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History of Women in Animation Explored in Upcoming Presentation

The important roles women had in shaping history have often been downplayed and the same is true for women in the world of animation. Get ready to pull back the wool.

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 join award-winning historian Mindy Johnson and Disney animation legend Jane Baer for “Pencils, Paint & Pixels - How Women Transformed Disney Animation.”

Produced by Women in Animation (WIA) and Emily Carr University in partnership with Time, Light + Sound at Emily Carr University, Bron Studios, Creative BC, Atomic Cartoons, Bardel Entertainment, Annex Pro, and SPARK CG Society, this evening is going to be one of enlightenment as Johnson and Baer present on the invisible history of women in the animation industry whose contributions and experiences have often gone unrecorded.

Johnson will also have copies of her latest acclaimed book, Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation available for purchase, with a book signing session to follow the presentation.

This event is free but space is limited. Visit the event page to secure your ticket.







Art Direction Masterclass

Are you a female animator, illustrator, storyboard artist, comic book artist, visual effects artist, game artist or concept artist? Are you interested in exploring a career as an animation art director?

Art direction has been identified as one of the most in-demand skills by employers in top companies. Youth Media Alliance (YMA) and Women in Animation (WIA) Vancouver chapter are offering a free two-day master class for women looking to make the jump into art direction in animation and VFX.

The application process is open to all women in BC. An industry jury will select a maximum of 10 women to participate, based on their submissions (resume, statement of interest, letter of reference), and a brief interview.

Application deadline is November 12, 2018. For more information visit the application website.




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