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Black Girls Animate Units 2nd Annual Black In Animation Awards Present & Honorees – Deadline


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EXCLUSIVE: Animation home Black Girls Animate has set the small print for its second annual Black in Animation Awards Present. Titled Carry Whereas We Climbthe 2021 ceremony will see Grammy-winning musician and Steven Universe star Estelle return as host.

The awards ceremony seeks to honor Black folks in animation who’ve and at the moment are paving the way in which for this sector of the leisure trade.

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This 12 months’s Black in Animation Awards Present honorees embody Jay Francis, Vice President, Present Collection, Range and Inclusion at Disney Tv Animation with the Trailblazer Award; Mounia Aram, Founder & President of Mounia Aram Firm with Cultural Innovator Award, and Craig of the Creek storyboard artist Tiffany Ford with the Subsequent Gen Award. Extra honorees are Dan Haskett, Veteran Animator who will obtain Lifetime Achievement Award; Worldwide Award recipient Thandiwe Mlauli, Founder & CEO of Studio Yezi ; and Laurence Ralph, Impartial Filmmaker and Professor of Anthropology at Princeton College who will obtain the Social Affect Highlight Award.

(L-R) Dan Haskett, Laurence Ralph and Thandiwe Miauli

The recipient of the Rising Star Award, as decided by the Dolphin Tank quick competitors sequence,  shall be introduced through the ceremony.

“Following final 12 months’s success, we needed to proceed to honor and acknowledge Black legends in animation,” mentioned BWA Studios Founder and CEO Taylor Ok. Shaw and Founding and Managing Associate JLove Calderón. “That’s the place this 12 months’s theme stems from; as Black folx proceed to play an unimaginable function within the animation trade, it creates area for generations to return. We need to hold celebrating this by our Black in Animation Awards Ceremony whereas additionally giving audiences firsthand entry to instruments through which they can also excel in our trade throughout our Boot Camp occasion.”

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The awards ceremony will observe the fourth annual BWA Studios Boot Camp occasion on November 14, 2021 at 5 p.m. PT. Attendees can watch the Black in Animation Awards Present just about and should register at http://www.bwabootcamp.com.

The BWA Boot Camp and Awards Present is produced by BWA Studios in partnership with A Wynn Wynn Productions, and West Peek Productions.

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