Women in Animation has unveiled the program for its sixth annual World Summit, in conjunction with this year’s Annecy Animation Festival and Mifa 2022.
The theme of the event, taking place at the Impérial Palace Hotel on June 13, is “Gender Justice: A Global Call for Inclusion in Animation.” The day-long symposium will feature panels and focused conversations spotlighting key thought leaders, filmmakers and executives from around the world discussing gender justice—a system of equity and fairness for people of all genders and gender identities, including men, women, transgender and nonbinary people.
The event will be livestreamed and available to the public via the WIA website from 9:30 am -4:30 pm CEST/12:30 am-7:30 am PST, with a lunch break from 12:20-2:30 pm PST. It will also be recorded and posted subsequently on the WIA website.
As part of WIA’s official Summit program, don’t miss How is Gender Justice a Solution for the Labor Shortage? panel discussion. As the animation industry is experiencing a workforce shortage, this panel will talk about the future of animation labor as well as how people from underrepresented genders are uniquely positioned to help provide solutions to this very real problem.
Moderator: Jill Hopper – Head of Global Production Planning & Strategy, DreamWorks Animation
Adrianna “AJ” Cohen – SVP/Global Head of Production, Mikros Animation
Ramsey Naito – President, Paramount Animation & Nickelodeon Animation
David Prescott – Senior Vice President, Creative, DNEG Animation
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article first published by Deadline on June 6th, 2022.