Tag: Women in Animation

Women in Animation protest against sexual harassment in workplace

Women in Animation protest against sexual harassment in workplace

Animation
As part of the Take Back the Workplace demonstration, global non-profit professional organization ‘Women in Animation’ took to the streets in Hollywood last Sunday marching in order to demand a commission to take action against sexual harassment and asking for specific legislation so that every person, no matter the industry, has the resources and the support to end sexual harassment in the workplace,” according to an email from WIA president Marge Dean sent to members on Saturday urging them to join the event. Aimed at bringing attention to workplace harassment in the entertainment industry, Take Back the Workplace was organized by comedian Tess Rafferty with the help of the Feminist Majority Foundation, Civican and We for She. The demonstration that started at the Dolby Theatre at
WIA Diversity Awards to be held at Park Animation in Vancouver in October

WIA Diversity Awards to be held at Park Animation in Vancouver in October

Animation
Spark Computer Graphics Society along with Women in Animation have announced that the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards  will be held at Spark Animation from October 26 to 29 in Vancouver. Established to celebrate outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion in the animation industry, the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards will be awarded in three categories: to an organization, to an individual and to a film. The WIA Board will select the winners of the organization and individual categories. The winner of the film category will be selected from Spark Animation 2017 festival submissions by the Festival Jury that will be announced shortly. In its ninth year, Spark Animation is the largest animation conference and festival in Western Canada. Spark Animation is a partnership of Vancou
1st Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy on June 12

1st Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy on June 12

Animation
Women in Animation (WIA), and its sister organization in France namely Les Femmess’ Animent (LFA), along with various corporate partners including The Walt Disney Studios and French organizations have put together the first Women in Animation World Summit. This is set to take place next month at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. “Our big focus for this year is on recognizing and understanding unconscious bias, an achievement which will help everyone work together towards WIA’s goal of bringing equity to creative leadership in our industry by 2025,” said WIA co-president Marge Dean. “Annecy has always been a place of debate and exchange,” said Mickael Marin, the head of Annecy’s business market MIFA, “and we are proud to support and welcome such great dialogue d