At today’s historic signing ceremony and talk in Paris, WIA president Marge Dean noted that as new animation industries are developing around the world, the two organizations can advocate for gender parity and inclusion to be built into the foundation.
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The award-winning author, historian, filmmaker, and educator discusses animation’s history and the upcoming documentary highlighting Disney’s transition from hand-drawn to CG animation.
The 5-day festival opens October 18 with GKIDS’ presentation of the legendary filmmaker and Studio Ghibli’s new film at the Hollywood landmark TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX; program includes special screenings, competitions, panels and premieres.
Kirsten Newlands joins the company as EVP Production & Partnerships; Koyalee Chanda as SVP Animation; and Jonathan Abraham as Director of Distribution.
The former Rhythm & Hues and DreamWorks Animation senior exec switched gears and jumped headfirst into animated film and series development, creating her own shows while mentoring and collaborating with Epic Games and ASIFA India to start the Women Creators Program.
Women in Animation’s president announces the ‘Animating Resilience: Surviving and Thriving in an Uncertain Industry’ series to empower and support industry professionals and students during ‘these tough times.’
With women representing less than 5% of all sound professionals, Kate Finan and Jeff Shiffman, co-founders of the multiple Daytime Emmy and MPSE award-winning boutique animation sound studio, run their business with a stated mission to create more opportunities for women that includes an annual apprenticeship program and ongoing community outreach and education.
In line with the Festival’s celebration of ‘Pride and Diversity,’ the 7th annual Summit, presented both in-person and virtually, boasted an enthusiastic and engaged crowd with a common interest in elevating diversity in animation to achieve authenticity in storytelling.
As the 2023 cohort gathers at Annecy, the inaugural group of women animators from underrepresented communities - selected by FIAPF and Women in Animation - that came together at the festival last year share their valuable lessons learned, development triumphs and challenges, and how special – and critical – the mentoring and support they’ve received has been to their projects and careers.
Women in Animation and GLADD join forces for an in-depth look at ‘Break the Box: Redefining Gender and Leadership’ with key industry leaders joining the conversation; the festival runs June 11-17.
With the additional title, the studio exec’s responsibilities include all aspects of the company’s operations while he continues to lead brand marketing and film development.
Initiative provides mentoring and coaching sessions from industry experts to prep women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to pitch projects next month at Annecy 2023.
Awarded by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and New York Foundation for the Arts, the initiative addresses underrepresentation of women in film, television, theatre, and music.
The conference, running April 26-27, promotes diversity and inclusion in animation, welcoming an international coalition of industry speakers, studio execs, students, creatives and young professionals, in-person and via livestream.
Out of 192 worldwide applicants from 74 schools around the world, 15 students were awarded scholarships, with an additional 25 receiving honorable mentions.
Program ups the bounty for prospective recipients with new industry supporters, including Animation Focus, Animation Mentor, ArtStation, Autodesk, Foundry, and LAIKA, contributing workshops, tutoring sessions, software packages, hardware, and cash prizes for the 2023 cycle.
For the leading VFX and animation company, senior management is all in with a new set of EDI initiatives and resources to support their talented, diverse, and expanding staff across 9 international studios.
Women in Animation’s president addresses the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v Wade with a call on membership to come ‘Together in Resistance.’
Sponsored by Netflix Canada, the ACE program creates opportunities for new and diverse voices to tell their stories; participants will receive mentoring, training, and support in developing original IP.
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.
Ex-Cartoon Network exec Mike Rauch joins as Head of Original Animation, Mike Bertino is elevated to Director, Content & Story, and Cassie Asta comes on board as Animation Development Coordinator.
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.
Initiative provides mentoring and coaching sessions from industry experts to prep women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to pitch projects at Annecy 2022.
New hires at the multiple Emmy Award-winning studio include Oscar nominee Erick Oh and Jony Chandra as directors, Brian Tinsman and Michael McCormick as games creative directors, and Hayley Porter as director of marketing.