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WIA Sets “The Future Is Female” Panel for SDCC

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WIA Sets “The Future Is Female” Panel for SDCC

Women in Animation will be presenting an informative and inspiring panel at San Diego Comic-Con this week. Moderated by WIA co-President Marge Dean (GM, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios), Thursday’s “The Future Is Female: Women in Animation” panel will offer input on creating gender equity in the industry from key studio leaders.

The Future Is Female: Women in Animation

Thurs., July 20, 10-11 a.m., Room 7AB

Marge Dean (WIA co-president and General Manager of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios) will lead a conversation featuring top executives from the areas of film, TV, comics, VR, gaming and digital streaming. The panel will discuss female creative talent by format, unconscious bias, and the goal of obtaining 50-50 by 2025, with women sharing equally in the creation, production and rewards of animation.

Panelists: Paige Braddock, Executive Vice President/Creative Director, Charles M Schulz Creative Associates; Kelley Gardner, Sr. Director of Current Animation Series at Nickelodeon; Maggie Malone, VP, Creative Affairs, Walt Disney Animation Studios; Angela Petrella, Producer, Oculus Story Studio; Kristy Scanlan, WIA Co-president and VP, Business Development, Animation & Games, Technicolor; Sarah Malkin, VP, Head of Programming, New Form.

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