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Spice Up That Portfolio... with STORY! with Grace Kum and Teny Issakhanian
Get ready for a portfolio pep talk with your pals, Grace Kum and Teny Issakhanian!
Having worked on some of your favorite animated shows in the past decade at major studios across the industry (DreamWorks Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Television Animation, Netflix Animation, and Cartoon Network - just to name a few!), join Grace and Teny on Saturday, November 13 at 7pm as they spill the secrets on strengthening your portfolio - with story!
Learn more about the portfolio tips and tricks that have fueled their combined 13+ years in animation, letting your art do the talking, what productions look for in hiring their artists, and how to make the portfolio creation process a little easier!
Saturday, November 13 at 7 PM PST | 10 PM EST
Exclusive Screening + Q&A of Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation's BLUSH
THURSDAY | October 28, 2021 at 7PM PT
Join Asians in Animation for an Exclusive Free Virtual Screening & Q&A of Apple Original Films & Skydance Animation's BLUSH. Afterwards, join us for a Q&A with Director Joe Mateo, Editor Alice Lin-White, & Composer Joy Ngiaw
Moderated by Nicole Solis and Kristian Bansil (AIA External Relations Team)
BLUSH follows an astronaut’s journey after he crashes on a desolate planet. When a visitor arrives, the traveler discovers a new life and realizes the universe has delivered astonishing salvation.
Runtime: 11 mins.
An Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of TROLLHUNTERS: RISE OF THE TITANS
WEDNESDAY | July 28, 2021 at 6:30PM PT - Directors Panel
THURSDAY | July 29, 2021 at 6:30PM PT - Visual Development Panel
Take a two-panel trip behind-the-scenes of the final chapter of DreamWorks Animation and Guillermo Del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia trilogy - with Team Trollhunters themselves!
Join TROLLHUNTERS: RISE OF THE TITANS Directors Andrew Schmidt, Francisco Ruiz Velasco, and Johane Matte, Line Producer Jaena Sta. Ana, Production Designer Alfonso Blaas, Art Director Yingjue Linda Chen, CG Supervisor Geoff Loo, and Visual Development Artist Facundo Rabaudi for a show and tell and an exclusive look back on one of DreamWorks Animation Television’s most ambitious CG fantasy series.
Hosted by DreamWorks Animation, Asians in Animation, and LatinX in Animation.
Job Search Support Space 2021
June 29, 2021
A big thank you to Mike Yamada, Derick Tsai, and Henry Yu for making our Job Search Support Space one to remember. We are so grateful that you spent your Saturday night with us and inspiring the next generation of artists, producers, writers, board artists, and directors!
*This event is not indicative of Netflix, Netflix Animation, Lucasfilm Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, Riot Games, DreamWorks Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios, or any studio. All thoughts are our own!
*Notes will be available soon. For any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writer Coffee Chat with Jeanette Lim
August 1, 2021
We are so excited to present our first coffee chat with the amazing Jeanette Lim, writer and script coordinator over at Netflix Animation! We welcome writers of ALL levels to stop by and bring questions about being in a writers room, writing for animation, pitching shows, and working your way up the writing ladder.
Jeanette Lim is a writer with roots in Singapore and Las Vegas. She dreams up stories that range from irreverent animated comedies to family crime dramas. What stays true is her passion for immigrant, working-class, and women-centered narratives, which are vital parts of her own identity and community.
Having climbed the assistant ladder in the entertainment industry, Jeanette has worked on productions like Deadwood: The Movie, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, and American Dad! Last year, she was a 2020 Film Independent Project Involve Fellow and wrote the short film, Alma y Paz. Jeanette and her comedy writing partner, MarvaWhitaker, are currently writing an episode for an upcoming Netflix animated series. Recently, she pitched two animated television shows and is now developing her live-action dark comedy, Neon Sisters. Jeanette is a graduate of Stanford University and spent time working as a community-based researcher in Latin America and Northern California before becoming a screenwriter.
Concept Art Support Space with Vicki Pui
SATURDAY | August 28, 2021
Hello AnimAsians Community! We are so excited to announce our next Coffee Chat with concept artist, Vicki Pui!
Some of her recent credits include Black Panther, Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Shazam!, Spiderman: Homecoming, Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, Thor Ragnarok, and Wonder Woman 1984. She recently wrapped on Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Nightmare Alley and Disney’s Peter Pan and Wendy.
Join us in this intimate and casual conversation to hear Vicki’s story from storyboarding in animation to concept artistry in live-action...and to ask any questions you have! The floor is yours!
Saturday, August 28th at 5 PM PST | 8 PM EST
More to be announced soon!