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‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Solar Opposites’ Workers Move to Unionize

The workers file to join The Animation Guild in a push for increased benefits and protections after their productions’ parent studios declined to voluntarily recognize them.

People Headline News

Nice Shoes Names John Koltai Creative Director

Experienced art director and multidisciplinary visual media expert will focus on the studio’s innovative motion graphic design for film, television, advertising, and other media.

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Hero4Hire Names Jane Wu Creative Director

Art direction and animation design expert brings multidisciplinary skills to studio’s expanding set of production, including motion design, character animation, and mixed media projects.

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.

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Smile + Wave Names Shenny Jaffer Executive Producer

Agency and animation production veteran joins post-production collective to support strategic and creative planning from conception through execution.

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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.

Festivals Events

OIAF 2022 Happening this Fall in Person

Begins: September 21, 2022

Scheduled for September 21 – September 25, the event will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

People Headline News

Conductor Technologies Names Julie McDonald Head of Business Development

VFX and animation industry veteran brings vast experience from biz dev at cloud-based animation platform Nimble Collective to editorial and post-supervision at Pixar Animation; in her new role she will assist studios and artists in quick and easy transitions to pop-up render capacity.

Events Headline News

SPARK FX 2022 Online Set for March 17-27

The visual effects conference highlights artistic and technology advances in VFX; programs will include a look at artificial intelligence, sessions focused on the industry’s business and people, production sessions, and presentations of concept art.

Business Headline News

Netflix and Alain Chabat's ‘Asterix’ Animated Series Moving Forward

The streamer teams up with Les Éditions Albert René, tapping TAT animation studio to create a new show based on the icon comic; the Toulouse-based studio has just launched a recruitment campaign to gear up for production on the series, scheduled to be released in 2024.

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Disney Television Animation Names Sarah Finn Senior Vice President

The longtime Disney executive has been promoted to ‘second-in-command,’ after serving as VP of Production and Executive Director; in her new role she will lead all physical production of the studio’s content for Disney+, Disney Junior, and Disney Channel.

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.

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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