Largest Hand Drawn Animation Studio Formed in Canada-Colombia JV

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ConVRter Technologies Inc. of Vancouver, announced that it is forming Last Studio Standing Inc. (www.laststudiostanding.com) with Conexion Creativa of Colombia in order to make the largest hand drawn studio in the Americas.

The company is focusing on science fiction-based animated film and television productions including science based children’s content.  In addition, they will co-produce adult animation content that does not fall into the manga genre. “We are taking a new path for animated film, but one that is well traveled in graphic novels and popular with audiences, yet not as prevalent in the mainstream media as it should be,” said ConVRter Technologies CEO Jonathan Kitzen.

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Broadway actor tells local students: Art pays off | Life | daily-journal.com

Personally, I would love to see more well-known success stories in each industry making themselves available to our educational system for workshops and/or lectures.  You can never underestimate the power of motivation and the power of experiencing the first-hand stories of success in a chosen field or topic.

Schools that don’t have a big enough budget to bring someone “famous” in could band together with other schools in their county – maybe hold a shared workshop or lecture hall.

This would be beneficial to almost all topics our youth follow and are maybe considering a career in – Sports, Science, The Arts, The Trades, etc. – bring those in who have succeeded in their chosen interest and have them explain how they did it – what it took – share their failures & successes to give the youth a leg up on what to expect and what it’s going to take to achieve their goals.

Education should be a community effort – involve all facets of a community. The school should simply be the centralized location from which it is organized and day-to-day instruction takes place.  But everywhere in your community should be a “classroom” and each of us a “teacher”.

You can’t just love acting, said Broadway Actor Don Richard to the teens gathered at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School on Saturday. You have to know the business side, too.

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