Women in Animation (WIA) held its 6th World Summit on the opening day of the Annecy International Animation Festival. This year’s theme Gender Justice: A Global Call for Inclusion in Animation brought together key thought leaders, filmmakers and executives from around the world on the issue of gender justice for all, including men, women, transgender, and non-binary people.
At this occasion, Adrianna Cohen, SVP, Global Head of Production, joined Camille Eden, Vice President, Recruitment/Talent Development/ Outreach at Nickelodeon Animation, Pierre Perifel, Director at DreamWorks Animation and David Prescott, Senior Vice President, Creative Productions at DNEG Animation in a panel discussion moderated by Jill Hopper, Head of Global Production Planning & Strategy at DreamWorks Animation. They talked about the future of animation labor as well as how people from underrepresented genders and communities are uniquely positioned to help provide solutions to this very real problem.
As storytellers, the panelists stressed the importance of having a multitude of voices being heard and represented on screen. Despite improvement over the past years, there is still room for improvement to make diversity and gender equity true strengths in the animation industry.
Catch up with their ideas, anecdotes and experiences by watching the recording of the panels on WIA website by clicking here. The panel entitled “HOW IS GENDER JUSTICE A SOLUTION FOR THE LABOR SHORTAGE?” starts at 1:36:00 in the morning session video.
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