Tuesday, November 21, 2017

19th Annual Animation Show of Shows in Toronto

Starts December 1 at the Carleton Cinema and includes Glen Keane's Dear Basketball as well as films by Niki Lindroth von Bahr and David OReilly.  Pete Docter's 1990 Cal Arts film Next Door is also featured.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Canadian Animation Studios Should Apply Pressure to End the Ontario College Strike

There is currently a province-wide college strike in Ontario.  The issues are larger than those affecting the animation programs at the various colleges, but those programs are being affected.

As the Canadian animation industry depends so heavily on graduates from colleges such as Sheridan, Seneca and Algonquin, it is in the industry's interests to apply pressure on college presidents and on the Ontario government to end the strike.

There is a strong possibility that the current semester may be lost.  That may impact graduating animation students and animation students who are available for internships or summer jobs.  It will potentially delay graduates moving into the workforce and may affect the quality of graduates for the next four years.

If you are a studio owner or manager, can you afford a delay in the pool of applicants or interns in 2018?  I urge you to contact the presidents of the colleges you regularly hire from as well as your MPP and Premier Kathleen Wynn.