• Women In British Animation: Gillian Lacey

    Women In British Animation: Gillian Lacey0

    “When the Leeds workshop started there was very little challenging animation being done and as a result there was always an excited audience waiting to see what the next films would be.” —Gillian Lacey

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  • Backlight: Women In the Director’s Chair

    Backlight: Women In the Director’s Chair0

    • September 3, 2017

    Seeing Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman turn into a huge commercial success is a special kind of schadenfreude. Superhero and other popcorn action films have been been particularly resistant to give female directors a chance, even while allowing mediocre white men to fail upwards, from mild indie successes to headlining major franchises. But it’s too easy

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  • Women in British Animation: Candy Guard

    Women in British Animation: Candy Guard0

    “I just want to make people laugh. Not by being silly – but by being truthful.” —Candy Guard In her student days at Newcastle Polytechnic and St Martins School of Art, Candy Guard hoped to enter live-action filmmaking. But instead, she found herself being tugged towards the world of cartoons. “I started to put ideas

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  • Women in British Animation: Thalma Goldman Cohen

    Women in British Animation: Thalma Goldman Cohen1

    “Sex has become very commercialized. But people are moving away from cheapness, it abuses them.” —Thalma Goldman Cohen In 1976, Screen International cast an eye over the position of women filmmakers in Britain. “If British Cinema, to its shame, can boast few female directors as yet,” read the article, “one field in which women seem

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  • 50/50 by 2025: An Interview with Women In Animation’s Marge Dean

    50/50 by 2025: An Interview with Women In Animation’s Marge Dean0

    • August 2, 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.

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