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Netflix announced that its in-house Animation Studio will be launching an Animation Foundations Program this fall in association with the two partner organisations, LatinX in Animation (LXiA) and Exceptional Minds (EM). This is going to be a four-month mentorship program “focused on increasing access for underrepresented talent looking to break into the Animation Industry”, states Netflix.

The mentees will be selected from LXiA and EM. It’s time to know about these two organisations a bit better as explained by AWN.

LatinX in Animation (LXiA) 

It “represents a diverse group within the Animation, VFX, and Gaming industries dedicated to uniting a talented pool of innovators with a heart to create exceptional stories across multiple platforms. They do so by organizing activities and events focused on networking, camaraderie, community service, education, communication, and professional development. The organization provides the resources necessary to promote and further develop Latinx creatives and decision-makers in the Animation, VFX, and Gaming industries.”

Exceptional Minds (EM)

It “is the only autism education organization that provides technical instruction in the digital arts while fully integrating behavioral training into the curriculum. EM has a three-year, full-time Professional Training Academy that is unique in that it combines the skills of artists, instructors, technicians, and behaviorists into a completely articulated curriculum based on idiographic, empirically validated principles of instructional design.”