LONDON — Animated Ladies UK, a company supporting girls within the UK’s VFX and animation industries, introduced that its Helen North Obtain Programme is open for entries. This system focuses on supporting girls within the VFX and animation industries to attain their potential. Functions for the course are open now by way of Wednesday, April 24th.
The Helen North Obtain Programme is open to girls in any respect levels of their profession seeking to handle the actual challenges and limitations confronted on a day-to-day foundation. It goals to supply strategic profession administration and is run by acknowledged profession growth specialists.
This system is supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Abilities Fund with contributions from UK animation productions and Escape Studios. Marianne O’Connor, an skilled coach, facilitator and coach specializing in girls’s management growth, and Jan Armstrong will run this system. The course’s 24 profitable candidates will participate in six periods held in central London.
Georgina Hurcombe, producer and managing director of LoveLove Movies, who took half within the 2018 program, commented, “The Animated Ladies UK Helen North Obtain Programme is a incredible help community for girls within the animation and VFX industries. Having the ability to speak to like-minded girls about points that all of us face and how one can overcome them has been invaluable and galvanizing. It’s was nice to have the ability to converse to girls from incredible organizations similar to DNeg, Disney and Blue Zoo.”
“The combination of profession levels additionally offered distinctive and beneficial perception,” continued Hurcombe, “Personally, it has additionally been actually helpful to listen to what these girls need in their very own organizations after which take into consideration whether or not I can apply any of those learnings at LoveLove Movies. I’ve made some actually nice new buddies too and a yr later I am commonly assembly up with a lot of them.”
“The newly re-booted ScreenSkills Animation Abilities Council are thrilled to be working with Animated Ladies UK to allow them to run the Helen North Obtain Programme this yr, funded by way of studios paying into the animation expertise fund,” added Tom Field, chair of the ScreenSkills Animation Abilities Council. “Reaching gender stability is of important significance to our business and the Obtain initiative is a focused program to creating positive that’s achieved, at each degree of the profession ladder.”
Beth Parker, co-chair animation, Animated Ladies UK mentioned, “We have now seen some incredible success tales come out of our earlier Obtain Packages and I’m delighted that we’re in a position to supply one other group of girls, from throughout the expertise spectrum, the chance to develop their skilled and private expertise in a program designed particularly for girls, by girls.”
“We proceed to try to present girls a platform within the animation and VFX industries inside which, though we’re gaining vital floor, we nonetheless cannot say our voices are heard equally,” continued Parker. “Packages similar to ours are subsequently essential to the continued growth of range in our vibrant business. We’re extraordinarily grateful to each the ScreenSkills Animation Abilities Fund and Escape Studios for his or her continued help.”
“I’m personally delighted that AWUK is ready to supply the Helen North Obtain Programme for the third yr operating,” added Louise Hussey, co-chair VFX, Animated Ladies UK. “It has been a really profitable program that so far has labored with 50 girls at numerous levels of their careers in VFX and Animation. Whereas some change is starting to happen, the actual fact stays that girls don’t maintain lots of the senior artistic roles and the latest gender pay hole statistics present that girls proceed to be on the decrease finish of the pay scale and that has not improved since final yr. It’s extremely heartening to have the monetary help of the ScreenSkills Animation Abilities Fund. Escape Studios are additionally kindly providing to host the workshops once more, enabling us to supply the very best programme doable.”
Charges for the Obtain Program price £225 for Senior members, £175 for mid-level and £75 for junior degree for the complete set of periods and can encompass night workshops in central London. For extra info, or to use go to the web site.
Supply: Animated Ladies UK