Access:VFX events are taking place next week, at visual effects studios across Soho. Access VFX is all about promoting diversity and inclusion in our industry.
Escape Studios have teamed up with our friends at The Mill, Framestore,
Double Negative, MPC, Jellyfish Pictures, ILM, Blue Zoo Animation, Union
VFX, Escape Technology, and UK Screen Alliance.
We're encouraging our students to attend these events; you can book your free tickets online through http://www.accessvfx.org/.
What's this about?
Access VFX is all about promoting better inclusion and increased diversity within the VFX industry and wider creative sector.
What are the Highlights?
Meet The Parents - Friday 29th September at Double Negative in Soho
How to keep doing what you love and spend time with those you love. The panel will explore the challenges and how employers can help working parents in the VFX industry. Louise Hussey - Exec VFX Producer DNegTV & VFX Chair AWUK; Pete Levy - VFX Producer DNegTV; Nicky Bentham - Film Producer and founder of Raising Films; Tory Wire - HR Director The Mill; Una Mazaroti - Animator and Editor; Rebecca Barbour - Talent Manager ILM;
When: Fri - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Double Negative
Channel 4 - We Are the Superhumans - Thursday 28th September at 3pm at MPC in Soho
A talk from the team behind the award-winning 2016 Paralympics campaign
When: Thurs - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: MPC Screening Room
Badass Women in VFX - Tuesday 26th September at 12.30pm at The Mill in Soho
Popular Talk Radio show The Badass Womens Hour comes to The Mill to discuss and debate gender inequality within the VFX industry and the creative and commercial no-brainer for diversity and inclusivity. This panel will feature senior women from Framestore, The Mill, Jellyfish Pictures and Double Negative.
When: Tues - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: The Mill
Who can attend?
The workshops and events are open to all of our staff and students (current and past) with events happening at multiple locations including VFX studios, the BFI Southbank and The Lion & Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town. I
There will also be a careers day at Westminster Kingsway College and a mentoring programme for 15-18-year-old students from diverse areas of London. A group of VFX apprentices will be running a day-long takeover event for young job-seekers at Escape Studios in Shepherds Bush.
Find the Programme
You can access the full programme of events on the ACCESS: VFX website and book your ticket online.
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