Women in Animation Speaker Series presents: Brooke Keesling
April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brooke Keesling is the Head of Animation Talent Development at Bento Box Entertainment. She has
worked in the animation and VFX industry for decades as a filmmaker, in recruiting & development, and in education. Prior to joining Bento Box, Brooke recruited animation talent for Cartoon Network, Disney, and Warner Bros.
Keesling earned her MFA at CalArts where she produced the stop-motion film, Meatclown and the Student Academy Award winning film Boobie Girl. Upon graduation, she worked in practical and miniature VFX on many films such as Inception, The Dark Knight, Hugo, and The Aviator. Brooke is a member of the Motion Picture Academy, the Television Academy, Women in Animation, and she’s the Vice President of ASIFA Hollywood. Brooke is also on the advisory board of the GLAS Animation Festival, and she teaches in the Character Animation
department at CalArts.
Organized by School of Art Professors James Duesing and Johannes DeYoung, this event is made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Melon University Center for the Arts in Society, the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office, Dietrich College Department of Modern Languages, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Humanities Scholars Program, IDeATe, the Career and Professional Development Center, and Carnegie Mellon School of Art.