Written by former AWN editor-in-chief Jennifer Wolfe, the detailed profiles share valuable and important insight into the Women in Animation initiative that continues to support and inspire the careers of numerous mentees.
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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.’
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.
Women in Animation’s president addresses important issues surrounding last week’s Atlanta shootings and the need to stand against hate-based violence of all kinds.
WIA Chair of Education Hsiang Chin Moe announces and honors the recipients at 2021 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit.
‘BoxsBallet,’ ‘My friend who shines in the night,’ and ‘Seoulsori,’ also take home awards in an online ceremony from the 12th annual festival, running through November 8; WIA Diversity Award winners also announced.
In a Spark Animation 2020 virtual ceremony, Kyoto Animation, Laurence Ralph’s ‘The Torture Letters,’ and Maria Trénor’s ‘Where Were You?’ are recognized for making a significant impact in expanding diversity of voices in animation.
Women in Animation continues to expand its annual grants program with new and returning partners for 2021 that will help provide deserving college student with educational workshops, animation software, and cash awards.
In collaboration with independent animation studios Oddbot, Powerhouse, Renegade, Six Point Harness and Titmouse, the two organizations are hosting an all-day virtual class headlined by award-winning director Matt Danner’s ‘Storyboarding 101;’ other lectures include ‘Storyboarding for Action’ and ‘Storyboarding for Adult Comedy.’
Women in Animation president Marge Dean reflects on hard fought efforts to win voting rights for the disenfranchised, urging everyone spend the next 60 days preparing to vote as well as supporting the voting rights of others; organization posts downloadable Voting Resource Guide highlighting how you can help make everyone’s voice heard.
A selection of presentations from the first-ever WIA online summit, held in conjunction with this year’s Annecy 2020 Online edition, is now available for free viewing.
Summit will focus on the pandemic, the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice, and their tremendous effects on the animation industry.
Dean shares letter from Executive VP of Creative at Sony Pictures Animation, about the peaceful protests turning to riots, #BlackLivesMatter, and painful realities we’re all facing as a community and country.
WIA president addresses important issues concerning working from home and how it’s affecting people’s lives during pandemic.
WIA president Marge Dean announces and honors the recipients at 2020 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit.
Sony Pictures Animation, Netflix’s Melissa Cobb and director Brenda Lopez’s ‘Abeo’ will be honored at upcoming Spark Animation 2019, which runs October 24-27 in Vancouver.
Women in Animation’s annual grants will now include educational workshops and animation software along with cash awards.
Condensed version of WIA’s annual Summit to feature keynote by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who will present landmark USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study.
‘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.
Founding donors contribute more than $500,000 to support organization’s programs and international outreach initiatives.
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.
Former Disney and Pixar chief creative officer expresses contrition for past ‘missteps’ at town hall meeting with staffers at Skydance Animation.
Delivering a personal take on John Lasseter’s appointment as head of Skydance Animation at a town hall meeting on Monday, Paramount Animation president Mirielle Soria says ‘no one should feel obligated to work with him.’
Women in Animation president Marge Dean addresses the hiring of John Lasseter to head Skydance Animation in an open letter to members.