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Exclusive: LAIKA and Bowie State University Celebrate Stop-Motion Studio Opening

The award-winning ‘Coraline’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ studio’s head of animation, Brad Schiff, was on hand for the launch of the first stop-motion studio at a historically Black college and university (HBCU), as well as first at an institution of higher learning in the state of Maryland.

Community Outreach Headline News

Access: VFX Launches European Chapter

Netflix joins The Foundry to support new chapter helmed by Glassworks’ Chris Kiser; studio coalition aims to promote diversity within the VFX industry.

Close the Literary Gap Headline News

Nine PBS and Lion Forge Animation Team Up on ‘Drawn In’

The multi-media initiative aims to close the literary gap with educational games, digital comic books, resources for grownups, and an animated series that follows the epic comic adventures of 4 Midwest kids who LOVE comic books.

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Native American Animation Lab now Accepting Applications

The intensive annual workshopping event, offering one-on-one mentoring and group development sessions, heads online December 5-9; early entry deadline is October 3.

Creative Community Outreach Headline News

Nick Launches ‘Content Accelerator Program’

Initiative aims to reach BIPOC and underrepresented emerging professionals and provide an opportunity to develop original content, from pitch to production, with mentorship and support from Nickelodeon development teams; submission deadline is September 30.

It’s Not All Just Luck Headline News

Apple TV+ and Adobe Celebrate Women, Creativity, and ‘Luck’

The tech giant and streamer have launched a 3-part series about the talented women behind the new animated feature, the hurdles they have overcome, and how their journeys enabled them create and claim their own ‘luck.’

People Headline News

The Fuse Group Names Amelie Poitras President of FOLKS VFX Studio

Company veteran succeeds Sebastien Bergeron, recently named CEO of the parent company that also owns FuseFX, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito.

The Best in Kids’ Entertainment Headline News

2022 Kidscreen Award Winners Announced

The annual awards strive to recognize the best in children’s TV and digital media; leading the winners was Glen Keane Productions’ ‘Trash Truck’ for Netflix, which garnered awards for best new series, best-animated series, and best holiday episode.

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Diversity in VFX: Removing Geographic Boundaries is a Game Changer

Creative professionals are thriving with flexible work-from-home models that provide more accessible career options for people of color while removing elements of unconscious bias and social barriers.

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HBO Max, Cartoon Network and Lion Forge Team Up on ‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder’

New animated series is based on Roye Okupe’s graphic novel about a young Nigerian woman embued with superpowers who must use them to save humanity against an ancient curse.

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PBS KIDS Unveils New Branding and Logo Video

New visuals of people and places mirror the diversity of culture, race, ethnicity, geography, family structure, varying abilities, and body type that make up the brand’s modern digitally focused audience; new logo debuts July 19.

Expanding Diversity in Gaming ANIMATIONWorld

SCAD GamingFest: Building Shared Story Experiences with Diverse Character Design

At the college’s annual event, dedicated to spotlighting new trends in gaming and digital media design, game designer Seth Smith and Emmy Award-winning art director Lauren Brown discussed their love of video games and desire to foster greater storytelling diversity in their industry.  

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VFS’ ‘Indigenous Peoples Scholarship’ Now Open for Applications

The Vancouver Film School has earmarked up to $162,000 in scholarships to support indigenous students looking to enroll in select creative arts programs in production; the application deadline is July 20.

Proud to be You Headline News

‘Adventure Time’s Marceline and Princess Bubblegum Help Cartoon Network Celebrate ‘Happy Pride’

The fan-favorite characters discuss inclusion, acceptance, respect, and love in a new video; the network continues its celebration of Pride with a weeklong programming block, ‘Proud to be You,’ kicking off June 27 with a week of themed episodes of ‘Steven Universe.’

Supporting Open Source in M&E Headline News

The Academy Software Foundation Unveils New Governing Board Succession Plan

Foundation’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group develops new plan to increase representation across gender identity, race, and ethnicity within the organization’s highest levels.

People Headline News

Academy Names New Board of Governors

Demographics will shift to 54% women and 28% underrepresented racial or ethnic groups when the appointees take office at the first board meeting of the 2022-2023 term.

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TeamTo’s ÉCAS Animation School Launches New Dubbing Course

The studio’s free Ecole Cartoucherie Animation Solidaire partners with Frog Box and Titrafilm on a new course to create a more diversified pool of dubbing actors - addressing underrepresentation in the sector - to meet current and anticipated demands.

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Disney Branded Television Names Meredith Roberts Exec VP, TV Animation

As Sr. VP/GM at Disney Television Animation, she has overseen the development of current animated slate, making the studio home to a notable roster of creative talent while launching initiatives promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion.

WIA at Annecy Headline News

‘Women in Animation World Summit’ At Annecy Program Announced

With the theme ‘Gender Justice: A Global Call for Inclusion in Animation,’ this year’s edition will be presented in collaboration with the Annecy International Animation Festival on June 13.

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Guru Studio Announces Key Hires Across Talent Acquisition and Recruiting

Babita Jassal has been promoted to VP of People and Culture, and Hetal Shah joins as senior talent acquisition specialist; staff additions come as the company seeks new creative talent to work across a range of 2D and 3D projects.

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Lion Forge Promotes Saxton Moore to VP of Production

Animation studio behind the Oscar-winning animated short-winning ‘Hair Love’ also names Neely Shamam VP of development, as is adding creative talent to increase production and development capabilities.

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.

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Spire Animation Studios Helps Lead the Way for Gender Equality

With its progressive hiring practices and corporate culture, the growing studio offers women artists and executives new opportunities that include business and creative decision-making.

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