Lupus Films Hires Abigail Addison as Training Manager

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Animation studio Lupus Films has named animation producer Abigail Addison to the newly created position of training and development producer.

The role will cover recruitment, professional training, course development and diversity monitoring.

Addison will also oversee the personal development and well-being of existing Lupus Films staff and team, and she will be responsible for corporate representation of Lupus Films at industry events and conferences, the first being the Children’s Media Conference (CMC) 2022, will be held in Sheffield from July 5-7.

Addison has worked with Lupus Films on one-on-one training and resource development projects since 2014. She was previously head of animation production liaison for screen development agency ScreenSkills, overseeing the implementation of skills development initiatives for the UK animation industry.

In addition to her work at Lupus Films, Abigail is a producer at independent production company Animate Projects and was nominated for a BAFTA for their co-production. I’m fine by Elizabeth Hobbs in 2019. She is also an animation programmer at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Camilla Deakin, co-founder of Lupus Films, said, “The next few years are going to be incredibly busy for us with so many projects in production and development, including Kensuke’s Kingdom and The Storm Whale trilogy. We are thrilled to have such an experienced workforce like Abigail’s to guide us through this exciting time and ensure our teams get all the training and support they need.

Ruth Fielding, co-founder of Lupus Films, says, “Due to the nature of the job, animation can be a solitary activity, especially for young people. Abigail’s appointment will ensure that we are not only in an ideal place to recruit new talent, but also to provide them with the best professional training and career development to ensure that they are equipped to face the demands of working on a busy production”.

Abigail Addison said, “I am thrilled to be joining Lupus Films at a time when there are so many fantastic projects in development and production, and to be able to work with the team on delivering critical training initiatives and to ensure that their teams receive the professional and technical skills necessary to work on the exceptional productions of Lupus Films.

Jon Cremier

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