More Information About Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018 More Focus On Female Talent
Equal gender rights is currently a main subject within the media industry, whether it’s against the discrimination of woman or equal pay. Cartoon Network is an all-inclusive employer and does not discriminate on gender, sexual orientation, race or disability, they’re only interested if job candidates and employees have the skills for the job and if they’re a good fit for the company. To help tackle this ongoing issue, Cartoon Network is making an effort for the next generation of animation talent to break though, especially woman who aspire to work in the animation industry. Some of the most influential people working at the channel are in fact female, including the President of Cartoon Network – Christina Miller and also Rebecca Sugar – the creator of Steven Universe, who is also Cartoon Network’s first ever female solo show creator.
During the Annecy Animation Festival and side event MIFA (French: Marché international du film d’animation, English: International Animation Film Market) which is running throughout this week (Monday 11th to Saturday 16th June) The network has promised to fund and support a female animation student at The Animation Workshop animation school in Denmark. The co-creator of Cartoon Network’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe” – Eva Lee Wallberg attended the same school.
At Annecy on Thursday 14th June, there will be a special panel organised by Cartoon Network celebrating woman in the animation industry called “Cartoon Network Celebrate Women in the World of Animation”, speaking at the event will be Eva Lee Wallberg – the creator of The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, Lauren Sassen – the creative director for Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears, Julia Pott – the creator of Cartoon Network’s newest animated series – Summer Camp Island and Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy. The identity of CN’s first female Animation Workshop bursary recipient will be announced during the panel on Thursday. Today (11th June), industry groups Women in Animation and Les Femmes S’Animent held their world summit at the festival.
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— Women in Animation (@wia_animation) June 11, 2018