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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.

People Headline News

ATKPLN Adds 3 Key Hires in Chicago Expansion

The studio, which kicked off the new year with a refreshed look and midwestern presence, adds Chicago-based creatives Daniel Pernikoff as associated creative director, Travis Saul as creative technical superviso,r and Scott Rachwalski as art director/CG supervisor.

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Taylor James Bolsters Creative Team with Key New Hires

Following a year of rapid growth, the studio gears up for 2022’s continued success by adding award-winning creative director Luciano Tapia, and CG leads Bill Mata and Fola Akinola.

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Woodblock Names Luiza Cruz-Flade and Crystal Campbell Executive Producers

Based in London and Berlin, respectively, new hires will bolster the studio’s growth in direct-to brand offerings, build the studio’s reputation in the UK and Europe, and develop and secure new projects.

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Barbara Ford Grant Named President NEP Prysm Stages

Role NEP Group’s newly formed business unit will focus on expanding company’s global virtual production solutions while supporting its network of permanent stages for film and tv.

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Adult Swim Promotes Gill Austin to VP/Creative Director

The Cartoon Network veteran began in 1996 as an intern working on ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast,’ before becoming a production assistant on the launch of Toonami; will now lead creative direction and implement all network promotion, communication, and sponsorships.

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David Derrick Jr. to Direct Disney’s ‘Moana’ Series

Musical being produced for Disney+ is set as the inaugural project at company’s new Vancouver studio opening later this year; Oscar-nominated Osnat Shurer will serve as the show’s producer.

Business Headline News

Sphere Media Acquires Montreal Animation Studio Sardine Productions

Company believes its move to snag the ‘Chop Chop Ninja’ and ‘My Goldfish is Evil!’ producer will strengthen its foothold in the international animation marketplace.

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Territory Studio Names Colleen Butler Executive Producer

Bringing extensive entertainment, gaming and publishing experience, the Mutiny Pictures co-founder will oversee business development out of company's San Francisco office.

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.

People Headline News

Genius Brands and ChizComm Founders Part Ways Under Contradictory Claims

Harold and Jennifer Chizick are out less than a year after their company was acquired by the growing kids’ media company; business will continue under the leadership of Donna MacNeil and Kathleen Campisano.

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.

Do It in the Cloud Headline News

DeadDrop Labs Helps WeFX ‘See’ with the Power of AWS

Cloud specialists help Toronto-based VFX studio adopt a scalable hybrid cloud-based infrastructure built on Amazon Web Services to tackle visual effects work on Apple TV+’s hit futuristic series.  

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.

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