Posted by : Wendy B Tuesday, 2 August 2016



The statistics don’t lie, though some will try to deny the reality: The percentage of women in animation programs is approximately 60 to 70 per cent, yet women make up only 20 per cent of the professional creative roles.

This is how Marge Dean, co-president of Women in Animation and general manager of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, introduced the “Cartoon Creatives: Women Power in Animation” panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Accompanied by Lauren Faust (creator, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Brooke Keesling (director of animation talent development at Disney TV Animation), Lauren Montgomery (co-executive producer, Voltron: Legendary Defender), Stevie Wermers-Skelton (co-director, the Frozen Holiday Special), Gina Shay (producer, the Trolls), Katie Krentz (senior director of development at Cartoon Network, Steven Universe), Daron Nefcy (creator/executive producer, Star vs. the Forces of Evil), and moderator Leslie Combemale (Animation Scoop), the panelists discussed their experiences as well as the goals of their association, which include evening out the playing field by 2025.

Read more at WWAC.

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