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Introverted and in the Industry: Getting Started in Animation Production

Landing that first job is a struggle and building connections is an amazing way to help enter and grow in the industry. But as an introvert, or someone with a quieter personality, it can be hard to know how to make those first steps. So in this circle, we’ll give you tools and practice to help with application materials and building connections.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
Student (final year)

Meeting Times & Dates

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

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Meeting Times: Tuesdays 7pm (PST)

Circle Leader

Maansi Sunkara

Maansi Sunkara is a 2021 graduate, founder/co-director of Asian Queens in Animation, and currently a Production Assistant on Madagascar: A Little Wild at DreamWorks Animation. Starting her career virtually, Maansi previously interned at DreamWorks Animation and worked at Lucasfilm Animation as a Production Assistant. She is an aspiring producer and loves to advocate for diversity on and off-screen in animated film/television.


Title/Expertise:  Production Assistant


Company:  DreamWorks Animation


Location:  Dayton, OH / SF Bay Area


LinkedIn / Website:
linkedin.com/in/maansisunkara