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Former CAA Agent David Neumann Launches Management Firm

Former CAA motion picture agent David Neumann has launched Newmation, a management company for film and TV animation creators.

Annie Awards: ‘Coco’ Tops Animation Celebration

'The Breadwinner' was named best independent animated feature.

Athena Film Festival: ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Highlight Female-Focused Lineup

The eighth annual showcase of women's leadership also will screen 'Megan Leavey' and 'The Zookeeper's Wife.'

Animated Film ‘The Breadwinner’ Aims to Show the Struggles of Females Under the Taliban Regime

"Oftentimes women and young girls are the first to suffer in a society where something has gone terribly wrong," says director Nora Twomey, who teamed with Angelina Jolie on the project.

How ‘Despicable Me 3’ Sound Editors Made Custom Effects for Dru’s Villainous Vehicle

The process involved using a blow torch and a propane tank to record sounds.

Animation Roundtable: The Risk of Making Toons for All Ages and Why Hiring More Females Is “Crucial”

Whether they're exploring Taliban rule ('The Breadwinner') or the connections between the living and the dead ('Coco'), animated movies can be ambitious — and surprising. Six filmmakers discuss what…

‘The Florida Project’ Named Best Film by Toronto Film Critics

Greta Gerwig was tapped as best director and Daniel Day-Lewis and Frances McDormand figured among the year's best actors.

Angelina Jolie Calls for International Female Solidarity Through Art: “Help Them Tell Their Stories”

"Art influences. Art catches the imagination. Art challenges orthodoxy and societies where women are denied freedom of expression," said the actress-turned-director at THR's annual Women in…

How Angelina Jolie Helped ‘The Breadwinner’ Capture the Voice of Afghanistan

With Jolie's assistance in the search for local voices, and the sounds of a girls choir from Kabul, director Nora Twomey focused on authenticity for the animated adaptation that follows a young girl…

‘The Breadwinner’: Film Review

Based on a children's novel by Deborah Ellis and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Nora Twomey's animated feature 'The Breadwinner' centers on a young Afghan girl's resilience in the face of…

‘The Breadwinner’ Wins Grand Prize and Audience Award at Animation Festival

Also at Animation Is Film, a special jury prize was awarded to 'The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales.'

‘The Breadwinner’ Director Nora Twomey to Receive Women in Animation Diversity Award

Walt Disney Animation Studios and filmmaker John Kahrs also will receive the WIA diversity honor.