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Motion Picture Academy Headline News

Academy Invites 395 New Members

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.

Mentoring Women in Animation Headline News

Netflix and WIA Vancouver Expand Animation Career EXCELerator Program

Women in Animation Vancouver’s ACE program mentors, supports, and trains women to help develop and create their own original IP; applications for 2022-2024 program open at the Spark Animation Festival 2021.

The Push for a Diverse Academy Headline News

Academy Cuts 2021 New Member Expansion in Half

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 8:32am

Noting the need to ensure proper staffing and infrastructure to support ongoing growth, the Academy announces invitee limits while reaffirming goals to cultivate membership that reflects the diverse film community.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Launches 2021 Spring Mentorship Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:54am

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.  

diversity and inclusion Headline News

EU Report: Women Direct Only 22% of Feature Films

New study finds women still account for a minority of directing and screenwriting positions in feature films and TV.

gender diversity Headline News

Did SpongeBob SquarePants Comes out as LGBTQIA+?

For Pride Month, Nickelodeon tweeted a picture featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, leading to speculation about the hit animated sea-dweller’s long-rumored sexuality.

Women in Animation Headline News

USC Annenberg Releases Groundbreaking Animation Industry Gender Study

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:26am

‘Inclusion Initiative’ study results, presented at 3rd Annual Women in Animation World Summit in Annecy, reveal some positive industry gains, but mostly areas of startling gender inequality and bias.

Women in Animation Headline News

Speakers Announced for Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9:13am

Program lineup and initial list of presenters for third annual symposium, taking place June 10, highlight important focus on “Belonging” and critical topics affecting women working in the animation industry.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Jenn Taylor Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ Loot Train Attack at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:37am

Image Engine lead animator details her work creating Drogon the dragon in the hit HBO series’ Season 7 Episode 4 battle where the Lannister army is incinerated as it tries to flee. 

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Oscar-Winner Nina Hartstone Talks ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sound Editing at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2019 at 2:56pm

Supervising sound editor discusses ADR work, Rami Malek voice integration and how she handles challenges specific to recording audio for fully digital characters.

AWN @ FMX 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: ‘LEGO Movie 2’ Co-Director Trisha Gum Talks Animation Industry at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00am

Animation director discusses pertinent issues including the art of animated filmmaking, careers, mentorship and the reality of working under a “woman” animator label. 

Women in VFX VFXWorld

Female VFX Talents Celebrate International Women’s Day in the Age of #MeToo

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 8, 2019 at 12:04pm

A diverse group of nine female creative professionals working at Pixomondo share their career histories, motivations and insights from navigating a male-led industry.

FMX 2018 VFXWorld

WATCH: Luciana Carvalho Se Talks Immersive AR/VR Tech and Gender Diversity Initiatives at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

REWIND’s head of partnerships talks about how AR, VR and immersive media technology are impacting people’s scientific and creative engagement with the world around them, as well as her work with UK-based Unfold Inclusion promoting gender diversity in the technology industry.