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Inequality in 700 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race, & LGBT Status from 2007 to 2014

Dr . Stacy L. Smith | Marc Choueiti | Dr. Katherine Pieper
& Traci Gillig | Dr. Carmen Lee | Dylan DeLuca

Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative

Re-posted by Black Animation Network, LLC. for study, reference and resource purposes only. Please review the official publication link below for public release.

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In Review:

Although this incredible study was completed and distributed over 5 years ago, it’s relevancy today is an absolute industry forecast of our current media, diversity and social change initiatives and/or a pathways through time that inspired a movement towards alternative strategies to pursue creative career equity.

Very little has changed in 2019 numerically, but accountability has changed notably.

In short, the industry diversity hiring numbers haven’t changed that much during these past 5 years according to similar studies since, but the artistic social media audience recognition, the independent project achievements, the new multi-media studio business ownership launches, the increased multi-media college enrollments and major awards and/or acknowledgements for diverse industry contributors have.

Okay, so that wasn’t “in-short” but WOW!!!

Just look at the looking some at the major advancements we have witnessed in this past year alone gives reason for optimism.

  • Peter Ramsey winning numerous awards and the 1st to win an Oscar for directing in his industry, record-breaking, record-breaking 375.5 million box office, animation “SpiderMan: Into The SpiderVerse”.
  • Jamaal Bradley award-winning animation “Substance” embodies artistic and real-life perseverance through achievement.

  • Karen Toliver EVP Creative for Sony Pictures Animation.

  • Lion Forge Animation becomes is launched with Chief Creative Officer Carl Reed.

  • Janet Mock makes history as the first Black trans woman to establish an overall deal with a major studio.

  • Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison “Hair Love” gives the industry a “Blow-Out Kit (Y’all see that) it’ll never forget nationally.

  • Mati Diop becomes the First Black Female Director in the Cannes Competition.

  • And even more optimistically, there was an estimated 35% increase in multi-media college enrollments for diverse student populations.

More to come…

The numbers from 2014 may not be far from our current numbers – industry-wise, but the “independent” seeds and the harvest of the past few years confirm that perseverance trumps resistance every time.

Over a decade ago, the simple phrase “Black Animation” didn’t find anything in a Google search. Seriously. We tried. This was one of our motivating factors in creating Black Animation Network. Google it today or any of the other diverse industry categories and you should find hundreds of options from how, who, what, when and where. Going forward together, we should find millions of options.

This will happen.

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Animation: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Writing Marvel’s Black Panther

The Initial Inspiration

My thoughts: A person of this brilliance can forge any path that creative energy leads them. Some have said it’s a departure from ‘serious’ literature. I believe it’s not. Wishing him continued success. 

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Published on Sep 22, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a  nonfiction National Book Award nominee, will be the new scribe for  Marvel’s Black Panther comic series starting in the spring. After receiving high praise for his book “Between the World and Me,” a  letter to his son on being black in America, some may think Coates’ move  to comics is an odd choice. Coates disagrees. “I don’t experience the stuff I write about as weighty,” Coates said to  The New York Times. “I feel a strong need to express something. The  writing usually lifts the weight. I expect to be doing the same thing  for Marvel.”

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Welcome BAN Fam!

All are welcome and all are included. To promote more interest and development in Black Animation Themes, Black Animators and Black Animated Characters throughout history.  Story and Animation by John Kennedy McCray.

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Silly Superstition — Dr. Grob’s Animation Review

‘Silly Superstition’ is the second of three cartoon starring Lil’ Eightball, a heavy caricatured black boy with a deep southern voice (by Mel Blanc). In ‘Silly Superstition’ Lil’ Eightball’s mama warns him that it’s Friday the 13th, and that he shouldn’t walk under a ladder or let a black cat cross his path. Lil’ Eightball dismisses these warnings as superstition, doing deliberately these things.

via Silly Superstition — Dr. Grob’s Animation Review

Tessa Thompson Will Voice Lady In Live-Action ‘LADY AND THE TRAMP’ Film — SuperBroMovies

Disney seems to love it’s live action remakes as there is another one coming to life. Lady and the Tramp, a wonderful love story between two dogs, will now get the live action treatment. With Justin Theroux set to play Tramp, it was inevitable for a casting announcement to come with the actress playing Lady. […]

via Tessa Thompson Will Voice Lady In Live-Action ‘LADY AND THE TRAMP’ Film — SuperBroMovies

List of Black Women in Animation & Cartoons

Black Animation Network, LLC. – Our objective is simply: “We want to feature as many projects and artists as possible to help promote your creative journey along with that of your peers in order to expand our collaborative creative outreach together.”

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Brenda Banks

Carole Holliday

Lillian Evans

Jackie Corley

Good Black News in Animation

Black Women Animate

Black Girl Animators

Sonya Carey

Black Women Literally in the Mix

Christa Carr

Carrie Hawks

Deborah A. Anderson

The Resource for the Animated Art, the News and the Study of Black Animation WORLDWIDE! Black Animation Network – Powerful World Animated Art featuring: Black Animators, Cartoons, Tutorials, Films and Stories on a global scale. To promote more interest and development in Black Animation Themes, Black Animators and Black Animated Characters throughout history. Black Animation, Black Animation, African American Animated, Black Animated, Black Animation Pros – African American Animations, Black Animation Network – WORLDWIDE High Definition Media, Black Animation Network – Black History

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Help Us Welcome Paula D. Ashford

Official Black Animation Network

We’re proud to announce that Paula D. Ashford is joining our team as Executive Director. Paula is a 25-year World Class Technologies Engineer veteran (Guru!) of the corporate sector and specializes in high-level infrastructure and architecture.

She brings with her an exceptional skill-set, a passion for excellence and the same forward thinking approach she executed at ThyssenKrupp IT North America, Mckesson Corporation and The New York Stock Exchange (Just to name a few.).

Paula will head the executive department and be responsible for managing our team and volunteer outreach group. She’ll serve as the main public contact and spokesperson for the organization and will represent Black Animation Network, LLC. in all professional business capacities.

When she wasn’t optimizing technology for some of the leading Fortune 500 Companies, Paula has been an ardent community supporter and volunteer for the nonprofit sector and disaster relief initiatives. She continues that tradition, today.

“When you’re not challenging the ‘status-quo’ you’re accepting it when there’s some much more potential in all of us to take it to a higher level.” – Paula Ashford

Her first official day is February 15, 2018; however, she’s selflessly been paramount in the re-branding, business planning and project management of Black Animation Network, LLC. as a volunteer. She strongly believes and embraces our mission initiative. She’s already played a huge role in our new website launch, BAN Sponsored Nonprofit Outreach and our Re-branding Premier scheduled for February 15, 2018.

Please take a moment to reach-out via our social media sites, registry memberships or in person to introduce yourself, and welcome her to our dynamic organization. Include the new hire’s contact information for reference.

2bfilms.com feat. Black Animation Net

http://www.2bfilms.com/
Real Creative Resources for Screenplays, Soundtracks & Films That Move People.

Welcome to 2bfilms – Let’s Create Something!

Screenplays Available for Option*: Log-lines, Synopsis (L/S), 10 Page Script Samples – 2bfilms Productions was founded as a collaborative creative initiative to advance, develop and promote independent films, soundtracks and screenplays that celebrate the human spirit, broaden our perspectives, engage positive resolve and progressively further subsistence of thought-provoking films in an era of creative challenge to long withstanding industry marketability standards. The 2bfilms slogan, “Films that Move People”, perfectly illustrations and champions this spirited resolve.
Options Available

Visit the ‘Screenplays’ page on this website and select the ‘Contact’ button once you’ve decided which projects you would like to option. If your team is interested in projects that are thought provoking, classic, entertaining, inspiring and profit producing – we would love to partner with you. We are an innovative team with a purpose and the resolve to meet it. Whether it’s through directing, producing, composing, tech assisting and/or writing, our aspiration is to craft quality movies – that inspire. Please remember to indicate which screenplays you are interested in within your e-mail ‘Subject Line’. We’ll forward you a release form to assist with your request.

LET’S CREATE! – 2B the Change That You Want 2 See in the WORLD!!! 2bfilms Celebrates the Creative Spirit

2BFILMS REGISTERED SCREENPLAYS can be referenced at the Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West If you’re developing your own independent project – GREAT! We would love to provide the soundtrack, animations, editing or whatever it takes to get to the screen.

Join Black Animation Net at Patreon

Once I reach my overall goal of $55,000.00 here is how it will be used to promote animation:

  • $35,000.00 to Direct Action Media Academy Inc.- Atlanta (501c3) – Nonprofit Community Service proactively supports people and communities by providing direct training, business building tools and outreach advocacy through advanced technology from a collective of skilled IT technicians, artists, musicians, photographers, entrepreneurs and partnering community agencies. We provide hands on support, outreach, research and expertise to help build futures. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, we are also proudly serving communities and individuals throughout the country including Baltimore, Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia.
  • $20,000.00 to upgrade my animation technology, pay my multi-media crew, perform more workshops, build more resources, network globally and enter more animation venues/festivals to continue my mission.

Reports and financial statements will be updated and forwarded to my patrons per campaign.

Thanks BAN Fam! Let’s just do the thing.

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2bfilms Productions: Real Creative Resources for Published Screenplays, Soundtracks & Films That Move People! 2bfilms.com.

Black Animation Net, LLC: An added resource for Animated Art, News and the Study of Black Animation – feat. John Kennedy McCray, Animator BAN Patreon Channel.

Direct Action Media Academy Inc. (501(c) – Nonprofit Community Service proactively supports people and communities by providing direct training, business building tools and outreach advocacy through advanced technology from a collective of skilled IT technicians, artists, musicians, photographers, entrepreneurs and partnering community agencies. We provide hands on support, outreach, research and expertise to help build futures. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, we are also proudly serving communities and individuals throughout the country including Baltimore, Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia. Check us out!

 

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