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WIA Online Summit Headline News

2020 Women in Animation Virtual Summit Now Streaming Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:58pm

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.

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WIA Announces Women in Animation Virtual Summit Program for Annecy 2020 Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:48am

Summit will focus on the pandemic, the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice, and their tremendous effects on the animation industry.

#BlackLivesMatter Headline News

Statement from WIA President Marge Dean and Oscar-Winning Producer Karen Rupert Toliver

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5:52pm

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. 

Covid-19 Headline News

An Open Letter from WIA President Marge Dean

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:53am

WIA president addresses important issues concerning working from home and how it’s affecting people’s lives during pandemic. 

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Women in Animation Announces 3rd Annual WIA Diversity Award Winners

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 Headline News

Women in Animation Summit Set for July 29 at SIGGRAPH 2019

Condensed version of WIA’s annual Summit to feature keynote by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who will present landmark USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study.

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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.

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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.

John Lasseter Headline News

Mirielle Soria: Paramount Animation Staffers ‘Not Obligated’ to Work with Lasseter

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.’

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Marge Dean Brings Anime and Inclusion Together at Crunchyroll Studios

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 3:19pm

Diversity in storytelling and staffing is part of Women in Animation president’s mission as head of Ellation’s new Burbank and Tokyo development efforts.

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‘Breaking the Glass Frame’: Women in the Spotlight at USC Symposium

Highlights of three-day symposium presented by USC in partnership with UCLA, CalArts & WIA include keynote sessions with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Brenda Chapman and Sesame Workshop EVP Brown Johnson.

Annecy Headline News

Mifa Gives Animation Industry Award to Women in Animation

Group is the first organization to win the honor, which highlights those who have contributed to change in the animation industry. 

Festival Headline News

Spark Animation Announces 2016 Business Symposium Speakers

Exciting lineup of industry visionaries including Brenda Chapman, Rex Grignon, Tomm Moore and Zeb Wells to share mind-expanding presentations.

SDCC 2016 Headline News

Women In Animation Bringing Power-Packed Panel to SDCC 2016

“Cartoon Creatives: Women Power in Animation” panel to include ‘My Little Pony’ series creator Lauren Faust, Disney TV’s Brooke Keesling, ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, ‘Frozen’ Holiday Special co-director Stevie Wermers-Skelton, ‘Trolls’ producer Gina Shay, Cartoon Network’s Katie Krentz, ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil’ creator Daron Nefcy, and WIA co-president Marge Dean.

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