Cartoon Network Partners To Host First Black Women Animate Boot Camp Training Day

Cartoon Network Partners To Host First Black Women Animate Boot Camp Training Day

Cartoon Network Partners To Host First Black Women Animate Boot Camp Training Day

Yesterday (20th October), Cartoon Network teamed up with Black Women Animate (BWA) to host the production company’s first ever Boot Camp Training Day at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. The training day has helped members of BWA to develop their animation skills through master classes and panels with influential people in the animation industry.

The event started off with a conversation with the production team behind Cartoon Network’s Craig of the Creek, a highly praised show for its relatable characters and inclusion and positive representation of minorities.

Black Women Animate founder and CEO Taylor K. Shaw moderated a roundtable conversation called “The Power of Our Roots” along with othe women who work in the animation industry. Attendees will participated in sessions focused on storyboarding, character design, writing and other stages of animated show production. BWA managing partner JLove Calderón also moderated a panel discussion on how to be an ally to women of colour. Artists were able to submit an animated short with a runtime of five-minutes or less in a competition.

Cartoon Network Studios supports diverse and new talent through the source of education. Most recently, the studio launched CNS (Cartoon Network Studios) Academy to provide the resources and tools needed for a growing animation community to help discover and develop their professional and personal skills. Voice of Garnet from Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe – Estelle Darlings was also present at the BWA Boot Camp Training Day to give a special closing speech to give her support to BWA members.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Cartoon Network Partners to Host First Black Women Animate Boot Camp Training Day on 20th Oct.

Cartoon Network has partnered with Black Women Animate (BWA) to host the production company’s first-ever Boot Camp Training Day on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Calif. The intensive training day will provide BWA’s collective members and extended community the opportunity to develop and enhance their animation skills through a series of master classes and panels with industry leaders.

The event will kick off with a conversation featuring the team behind Cartoon Network’s hit series Craig of the Creek. The groundbreaking show has connected with viewers through its relatable characters and universal storylines and has been celebrated for its attention to inclusion and positive representation of minorities.

“Cartoon Network Studios recognizes the value that Black Women Animate and its members contribute to the larger animation community,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer, Cartoon Network. “This partnership is designed to inspire conversation and creativity and is another step in our ongoing drive to be the inspirational home base for diverse talent.”

Black Women Animate founder and CEO Taylor K. Shaw will moderate a roundtable conversation titled “The Power of Our Roots” with other trailblazing women in animation. Attendees will participate in in-depth sessions focused on storyboarding, character design, writing and other topics. In addition, BWA managing partner JLove Calderón will moderate a panel discussion on how to be an ally to women of color. Artists can also submit an animated short five-minutes or less for competition. A panel of esteemed judges from various animation studios will select the winning short and it will be screened at the event.

“We are so happy to partner with Cartoon Network on this revolutionary event. Sponsoring our Boot Camp demonstrates their commitment to building the future of animation,” said Taylor K. Shaw, founder and CEO of BWA. “Black Women Animate is committed to shifting culture through meaningful diversity and inclusion efforts. This Boot Camp is just the beginning of us giving our base the support they need to soar”.

Cartoon Network Studios is committed to supporting diverse and emerging talent by providing education and inspiring creativity. Most recently, the studio launched CNS Academy to provide resources and tools to a growing animation community to help discover and develop their professional and personal skills.

For more information about the Black Women Animate Boot Camp Training Day, visit: https://www.bwabootcamp.com.

About Black Women Animate

Founded by visionary creative Taylor K. Shaw in partnership with Activist Influencer and Content Creator JLove Calderón, Black Women Animate (BWA) is the first and only production company created to change the world of animation by providing women and nonbinary animators of color with the resources needed to be influencers in the industry. Shaw and Calderón saw firsthand the lack of diversity in their industry, so they joined forces to transform the quality and scope of animated productions. With a slate of multiple original properties, BWA gives women and nonbinary creatives of color their rightful place in the creative process and the power to control their narratives. http://blackwomenanimate.com

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/cartoon-network-partners-host-first-black-women-animate-boot-camp-training-day-oct-20

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2018

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2018

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2018

Today is the opening day of the annual MIPJunior convention at the JW Marriott Hotel in Cannes, France. The convention is a yearly gathering of the international children’s media industry and is an opportunity to promote their programming and even to buy and sell broadcasting rights to and from other broadcasters. MIPJunior is a two day long side event (13th and 14th October) of the annual MIPCOM convention (French acronym for Marché International des Programmes de Communication, In English: International Market of Communications Programmes), which focuses on general entertainment and other genres usually aimed towards adults. MIPCOM will also take place in Cannes, France from Monday 15th to Thursday 18th October. MIPJunior is usually a major event for Cartoon Network. The event is more focused towards media industry professionals which is unlike a more public pop-culture convention like San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con or MCM Comic-Con London.

Today at MIPJunior 2018 Day One: 13th October 2018

The Creators’ Superpanel

10.10am – 10.50am JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 – Grand Theatre.

With Ben Bocquelet – Creator of The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network, Tom McGillis – Creator of 6teen, Stoked, Total Drama Island and Total DramaRama – Fresh TV, Angela Santomero – Creator of Blue’s Clues and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Jonathan Shiff – Creator of H2O – Just Add Water & Mako Mermaids – Jonathan M. Shiff Productions and Anna Carugati-Guise – Moderator and Group Editorial Director at WorldScreen.

Presenting the WorldScreen Trendsetter Awards. This panel celebrates the gifted individuals driving modern excellence in children’s television. Participants in The Creators’ Superpanel will engage in a lively discussion about the creative process, financing challenges, working with linear and OTT broadcast partners, and keeping up with fast-changing media habits.

During the session, Gumball creator – Ben Bocquelet was awarded a WorldScreen Trendsetting award, well done Ben! Also congratulations to Tom McGillis, Angela Santomero and Jonathan Shiff for winning WorldScreen Trendsetting awards too.

http://worldscreen.com/tvkids/top-kids-producers-on-the-creative-process/

Matchmaking With Buyers And Commissioners

10.30am – 11.30am JW Marriott, Matchmaking Lounge.

With Joanna Rosenthal – Manager of Content Acquisitions and Co-productions for Cartoon Network USA & Boomerang USA and Zia Bales – Senior Acquisitions Manager at Turner Kids EMEA.

The industry’s top international buyers and commissioners are coming to Cannes. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to pitch your projects, find out what they are looking for and cement new partnerships.

https://www.my-mip.com/en/Sessions/66507/MATCHMAKING-WITH-BUYERS-AND-COMMISSIONERS

Pack Your Bags For Summer Camp Island! Introducing The Magical New Cartoon Network Original

11am – 11.45am JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 – Grand Theatre.

With Julia Pott – Creator of Summer Camp Island and Rob Sorcher – Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network presents an exclusive European preview of Summer Camp Island, featuring an opportunity to hear from the series creator Julia Pott. The brand-new Cartoon Network Original follows two best friends at an incredible, magical sleepaway camp where things aren’t quite what they seem.

https://www.my-mip.com/en/Sessions/64766/PACK-YOUR-BAGS-FOR-SUMMER-CAMP-ISLAND-INTRODUCING-THE-MAGICAL-NEW-CARTOON-NETWORK-ORIGINAL

View From The Top: Gazing Into The Future Of Kids Media

3.40pm – 4.20pm JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 – Grand Theatre.

With Adina Pitt – VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-productions at Cartoon Network USA, Jules Borkent EVP, Content Management and Network Strategy at Nickelodeon, Jackie Edwards – Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions & Independent Animation and Christophe Erbes – Moderator, Consultant and Writer at Kids (c)nsulting.

Where is the kids media business today… and where is it headed? Members of the MIP Markets Kids Advisory Board share perspectives on what we can expect, based on the current business climate and the big questions confronting the industry. Come watch as they also debate one another’s predictions!

http://www.my-mip.com/en/Sessions/64771/VIEW-FROM-THE-TOP-GAZING-INTO-THE-FUTURE-OF-KIDS-MEDIA

Tomorrow at MIPJunior 2018 Day Two: 14th October 2018

How Well Do You Know Your Fans

10.30am – 11am JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 – Grand Theatre.

With Ranja Mohyieldin – Director of Fan Engagement & Insights at Turner EMEA.

Turner EMEA presents the findings of an extensive new study into kids consumption habits, segmenting the different types of consumer and the make-up of a “fan”. Hear how the company is utilising this data to inform its multiplatform, fan-focused strategy across its kids portfolio, which encompasses Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Cartoonito and Toonami.

https://www.my-mip.com/en/Sessions/64781/HOW-WELL-DO-YOU-KNOW-YOUR-FANS

Other Cartoon Network Related News At MIPJunior 2018

UK-based Jetpack Distribution has acquired the distribution rights to Oswaldo, an animated series co-produced by Birdo Studio and Symbiosys Entertainment for Cartoon Network Latin America. Oswaldo was the most watched Brazilian animated series on Cartoon Network Brazil in 2017 and was the top-rated Sunday show on Brazil’s TV Cultura channel in 2018.

https://www.c21media.net/jetpack-launches-two-new-toons

http://worldscreen.com/tvkids/jetpack-lands-rights-for-oswaldo-barefoot-bandits/

Spin Master Entertainment is promoting the newly revived Bakugan franchise at MIPJunior – Bakugan: Battle Planet.

https://www.c21media.net/spin-master-toon-trio-lands-in-cannes/

https://www.mipjunior.com

https://www.mipcom.com

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Bulletin: Drawn: The Story Of Animation Podcast: Episode One

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Bulletin: Drawn: The Story Of Animation Podcast: Episode One

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Bulletin: Drawn: The Story Of Animation Podcast: Episode One: From The Turner USA Press Release

Cartoon Network and HowStuffWorks have teamed up for the new podcast Drawn: The Story of Animation which officially launches today.

Don’t miss the first of 11 episodes hosted by podcast veteran Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed in History Class) as she takes listeners on a time travel to explore a bit of animation’s history, and trace those roots to the stories being told by today’s artists.

Episode One: How Cartoons Get Made

Synopsis: While some technology has changed over the years, in many ways, the path from an idea to a finished cartoon has remained the same. How has animation evolved while still retaining its roots, and where will it go next?

Special Guests:

– Brian Miller (Senior Vice President, Cartoon Network Studios)
– Doc Hammer and Emmy® Award nominee Christopher McCulloch (Venture Bros.)
– Ian Jones-Quartey (OK K.O.!, Adventure Time)
– Kim Manning (Vice President, Programming, Adult Swim)
– Michael Ouweleen (co-creator, Harvey Birdman; Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang)
– Mike Lazzo (Executive Vice President & Creative Director, Adult Swim)
– Ollie Green (Producer, Robot Chicken)
– Rebecca Sugar (Emmy ® Award nominee, The New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Steven Universe)
– Rob Sorcher (Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network Studios)
– Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Family Guy)

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Bulletin: Drawn: The Story Of Animation Podcast: Episode OneCartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Bulletin: Drawn: The Story Of Animation Podcast: Episode One

Ian Jones-Quartey
Creator, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

Brian Miller
Senior Vice President, CN Studios
Holly Frey
Host, HowStuffWorks

Episode One: Behind-the-Scenes Videos

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http://www.cartoonnetwork.com