community Outreach Headline News

LatinX in Animation Announces First LXiA Spark Animation Grant

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 15, 2021 at 9:33am

Sponsored by Netflix, the program will award two emerging independent Latinx animation filmmakers with money, mentorship, and support for production on an animated short film; submissions now being accepted through December 10.

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