5 participants chosen for first-of-its-kind paid one-year program, in partnership with DreamWorks and Illumination, to develop underrepresented voices in film and TV animation through workshops, seminars, sponsorship, and roundtable discussions.
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Netflix’s new animated musical preschool series from the prolific Peabody, Humanitas, NAACP, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Doc McStuffins’ creator brings diversity, inclusivity, and representation to the adventures of a courageous and curious kid living inside a natural history museum.
Company continues to expand its teams across creative, support, and production departments to service growing slate of film and TV projects; Kevin Mah joins as head of FX, Wassila Lmouaci and Marie-Ève Authier as VFX producers, and Sandra Najem as head of HR.
Short Film and Feature Animation branch adds 39 new members, with 34 added to the Visual Effects branch; Academy cuts number of new invitees while reaffirming goals to cultivate membership that reflects the diverse film community.
Three new installments mark the end of slavery in the U.S.; episodes feature activist Ms. Opal Lee, Saniya, the first national Miss Juneteenth winner, and the ancestor of Major General Granger, who read the proclamation in Texas that declared all slaves were free.
During an online panel, industry agencies, including Film London, Animation UK, BFI, and Screen Scotland, renewed their sector commitment while sharing business development, investment, and government support insights and strategies in the wake of COVID-19.
SUPPORT.HER offers women filmmakers – cis, trans, and non-binary inclusive – career guidance and assistance from industry professionals; applications now being accepted through July 31.
In a new era of preschool entertainment, the Emmy Award-winning 'Doc McStuffins' creator's animated series leads the way in representation, diversity, and inclusivity; watch the first episode now on Netflix Jr. YouTube – all episodes start streaming July 13.
Celebrating Pride Month, new episode recognizes kidsand families in the LGBTQIA+ community and how they express themselves and their individuality through various creative outlets.
AccessVFX and ScreenSkills launch Young Animator of the Year club and award program for aspiring young animators ages 13-18; teens will complete hands-on challenges set by UK animation studios with chance to compete for prizes.
Program lineup and list of presenters revealed for this year’s event, presented in collaboration with the Annecy International Animation Festival and Mifa 2021 hybrid editions, viewable beginning June 14; this year’s theme is ‘The Business Case for Diversity.’
With a goal of ‘50/50 by 2025,’ Women in Animation reveals new human resource tool to support equity in animation industry hiring; searchable database features verified candidates for jobs in the international production community.
Program sponsored by Film London and Arts Council England aims to support four black-identifying animators living in the UK by providing project development help, mentorship, and financing; applications deadline is June 22.
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, seven top creative professionals will participate in a panel discussion on creating community and fostering diversity in the animation industry.
Martinique’s ‘TOL’ named Best Caribbean Short Film, South African ‘The Sugarcane Man’ named Best International Student Film, and Malaysian ‘Biji’ named Best International Short Film, as Jamaica’s premier animation conference and festival came to a close Sunday night.
The eternally gloomy former The Smiths’ frontman has spoken out against the ‘harshly hateful tactics’ of a recent ‘The Simpsons’ episode, which pokes fun at his elitist and bigoted opinions.
Programs organized around the event’s theme include panels ‘Diversity in The Media Industry,’ ‘Black Women in the World of Animation,’ and ‘The Creation of ‘Hair Love’ – From Script to Screen;’ Free online programs kick off on April 21.
Studio’s latest effort to nurture animation talent will give voices to a new and diverse generation of artists with mentorship and support; program’s creative council will include veteran producers Pete Browngardt, Manny Hernandez, Katie Rice, and Aminder Dhaliwal.
Final anti-racism campaign spot developed by ‘Steven Universe’ creator Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey discusses the importance of changing the racist system by standing up and speaking up when seeing what’s unfair.
Nominated for two Annie Awards, Noelle Stevenson and DreamWorks Animation’s hit series may have ended its five-season Netflix run, but it’s unflinching support for lifestyle diversity, and message that love and friendship will conquer the fear of failure, will continue to positively impact audiences well into the future.
Women in Animation continues to expand its annual program by partnering with Black N’Animated, LatinX in Animation, and Rise Up Animation for special focus on mentoring women of color; mentee application submissions begin March 31.
Guidance outlines employers legal and ethical responsibilities; new suite of The Film and TV Charity services provides immediate support for victims.
Watch Disney’s legendary Oscar-nominated director as he and the Oscar-shortlisted film’s producers discuss bringing Pacific stories alive through animation.
The streaming giant earmarks the first $5 million of their recently announced Creative Equity Fund for programs that support and promote women in the global entertainment industry; watch the Women’s Day Netflix video, narrated by Janet Mock, honoring groundbreaking women in entertainment history.