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Post New York Alliance (PNYA) “Post Break” to Examine the Future of Animation

The heads of two of New York’s leading animation studios will discuss prospects for their industry in the next edition of Post Break, the weekly webinar series from Post New York Alliance (PNYA).

Free video conference slated for Thursday, August 27th at 4:00 p.m.

NEW YORK CITY—The heads of two of New York’s leading animation studios will discuss prospects for their industry in the next edition of Post Break, the weekly webinar series from Post New York Alliance (PNYA). James Belfer of Brooklyn’s Cartuna and Mary Nittolo of the STUDIO NYC will reveal how their companies are surviving the pandemic…and how they plan to thrive in the future. The free event is slated for Thursday, August 27th at 4:00 p.m.

Like many companies in the entertainment and advertising industries, animation studios have had to rethink their business models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this lively, 1-hour session, Belfer and Nittolo will review animation’s evolving landscape. Are tax credits offered by the state of New York helping or hurting animation producers? Where will future opportunities lie? What positions are animation studios looking to fill? If you are a young animation professional, a seasoned veteran or simply someone who cares about the industry’s future, you won’t want to miss this insightful session. PNYA Chair Yana Collins Lehman will moderate. Following the webinar, attendees will have an opportunity to join small, virtual breakout groups for discussion and networking.

Panelists:

James Belfer, founder, Cartuna, Magical Girl Friendship Squad (Museum of Human History, Liverspots and Astronots).

Mary Nittolo, founder/creative director of the STUDIO NYC (Scarlett, A Girl Named C, The Players, Geico).

Moderator:

Yana Collins Lehman, president/COO, Trevanna Post; Chair, Post New York Alliance (PNYA)

When:  Thursday, August 27, 4:00 p.m.

Title: The Business of Animation: Past, Present and Future

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdu2vpj8tEteGe2yqAlhhuUQygw66TECy

Sound recordings of past Post Break sessions are available here:

https://www.postnewyork.org/page/PNYAPodcasts

Past Post Break sessions in video blog format are available here:

https://www.postnewyork.org/blogpost/1859636/Post-Break

About Post New York Alliance (PNYA)

Post New York Alliance (PNYA) is an association of film and television post production facilities, labor unions and individuals operating in New York. PNYA members coalesced around the belief that a unified industry presents the post production community better opportunities to develop and promote public policy that benefits the film and television industry as a whole. PNYA’s objectives include incentivizing projects to finish in New York, marketing the services provided by the New York post-production industry and creating avenues for talent to enter this fast-growing sector of the economy.

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