• 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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