Women in Animation
Women In Animation brings together a global community of animation professionals to empower and support women in the art, science and business of animation by increasing access to resources, creating opportunities for education, encouraging strong connections between individuals, and inspiring excellence.
Jennifer Lee, co-director of Frozen, is officially the first female director to grace any of Walt Disney Animation Studios theatrical feature animated films. In fact, the annual Celluloid Ceiling survey of employment in the top-grossing 250 domestic pics found that overall employment for women in 2013 came in at 16%, down 2% from the previous year and down 1% from 1998 levels. Nicole Sperling of The LA Times points out that one of the biggest reasons women have had such a hard time breaking into directing, is because of the lack of mentors, or predecessors. Women In Animation is working to help close that gap and encourage more women to enter the world of animation.