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Letter From WIA President Marge Dean – Aug 4, 2023

Dear Friends, It’s a tough time right now in animation. We saw drastic cuts in projects from all the major streamers long before the Writers and Actors went on strike. Productions were abruptly ended, even when they were nearly or completely finished. Whole animation divisions were eradicated. I’ve heard estimations that 30% of the animation …

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WIA, GLAAD Collaborate For Seventh Annual 2023 WIA World Summit At Annecy

ND Stevenson, Vicky Jenson, Ramsey Naito, Anna Ginsburg and Nora Twomey, tackling the theme, ‘Break the Box: Redefining Gender and Leadership’ LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, at the beginning of Pride month, WIA — the advocacy organization dedicated to advancing people of underrepresented gender identities, including women and gender non-conforming people in the fields of …

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An Interview With Sandra Equihua, 2023 WIA World Summit Artist

Think back to the earliest moment in your life when you realized you loved creating art and please share it with us. I don’t think I can pinpoint it since I think I almost always gravitated to art or things having to do with creativity. I loved crayons, pencils, colored chalk, and clay. I loved …

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Marge Dean And Camille Eden Featured In Emmy Magazine

Our very own WIA President Marge Dean and board member Camille Eden were featured in the current issue of Emmy Magazine as part of their animation special insert. In the issue, they talk about WIA’s impact, making inroads for women and people of marginalized gender identities, and what’s ahead. Dean, who is the head of …

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WIA Announces 2023 Scholarship Program Industry Partners

This latest cycle boasts the largest number of industry partners and most robust prize packages since the inception of the program. LOS ANGELES, CA — WIA is proud to announce the largest number of industry partners contributing to the ongoing WIA Scholarship Program. Eight partners — Animation Focus, Animation Mentor, ArtStation, Autodesk, Foundry, LAIKA, Toon …

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