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Development 101

What does “Development” mean in context to the animation industry and how does it work? Join WIA Development 101 with Cassie Asta to learn how ideas come to life! From pitch to greenlight, we’ll cover what the Development process looks like and how to obtain a position in Development. Unsure if you want to work in Development but want to learn more about it? This circle is for you too! Learn how to polish your pitch and sell your idea by sharing your work and making connections.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:

Student (final year)

0-1 Year

2-3 years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice

Dates:  Every other Thursday

Meeting Times:   6pm PST

Circle Leader

Cassie Asta

Cassie Asta cut her teeth at talent agencies ICM & CAA before joining the crew of Green Eggs & Ham at Warner Bros Animation for Netflix. At Cartoon Network, she assisted on all current series before serving as a Creative Executive on shows Victor & Valentino and The Fungies! for HBO Max.

Now she works at BUCK as the Original Animation Development Coordinator. Cassie strives to create inclusive, diverse, and womxn-lead stories while increasing the percentage of women and thems working in animation.

Title/Expertise:  Creative Executive – Current Series

Company:  Buck

Location:  Los Angeles

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