STUDIO RECRUITMENT GUIDE
It’s never too early to check out companies you might work for. Here’s a global guide to potential employers.
21st Century Fox (A) Location: Multiple Website: www.foxcareers.com/Search Aardman Animations (A) Location: Bristol, UK Website: www.aardman.com/jobs
Studio Key: (A) = Animation, (V) = Visual Effects, (G) = Games Adult Swim (A) (G) Location: Atlanta, GA Website: jobsatturner.com/careers/animationjobs Animation Libation Studios (A) Location: Marina del Rey, CA Website: animationlibationstudios.com Contact: Carol Ashley Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (310) 741-0219 Preference: Submit Artist Registration Form online through contact page. Amazon Game Studios (G) Locations: Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Palo Alto, CA Website: games.amazon.com/jobs Arc Productions (A) Location: Toronto, ON, Canada Website: arcproductions.com Contact: Cindy Diogo Email: email@example.com Phone: (647) 272-4994 Preference: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Atomic Cartoons (A) Location: Vancouver, Canada Website: atomiccartoons.com/careers Bardel Entertainment (A) Location: Vancouver and Kelowna, BC, Canada Website: bardel.ca/now-hiring Bento Box (A) Location: North Hollywood, CA and Atlanta, GA Website: www.bentoboxent.com/#!careers/ c15x9 Blizzard Entertainment (G) Location: Irvine and San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX Website: us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/ careers Blue Sky Studios (A) Location: Greenwich, CT Website: blueskystudios.com/working-here/ jobs Blur Studios (G) Location: Culver City, CA Website: www.blur.com/jobs Cartoon Network US (A) (G) Location: Burbank, CA and Atlanta, GA Website: jobsatturner.com/careers/animationjobs DHX Media (A) Location: Vancouver, BC and Halifax, NS, Canada Website: animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia. com Digital Domain (V) Location: Los Angeles, CA; Vancouver, BC, Canada Website: careers.digitaldomain.com Disney Television Animation (A) Location: Los Angeles, CA Website: dtvatalent.disney.com/recruit/apply Disney Feature Animation (A) [Walt Disney Animation Studios] Location: Burbank, CA Website: www.disneyanimation.com/careers DisneyToon Studios (A) Location: Los Angeles, CA Website: disneytoonstudios.disneycareers. com DreamWorks Animation (A) Location: Glendale, CA Website: www.dreamworksanimation.com/ jobs DQ Entertainment (A) (G) Location: Hyderabad, India; international Website: www.dqentertainment.com/website/ careers.shtml Electronic Arts (G) Location: Multiple international Website: careers.ea.com/ea-career-search Encore (V) Location: Hollywood, CA Website: www.encorepost.com Film Roman (A) Location: Burbank, CA Website: www.filmroman.com/careers Frederator Studios (A) Location: Burbank, CA; New York, NY Website: frederator.com/jobs Guru Studio (A) Location: Toronto, Canada Website: www.gurustudio.com/contact/ employment-opportunities
Hibernum (G) Location: Montreal, Canada Website: hibernum.com/career/job-opportunities Hornet Films (A) Location: New York Website: www.hornetinc.com/contact.html Illumination Mac Guff (A) (V) Location: Paris, France Website: www.illuminationmacguff.com/ careers-animators.php Ilion Animation Studios Location: Madrid, Spain Website: www.ilion.com/jobs Iloura (A) (V) Location: Melbourne and Sydney, Australia Website: iloura.com.au/careers Industrial Light & Magic (A) (V) Locations: San Francisco, CA; Singapore; Vancouver, Canada; London, U.K. Website: www.ilm.com/ilm-careers Jam Filled Entertainment (A) Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada Website: jamfilled.com Contact: Lydia Pepin Email: email@example.com Phone: (613) 366-2550 Preference: Email submissions. The Jim Henson Company (A) Location: Hollywood, CA and Long Island City, NY Website: henson.com/employment.php Laika (A) Location: Portland, OR Website: laikacareers.silkroad.com Luma Pictures Location: Santa Monica, CA Website: lumapictures.com Contact: Makeila Reyes Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (310) 888-8738 Preference: Online applications via website. Marvel Entertainment (A) Location: Glendale, CA Website: marvel.disneycareers.com Method Studios (V) Location: Multiple Website: www.methodstudios.com/careers Mikros Image (A) (V) Location: Paris, France; Brussels and Liege, Belgium; Montreal, Canada Website: www.mikrosimage.eu/category/ recrutement The Mill (V) Location: London; Los Angeles, New York, Chicago Website: www.themill.com/talent/careers MPC (V) Location: London, UK; Vancouver, Canada; Los Angeles, CA; New York; Mexico City; Bangalore, India Website: www.moving-picture.com/join-us/ jobs-in-film Status: Now hiring Mr. X (V) Location: Toronto, Canada; New York Website: www.mrxfx.com/careers Nelvana (A) [Corus Entertainment] Location: Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, Canada Website: www.corusent.com/corus-careers Nickelodeon Animation Studio Location: Burbank, CA Website: nickanimationstudio.com/jobs Oasis Animation Location: Montreal, Canada Website: www.oasisanimation.com/en-us/ jobs.aspx Pascal Blais (A) Location: Montreal, Canada Website: pascalblais.com/contact Pipeline Studios (A) Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada Website: pipelinestudios.com Contact: Angelica Lopez Email: email@example.com Phone: (905) 963-1532 Preference: Email digital portfolio links. Pixar Animation Studios (A) Location: Emeryville, CA Website: www.pixar.com/careers Prana (A) Location: Los Angeles, CA; Mumbai, India Website: www.pranastudios.com/careers Present Creative (G) Location: San Francisco, CA Website: presentcreative.com Contact: David Gramarossa Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (415) 378-6705 Preference: Email links to portfolio and reel. Rainmaker Entertainment (A) (G) Location: Vancouver, Canada Website: www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers Reel FX (A) Location: Dallas, TX and Santa Monica, CA Website: jobs.reelfx.com Riot Games (G) Location: Los Angeles, CA Website: www.riotgames.com/careers Rovio Entertainment Ltd. (A) (G) Location: Espoo, Finland Website: www.rovio.com/careers Rough Draft Studios (A) Location: Glendale, CA Website: www.roughdraftstudios.com/jobs. html Sega | Sega Europe (G) Location: Los Angeles, CA; Brentford, UK; international Website: www.sega.com/corporate | careers. sega.co.uk/careers Slap Happy Cartoons (A) Location: Vancouver, Canada Website: slaphappycartoons.com Sony Pictures Animation (A) Location: Culver City, CA Website: www.sonypicturesanimation.com/ jobs.php
Sony Pictures Imageworks (A) (V) Location: Vancouver, Canada; Culver City, CA Website: www.imageworks.com/jobs.php Starburns Industries (A) Location: Burbank, CA Website: starburns.recruiterbox.com Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (A) Location: Burbank, CA Website: www.leagueofbuddies.com/contact Studio 100 Animation (A) Location: Paris, France Website: www.studio100animation.net/jobs Technicolor (A) (V) Location: Los Angeles, CA; multiple Website: careers.technicolor.com/creativejobs Threshold Entertainment (A) Location: Santa Monica, CA Website: www.thresholdentertainment.com The Third Floor(V) Location: Los Angeles, CA; London, UK; Vancouver, Canada Website: www.thethirdfloorinc.com/careers/ jobs.php Titmouse, Inc. (A) Location: Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY; Vancouver, Canada Website: titmouse.net/contact Topix (A) (V) Location: Toronto, ON, Canada Website: topixfx.com Email: email@example.com Phone: (416) 971-7711 Preference: Email links to recent work and reel. Ubisoft Entertainment (G) Locations: Los Angeles, CA; multiple international Website: www.ubisoft.com/en-US/careers/ experience.aspx Warner Brothers Animation (A) Location: Burbank, CA Website: www.warnerbroscareers.com/animation WETA Workshop (A) (V) Location: Wellington, New Zealand Website: www.weta-people.co.nz Wizart Animation Location: Voronezh, Russia Website: wizartanimation.com Zag Toon Zag Animation Studios Locations: Glendale, CA; Paris, France; Forest, Belgium; Seoul, S. Korea; Tokyo, Japan Website: www.zag-inc.com under Contact tab Zodiak Kids Studios Marathon Media, TeleImages, The Foundation Location: London, U.K.; Neuilly sur Seine, France Website: www.zodiakkids.com/contact [
There’s no doubt about it: On-demand video streaming is the wave of the now, let alone the future, and that’s the wave your content needs to catch. But before you can sell your creation to Netflix, Hulu or Amazon (or hope to recoup your costs a dollar at a time through iTunes sales), you need to get “out there.” Here, we offer a rundown of the top sites to share your work, gain traction and maybe pick up a little revenue while you do it.
Basically the by-word for video hosting, the Google subsidiary offers ease of use for content producers and a huge potential audience. The Creators resources help you get started and keep growing. Videos can be uploaded in a range of definitions, up to 8K as of last summer, and viewed by people all over the world (excluding China, Iran and Turkmenistan), with localized site interfaces in 76 different languages.
$$$: Advertising, Paid Content
The preferred site for animation and VFX artists to show off their latest work, reels and shorts is rolling out 4K capability this year and has a Creator Services department in place to help you monetize content. TipJar has been retired, but Vimeo offers pay-to-view to Pro members, and the Brand Creative Fund encourages advertisers to pay community members for original branded content.
$$$: Paid Content
Started in France, Dailymotion has success- fully expanded internationally with 18 different languages available and 35 localized sites. It remains among the top video platforms worldwide and is the most popular site of any kind in Europe. Vivendi’s recent acquisition means this global takeover can only continue. $$$: Advertising, Paid Content, Website
The online video destination from MakerStudios Inc. is all about propping up the next generation of media creatives. Creators who work with the Maker Gen program get handson guidance, community expertise and tools to help grow their audience — and retain control of their content.
The 2012 merger of Youku and Tudou combined two of the largest video hosting sites in China under one corporate roof, but they still have different personalities. Tudou was a world pioneer in implementing wide scale ads on such a site and remains largely focused on user-created content, while Youku boasts over 1,500 professional content partners and offers full TV episodes and features. But both are subject to Chinese censorship and a laissez-faire approach to copyright law.
This smaller player has been making waves in the indie film industry since it first cropped up a couple years ago. The goal is to directly connect viewers and creators, focusing on the future needs of digital film consumers while providing a customizable service for filmmakers. $$$: Paid Content, Merchandise Store,
Another filmmaker-centered newcomer, Renderyard is a tight-knit community of 6,000some members looking to share and sell their content. The social networking elements are designed to help users receive helpful, professional critique and connect with other creators. Renderyard also boasts a 70/30 revenue split with instant payment and a dedicated animation section.
$$$: Paid Content