EXCLUSIVE: Animation home Black Girls Animate has set the main points for its second annual Black in Animation Awards Present. Titled Elevate Whereas We Climb, the 2021 ceremony will see Grammy-winning musician and Steven Universe star Estelle return as host.
The awards ceremony seeks to honor Black individuals in animation who’ve and at present are paving the way in which for this sector of the leisure business.
This yr’s Black in Animation Awards Present honorees embrace Jay Francis, VP – Present Collection, Variety 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, Unbiased Filmmaker and Professor of Anthropology at Princeton College who will obtain the Social Affect Highlight Award.
The recipient of the Rising Star Award, as decided by the Dolphin Tank brief competitors collection, shall be introduced through the ceremony.
“Following final yr’s success, we needed to proceed to honor and acknowledge Black legends in animation,” stated BWA Studios Founder and CEO Taylor Okay. Shaw and Founding and Managing Companion JLove Calderón. “That’s the place this yr’s theme stems from; as Black folx proceed to play an unbelievable function within the animation business, it creates house for generations to come back. We need to maintain celebrating this via our Black in Animation Awards Ceremony whereas additionally giving audiences firsthand entry to instruments during which they can also excel in our business throughout our Boot Camp occasion.”
The awards ceremony will comply with 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 nearly 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.