Carnegie Mellon University


April 04, 2024

CMU's Center for Arts & Society Women in Animation Speaker Series presents "Making it (Animated)" - A Talk by Brooke Keesling

Wednesday, April 8th, 5:00pm
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, CFA 111

This event is free and open to the public.

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. 

The Women in Animation Speaker Series is co-sponsored by CAS, the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office, the Department of Modern Languages, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Humanities Scholars Program, IDeATe, the CMU School of Art, the Steiner Speaker Series, and the Career and Professional Development Center.