WIA STUDIES

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The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative And Women In Animation

The purpose of this study was to examine women’s participation in the visual effects industry. The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative accomplished this task in several ways. From a quantitative perspective, we scrutinized the gender of individuals credited in VFX positions and leadership roles across the 400 top films from 2016-2019. Using this database, we also determined the 60 top companies retained for VFX across the 400-movie sample and the gender distribution of C-suite or equivalent positions at these firms. We also assessed gender in nominations and awards in VFX at the Academy Awards® (including the Scientific and Technical Awards) and the Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards.

The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative And Women In Animation

The purpose of the present study was to examine the ecosystem of animation for gender inclusion quantitatively and qualitatively. To this end, we assessed gender and the percentage of women of color working above the line, below the line in key roles, and in the executive ranks of both the film and TV animation industry. We also mapped out the U.S. pipeline from 2016-2018, examining the percentage of women enrolled or attending 5 prestigious animation programs and screening animated shorts at the 5 top film festivals in this country.