• #Magic, Color, Flair: The World of Mary Blair

    By David.Derks on March 14, 2014
    Located at the Presidio in San Francisco, the Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair. This comprehensive exhibition explores the artistic process and development of one of Walt Disney’s most original, beloved, and influential designer and art directors, Mary Blair (1911–1978). Blair’s joyful creativity―her eye-appealing designs and exuberant color palette―endure in […]
  • CTN #Workshops for Storytellers and #Animation Rock Stars

    By David.Derks on March 4, 2014
    CTN will be hosting the following workshops at Center Stage Gallery later this month: The 5 Keystones to Great Screenwriting: As a follow up to the standing room only “Writing for Animation” workshop at the CTN Expo in November 2013, award-winning writer Rob Edwards (Disney’s Academy Award nominated THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and TREASURE PLANET) will be taking this […]
  • Copyright and Fair Use for #Animation #Educators

    By David.Derks on February 28, 2014
    Copyright law can seem arcane, confusing, overly restrictive, and frustrating for educators, particularly in the fields of art and design.  To be sure, there are a number of “gray areas” in copyright, but the law actually allows much more than you may think.  This session will focus on the many things that educators can do without infringing copyright or risking […]
  • #Oscar Nominees for #Animated Short Subject Showcased for #ASIFA Membership

    By David.Derks on February 26, 2014
    Acme Filmworks and AWN presented the 2014 #Oscar® Showcase of 86th Academy Award® Nominated Best Animated Short Films, proudly sponsored by ASIFA-Hollywood and was presented in the Ray Harryhausen Theater at Sony Pictures Animation. The screening included the following shorts: Feral, Get a Horse!, Mr Hublot, Possessions, and Room on the Broom. After the screening, a Q&A, moderated by Ron […]
  • Kick Off 2014 With @OnePlusHub!

    By David.Derks on January 18, 2014
    Kick-off 2014 with award-winning visual effects and animation studio Rhythm & Hues! When: Wednesday, January 29th 7pm-10pm Where: Sadie Kitchen 1638 North Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028 Lot and street parking available Special Guests Include: Lee Berger, President of Rhythm & Hues! Richard Hollander, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Other Top R&H Talent No need to register or […]
  • Women in #Animation Event

    By David.Derks on January 3, 2014
    The folks at Women in Animation want to wish you a very happy New Year. In that spirit, on January 15th They’ll be hosting their first monthly mixer at…  Golden Road Brewing 7:00 PM​ 5410 W San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90039   Please join them and bring a friend!
  • The Thief and the Cobbler Premieres at #AMPAS

    By David.Derks on December 13, 2013
    On Tuesday, December 10, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) hosted the first public screening of Richard Williams’s original version of The Thief and the Cobbler. Richard Williams returned to Los Angeles from the U.K. to present The Thief and the Cobbler, which has been newly reconstructed from his original workprint from May 13, 1992. The lavish […]
  • President #Obama Visits DreamWorks Animation

    By David.Derks on November 27, 2013
    by Bret Marnell Today was an exciting day to be working at DreamWorks Animation, as it was our honor and privilege to host the President of the United States. I can recall many presidential photo-ops that were set up next to automotive assembly lines, grain silos, or at some sort of industrial factory. These are the traditional businesses and jobs […]
  • #LACMA Invites You and Your Family to A Screening of The Croods

    By David.Derks on November 22, 2013
    Members of ASIFA and their families are invited to a very special screening of The Croods, followed by a conversation with actor Nicholas Cage and writers/directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco. Saturday, November 30, 2013, 2PM Leo S. Bing Theater at LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 Please RSVP to or (310) 606-2088 This prehistoric comedy adventure […]
  • Animation Educators Forum (#AEF) at #CTNX This Saturday

    By David.Derks on November 13, 2013
    On November 16, from 2:30pm-3:15pm, the Animation Educators Forum will discuss the topic “Should we teach to the first job or the last job?” at the Creative Talent Network eXpo (CTNx)! Location: Executive Boardroom, Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, California 91505 Welcome and Introduction Adriana Jaroszewicz, AEF Steering Committee Treasurer & Assistant Professor at […]