“I’d love to hire women, but I don’t know where to find them”: it’s a familiar statement in the animation industry. Women in Animation aims to make it obsolete with a new initiative, the WIA Talent Database.
The database, which catalogues people working across all production roles in animation, is intended as a resource to be used by studios when hiring. It includes women, trans, and nonbinary members of the animation community, across all countries.
Potential employers can filter candidates according to various professional criteria, such as knowledge of the cg pipeline or years of work in a given role. The system also features a gallery view that enables multiples candidates’ artwork to be displayed side by side.