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Six Point Harness Names Musa Brooker Creative Director

With a distinguished career in both stop-motion and 2D animation, the veteran USC professor of animation and digital arts continues to provide indispensable artistic leadership for the animation studio.

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.

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.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Dean DeBlois and CH Kim to Keynote 2019 VIEW Conference

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ director and PUBG CEO are the first announced presenters at upcoming October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Awards Headline News

‘Floreana,’ ‘North of Blue’ Top LA Animation Festival

Louis Morton’s ‘Floreana’ and Joanna Priestly’s ‘North of Blue’ win grand prizes; best comedy award goes to Alison Snowden and David Fine’s ‘Animal Behaviour.’

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‘Breaking the Glass Frame’ Celebrates Diversity, Seeks Strategies

Three-day symposium spotlighting female contributions to the field of animation and exploring solutions to sexual harassment, bias, and lack of diversity within the industry calls for heightened awareness of and increased empowerment for women, people of color, and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

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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.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Unveils Finalists for 2018 Student Academy Awards

Four international and seven U.S.-made animated short films named finalists for the 2018 Student Academy Awards.

Education & Training Headline News

USC, UCLA, CalArts & WIA Announce Women’s Animation Symposium

Breaking the Glass Frame symposium to present giants in animation and academics collaborating for the first time to celebrate historical contributions and tackle current industry issues.

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Interview: Pixar’s Lee Unkrich Talks Success, Diversity and ‘Coco’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3:54pm

On the road to the 90th Oscars, the studio’s most senior talent reflects on the storytelling and production challenges of bringing ‘Coco’ to audiences, as well as new efforts to increase Pixar’s workplace and senior-level creative diversity.

Events Headline News

CalArts, USC Animation Talent on Tap at ‘Kinetic: An Audiovisual Experience’

Downtown Los Angeles animation and music event curated by producer/photographer Peter Galindo, animator Sam Lane and musician Wolf Woodcock to be held on August 27.

AMPAS Headline News

2017 Student Academy Awards Finalists Unveiled

CalArts, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Filmakademie, Kingston University, Ringling, SVU and USC represented in U.S and international animation categories.

USC Headline News

USC School of Cinematic Arts to Present Annual First Frame Showcase April 21

Annual showcase featuring the latest achievements in animation from students and alumni in the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts to be held Friday, April 21 at the DGA Theater.

World Building Institute Headline News

Alex McDowell Kicks Off Future of Storytelling Summit

USC’s World Building Institute kicks off New York FoS summit running Oct. 7-9 with Oct. 5 workshop led by celebrated production designer Alex McDowel.

Awards Headline News

Academy Reveals 2016 Student Oscar Winners

‘Die Flucht,’ by Carter Boyce at DePaul University, ‘Once upon a Line,’ by Alicja Jasina at USC, and ‘The Wishgranter,’ by Echo Wu from Ringling College of Art and Design, named winners at the 2016 Student Academy Awards.

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2016 Student Academy Awards Finalists Announced

Students from DePaul University, Pratt Institute, Ringling, SVU and USC are selected as finalists in the animation category of the 2016 Student Academy Awards; winners to be honored on September 22.

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