CANCELLED: Creative Industries Pathway: Animation

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This event has been CANCELLED. We apologise for the inconvenience.
 
Join us for two perspectives on the fast-changing world of animation, and an insight into the different roles available. Our speakers will consider their personal journeys into the industry, what they perceive are today's biggest challenges and opportunities, and how a Humanities degree fits in. The presentations will be followed by panel discussion, and an opportunity for informal networking over a glass of wine.
 
Jellyfish Pictures are a visual effects and animation studio launched by a team of four in 2001. This December, they opened their fourth studio in Brixton, expanding their capacity to over 300 people. Jellyfish specialise in the integration of creativity with the VFX production pipeline, as a one-stop-shop for creative leadership, skilled artists and innovative tech. They've created CG creatures and virtual humans for the recent Star Wars films, Kingsman, Black Mirror and Outlander, as well as in-house animation for CITV, BBC and Beano Studios. Jellyfish also work on Visual Development, which includes storyboarding and graphic design, as well as producing their own 'Originals' animated children's content.
 
Novel Entertainment was also founded in 2001 by Lucinda Whiteley and Mike Watts, and specialises in the creation and development of successful children's character brands. These include Horrid Henry, Cinemaniacs, Fimbles, Rockit's Pocket and The Roly Mo Show. Novel Entertainment's expertise extends into brand licensing and merchandising, computer games, interactive online content, music, theatre and film. 
 
Lucinda Whiteley, Co-Founder and Creative Director, started her television career as a founding member of cable and satellite broadcaster The Children's Channel, after working in publishing for Longmans. Since then, she has worked for Channel Four – overseeing the launch of both The Big Breakfast and Channel Four Daily – until becoming Channel Four’s Commissioning Editor of Children’s Programmes commissioning shows such as Hollyoaks, Watch This Space and Look Who's Talking as well as award winning series such as Wise Up (Emmy, BAFTA, RTS and Peabody), Coping With (BAFTA and RTS), Ant and Dec Unzipped (BAFTA), Zig and Zag's Dirty Deeds (RTS) and adaptations of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music, and the New Magic Roundabout. Lucinda has also worked for Universal Pictures Visual Programming as Senior Vice President of Children's and Family Programming, producing the award winning series Vietnam for PBS, and writing and executive producing the pre-school animated series Maisy and Preston Pig for Nickelodeon and CITV.
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