Perspectives on the Business of Animation From Women!

December 3rd, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Last week, ASIFA-Easters were invited to attend a forum entitled Women in …Animation:  The Business of Creativity, sponsored by New York Women in Film and Television.  Formed in 1977, NYWFT is an entertainment industry organization for women, that serves to highlight their achievements, provide training and professional development, and advocate on various issues. Now this forum was one of the most diverse I’ve seen in a while.  These leading ladies of animation came from such […]

Children’s Media Association Holiday Party

December 2nd, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Children’s Media Association has invited ASIFA-East to join them for their annual holiday party! Snowflakes are falling. The New Year is calling. The annual CMA party will be enthralling!   Come raise a glass and celebrate with the Children’s Media Association while you catch up with old friends and meet new ones. When: Thursday, December 6th 7PM – 9PM Where: Elmo Lounge – 156 7th Ave. The more the merrier!  Bring friends and co-workers.  There […]

Easy As Pie – When Animators Film Themselves

November 29th, 2012 by Tristian No Comments »


A couple Saturdays ago, on Mo-vember 10th (mustache month) I saw the “Rise of the Guardians” at the Museum of Moving Image with some friends. Two of them, Stephen Brooks and Rob Yulfo, are animators who make a video movie-review series. After it ended and we ‘returned’ our 3d glasses, we wandered upstairs to see an exhibit of production art and documentary. I saw some blue sticker dots on some artwork, which makes me think […]

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NEST by Michael J. Ruocco

November 26th, 2012 by Emmett No Comments »


Michael J. Ruocco has a star rising in the animation community. Michael’s senior thesis, which we hope to exhibit here very soon, is already generating fan art around the internet art communities. And as a blogger, Michael is involved with at least two notable animation blogs. The author admits to admiring Michael from afar. In between freelance and studio work, Michael created NEST, a short and sweet animated film about a bird building a cozy […]

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NYWIFT Presents Women in Animation: The Business of Creativity

November 24th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

UPDATE: Cyber Monday Sale! Hey everyone – NY Women in Film and Television is having a panel discussion with leading women members of the animation community on Thursday Nov 29. They have cordially invited ASIFA-East members to attend this event and will have a Cyber Monday sale for FREE entry for you and a guest. Use the code ASIFACYBER when registering. The code lasts through Tuesday. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! New York […]

Residencies at Eyebeam

November 21st, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Our friends at Eyebeam wanted to let you know about their Residency program: Announcing: 2013 Fellowship and Spring/Summer Residency Calls Eyebeam is pleased to announce its Open Call for 2013 Spring / Summer Residencies and 2013 Fellowships. Up to six Residents and three Fellows will join continuing Fellows and Residents in March 2013 at Eyebeam’s shared design, research, and fabrication labs. In brief, Eyebeam Residents are selected from a semiannual open call and receive a […]

Take A Break!

November 17th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

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If you’re like me, you don’t do this enough.  Kayla Evans sends us this cool infographic full of fun doodles, explaining the importance of taking a break.  Check it out! The original can be found at

Black Maria Film Festival

November 16th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Hi everyone!  Just a quick note that The Black Maria Film Festival is accepting entries until Nov 26.  Please visit their site for application  and background information on this popular festival!


The Greatest Animated Film Never Made

November 13th, 2012 by Richard 3 Comments »


Persistence of Vision Review of Kevin Schreck’s new documentary, by Richard Gorey There’s something so compelling about genius, to us mortals who might never achieve such dizzying heights. There’s something even more compelling about failure, which fascinates people in a very different way, as when we find ourselves slowing down to examine a wreck on the side of the freeway. Frightened by what we might see, we look anyway, don’t we—  experiencing that contradictory mixture […]

One Plus Hub Animation Industry Networking Event 11/15/12!

November 13th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Thursday, Nov. 15th 7pm-10pm Where: Professor Thom’s 219 2nd Avenue, NY, NY 10003 Special Guests Include: Lisa Goldman of Women in Animation Linda Beck of ASIFA-East Sarah Wallendjack of Children’s Media Association No need to register or RSVP – just show up! Sponsored by One Plus Hub!