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Panel Discussion - Diversity in Animation

Authentic stories come from all over the place. We all have a story to tell, in our own voices. Sadly, a lot of these voices are marginalized not always getting the opportunity to be in the mainstream.

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Panel Discussion - Diversity in Animation
Panel Discussion - Diversity in Animation

Time & Location

Apr 23, 2023, 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

About the event

This panel will dive deep into the importance of seeing representation both behind the screen as well as on screen; from page to post. Gifted, talented and experienced animators will share their insights into developing a future of animation that is more inclusive, equitable and enriched.

Panelists:

Lanette Ware-Bushfield, CEO - A WWB Production, Inc.

Lanette is a London Academy graduate with a Bachelors of Art in Drama, has studied Cinematic Language at The Toronto Film School, is a licensed Red Cross Instructor, published writer, and certified basic Spanish teacher. Born and raised on Manhattan's Upper East Side, she was hired for her first commercial at age three, began studying piano at age six and violin at age thirteen. She is currently in development with co-producer Brain Power Studio on her original YA drama series SURVIVING GRACE, in demo production for her animated preschool series HONEYCAKE and in post-production on her full length feature: DIXON: PLAY. PAUSE. REWIND, a documentary about a 2SLGBTQ+ Muslim singer. Lanette’s life goal remains to help change narratives that shed light on marginalized communities who rarely see accurate depictions of themselves represented on screen.

Linda Manouan - VFX/Feature Animation Production Manager at Rodeofx

Masha Ellsworth (Character Technical Director, Pixar Studios) - Known for “Inside Out”, ”Up”, “Brave” and “Coco”

​Seth Drost (Lead Animator, Copernicus Studios) - Known for "Teen Titans GO", "Denis and Me", "Care bears", "Kulipari"...

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