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CTN Webinar with Vani Balgam Coming August 4

Former Rhythm & Hues executive, noted director and producer joins Mindy Johnson for new ‘Primary Sources’ interview, one of the many online events hosted by the professional network offering creatives a place to learn and connect. 

call for entries Headline News

‘Women in Animation Class of 2020 Showcase’ Call for Submissions

WIA launches special online program celebrating thesis and final films from Class of 2020 students who couldn’t screen works, attend career fairs or otherwise celebrate graduation due to COVID-19.

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. 

Careers Headline News

WIA Virtual Q+A - Creating Your Career in Production Design Coming May 15

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 4:01pm

‘Trolls World Tour’ production designer Kendal Cronkhite Shaindlin, joined by the film’s producer Gina Shay as moderator, will discuss her career path and share insights of a 25-year journey through the animation industry.

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.

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.

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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.

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.’

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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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.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women in Animation Announces WIA Diversity Award Honorees at Spark ANIMATION 2018

Women in Animation honoring Michael Fukushima of the National Film Board Of Canada, animation legend Brenda Banks, and director Alex Widdowson’s ‘Music & Clowns’ with its second annual WIA Diversity Awards at Spark ANIMATION 2018.

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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.

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