BRIC Unveils 2023 Summit Lineup, Launches Profession Path Research with UCLA

The BRIC Basis (, devoted to rising illustration within the leisure and gaming industries, introduced the official lineup for its fifth annual BRIC Summit, to be held February 10 at Netflix Animation in Burbank and nearly on February 11 for his or her Annual Expertise + Training Day.

The BRIC Summit will probably be filled with partaking audio system and solutions-driven workshops for trade professionals and up-and-coming expertise, offering entry and schooling from specialists within the area representing the world’s most iconic leisure manufacturers. Click here for more information and to register for the event.

This yr on the Summit, UCLA Middle for Students & Storytellers ( will probably be sharing the outcomes of a long-term examine commissioned by the BRIC Basis and the Idea Artwork Affiliation round variety and gender in visible artists in leisure, and will probably be launching a 5-12 months Longitudal Research round Profession Pathways into the Leisure Industries.

“We’re honored to associate with BRIC to proceed our work of inspecting variety and fairness in media”, stated Dr. Yalda T Uhls, Founder and Government Director Middle for Students & Storytellers, UCLA. “This collaboration permits us to develop our work to look at visible artists in lots of mediums.”

“Popping out of the pandemic, similar to people, our trade is attempting to determine what their new regular and fact is,” added Alison Mann, Co-Founding father of the BRIC Basis. “In these instances, greater than ever, we have to lead with empathy, which may help people work in the direction of being inclusive. This years summit theme is ‘Bridging to Frequent Floor’; that begins with empathy, which alone gained’t make all of the modifications, however it’s the place the journey for connecting and understanding can begin.”


Trade Day: Friday, February 10 (INVITE ONLY)

Karen Toliver
Karen Toliver

Attendees will hear analysis from the UCLA Middle for Students & Storytellers on the state of our trade. Further audio system embrace Disney producer Jen Vera, Netflix’s VP of Animated Movie Karen Toliver and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Dr. Safiya Noble.

There can even be an Government Breakfast for senior leaders from studios to realize further insights round recession proofing DEIA efforts. And, there will probably be a Deep Canvassing Workshop with one of many Activist Creators of the approach, David Fleisher.

The day will give attention to answering 4 key questions:

  • BREAK: The Default: How can one navigate hegemonic work areas? Let’s discover the dialog round being “the one” within the room, whereas additionally understanding the methods we are able to break the present norm/actuality of homogeneous areas.
  • REINVENT: The Inventive Financial system: Taking a deep dive into understanding the place we’re missing from analysis, coverage, schooling, and sources to develop our future workforce and how one can make an influence.
  • IMPACT: The Hiring Mindset: What do modern interviews appear to be and how will you bridge conversations for commonality? How do boundaries and help programs pave the way in which for a profitable rent?
  • CHANGE: The Narrative: How will we recession-proof variety? Let’s transfer variety from altruism to enterprise crucial.


Training Day: Saturday, February 11 (FREE TO THE PUBLIC)

Educators, dad and mom and professionals in early levels of their profession will discover a wide range of useful workshops together with a BRIC Inventive Academy session, an Artwork Jam; Careers in Animation, Careers in Gaming and Careers in Visible Results panels; and Portfolio Evaluations from a number of the main studios together with Netflix, Skydance Animation and Nickelodeon.

Further programming consists of AME Grants and Alternatives for Educators, a number of software program workshops and a Movie Pageant Submission Panel led by New Filmmakers LA.

“Analysis reveals that the extra illustration there’s behind the screens, the extra genuine illustration you see on screens. By means of early schooling and profession readiness packages, we may help enhance employment pathways, so offering schooling for rising expertise, college students, and educators will at all times be part of our occasion,” added Nicole Hendrix, Co-Founder & Government Director of the BRIC Basis.

“The Summit is a time the place all of us come collectively to seek out DEIA options for our industries; the 2021 & 2022 Summits constructed the primary Animation, Visible Results and Gaming apprenticeship, so we’re very excited to see the place this yr will take us.”