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Diversity in Character Industries
This panel will discuss how the industries dealing with character creation, especially in animation and illustration, are changing in terms of being more diverse and inclusive. We want to reflect on what has been achieved and point out what still lies ahead of us. The panel features Alison Mann, Talent Manager and Co-President of Fourth Wall Animation and co-founder of the BRIC foundation; Bee Grandinett, animation director, designer and co-founder of Panimation; Kristina Snyder, CEO and founder of Snyder New York, a women-owned agency; and Afro-Belgian 3D illustrator and animator Loulou João, whose work shines a unique light on the representation of Black women. The panel will be moderated by It’s Nice That’s associate editor Jyni Ong.