LOS ANGELES and PARIS — Ladies in Animation (WIA) and Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA) are happy to announce this system lineup and preliminary checklist of audio system for the third Ladies in Animation World Summit, along side the Annecy Worldwide Animation Competition and MIFA 2019. The theme of this yr’s Summit is “Belonging.”
The Ladies in Animation World Summit, happening on Monday, June 10th on the Impérial Palace Resort (Allée de l’Impérial, 74000 Annecy), will function a day-long symposium of panels and discussions spotlighting high executives, filmmakers and artists from all over the world masking a variety of matters affecting girls working within the animation business at this time. As with final yr’s summit, this yr’s occasion might be livestreamed.
Julie Ann Crommett, Vice President of Multicultural Viewers Engagement on the Walt Disney Studios and WIA Secretary, will kick off the summit and introduce the day’s theme of “Belonging,” the sensation of being personally accepted, revered, included and supported in your office.
The day will lead with a presentation by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who will announce the outcomes of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s landmark research centered on girls within the animation business, entitled “Growing Inclusion in Animation.” The research was carried out in partnership with Ladies in Animation and examines the share of girls working in key animation roles in movie and tv, the limitations and alternatives going through girls as they pursue careers in animation, and the classroom-to-career pipeline for ladies.
“Because the main voice within the advocacy of girls in animation, we had a need to pair with a highly-respected analysis establishment,” says Ladies in Animation President Marge Dean. “For the final yr, now we have had the honour and privilege to collaborate with Dr. Smith and USC Annenberg on this groundbreaking research. We look ahead to bringing the findings of this vital research to the Annecy Animation Competition, an important world gathering of the animation business, and discussing subsequent steps with leaders on the earth of animation from then on.”
Dr. Smith, Founder and Director of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, commented, “Partnering with Ladies in Animation allowed us to have interaction in a broad investigation of the animation business to know the actual challenges going through girls, animation corporations, and academic organizations at this juncture. We’re excited to share the outcomes of the research and to work collectively to create options that transfer the business ahead and speed up change.”
Within the afternoon, WIA Vancouver’s Chair, Rose-Ann Tisserand, will current WIA Vancouver and Ladies in View’s “BC’s 5 in Focus: Animation,” a program that includes the chapter’s progressive program to help 5 girls throughout varied filmmaking roles – screenwriting, directing, producing, artwork course and animation course – in creating unique animated shorts.
The day will shut with a keynote presentation given by the French actress/producer, Julie Gayet. Gayet will discuss her advocacy for ladies normally and within the movie enterprise and share insights from the making of her movie, Cinéast(e)s.
Along with these key shows, the Summit can even function a collection of panels all through the day centered on the theme of “Belonging.” These panels will embrace:
In “Creating an Atmosphere of Belonging,” a distinguished panel of high male leaders within the area will interact in a dialogue of ally-ship and the way males may help to drive the gender inclusion dialog ahead. The panel will communicate from private expertise, sharing what they’re doing to make change. Moderated by Dean, who can also be Head of Crunchyroll Studios, audio system will embrace:
Eamonn Butler, Director of Animation, Cinesite
Ricardo Curtis, President and Co-Founder, Home of Cool
Michael Fukushima, Studio Head, English Animation, Nationwide Movie Board of Canada
Peter Gal, Chief Artistic Officer, Tv, DreamWorks Animation
Chuck Peil, Government Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, ReelFX
The “Supporting College students of Animation” panel will focus on easy methods to deal with the excessive quantity of feminine college students, many from overseas, and managing the cultural and technical challenges in animation faculties. It can search to reply the query “How can we be extra supportive of the distinctive wants of feminine and non-binary college students getting into the office?” The panel will share some finest practices and concepts of easy methods to make college students really feel like they already belong to the group of the business they’re making an attempt be part of after faculty. Moderated by Brendan Burch, COO Six Factors Harness, and Chair of College students, Ladies in Animation, audio system will embrace:
Hsiang Chin Moe, Director of Operations, Faculty of Visible Arts and Co-Lead, WIA NY Chapter
Deb Stone, Director, Recruiting & Expertise Improvement, Blue Sky Studios and Co- Lead, WIA NY Chapter
Further audio system to be confirmed
Within the Intergenerational Perspective on Belonging panel, moderator Alison Mann, VP of Artistic and Technique, Sony Photos Animation, will lead a dialog in regards to the significance of various views amongst generations and what working collectively means at this time within the animation business. Audio system will embrace:
Jill Culton, Author/Director, Abominable
Elizabeth Ito, Creator, Metropolis of Ghosts, Netflix
Natalie Nourigat, Story Artist, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Further audio system to be confirmed
“The Face of Animation Management in Hollywood” panel will finish the day and have high studio heads discussing their roles in influencing and implementing change and the way they’re working to create a tradition at their studios that drives ahead inventive content material that promotes variety, inclusion and belonging. Moderated by Ann Le Cam, SVP Expertise and Studio Planning, Walt Disney Animation Studios, audio system will embrace:
Allison Abbate, Government Vice President, Warner Animation Group
Kristine Belson, President, Sony Photos Animation
Margie Cohn, President, DreamWorks Animation
Melissa Cobb, Vice President, Authentic Animation, Netflix
Andrea Miloro, Co-President, Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios
Ramsey Naito, Government Vice President, Animation Manufacturing & Improvement, Nickelodeon
“It’s a nice honor for Annecy to welcome and help, for the third consecutive yr, the Ladies in Animation World Summit, stated Mickaël Marin, CEO of CITIA, the group behind the Annecy Worldwide Animation Competition and MIFA. “I wish to warmly thank the WIA staff, the LFA staff and all of the sponsors who work so exhausting to make today a hit to allow extra parity and inclusion in our business. Collectively we are going to make it!”
Corinne Kouper, President of Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA) added, “LFA is thrilled to be co-hosting the Ladies in Animation World Summit for the third yr in Annecy. We really feel we are actually in a brand new part through which a extra balanced world is taking root. This transformation is sort of tangible and inevitable, and we by no means thought this may occur so quick. We’re very excited to see new guidelines and reflexes rising. I’m very pleased to discover this yr’s joyful theme of accelerating our sense of Belonging fairly than defining our differences–it might be a fantastic Annecy!”
As with previous years’ summits, this yr’s summit emblem was designed and created by a highly-talented and gifted artist working in animation today–award-winning manufacturing designer, Celine Desrumaux (The Little Prince, Google Highlight Tales’ Age of Sail and Netflix/Pearl’s upcoming Over the Moon). “Celine took a while to essentially contemplate the theme behind the day, arising with a fantastic graphic that reveals the intersection and universality of girls working within the area at this time,” provided WIA Vice President and Producer, Klaus and Escape from Hat, Jinko Gotoh. Added Celine, “Working in watercolor, I can let the colours stream collectively a bit, whereas nonetheless permitting them to retain their highly effective particular person presence. In my creative perspective, it’s a illustration of the range of girls in our group, and the way we encourage each other.”
Moreover, WIA and Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA) will as soon as once more host a collection of breakfast conferences open to all badge-holders (Competition and MIFA) from Tuesday, June 11 to Friday, June 14 from eight:30-10:00am on the Chill Out Zone at MIFA (Espace Détente). These conferences might be casual and galvanizing gatherings devoted to selling and constructing a greater place for ladies in animation. Every day will cowl new matters and have an thrilling lineup of high feminine animation expertise from all over the world.
Further bulletins relating to the Summit to observe, verify right here for extra particulars and updates.
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Dan Sarto is Writer and Editor-at-Giant of Animation World Community.