Netflix Launches Animation Mentorship Program For Underrepresented Communities

Alex Dudok De Wit

Cartoon Brew

Aug 31, 2021

Netflix’s in-house animation studio will mentor young artists, chiefly from underrepresented communities, as part of a new initiative.

Netflix Animation Foundations Program launches in September with a first intake of artists, who come from the Latinx and neurodiverse communities. Each will be paired with a mentor.

Over four months, the mentees will receive “mentorship on the industry, career advice, and guidance with editing and curating professionally-styled portfolios, writing samples, or resumes.” The idea is to prepare them for a career in animation, helping them compete against those with industry connections or a top degree.

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