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Brooke Keesling

Director of Communications and Culture, The Animation Guild

Brooke Keesling is the Director of Communications and Culture at The Animation Guild. A native of Los Angeles, she has worked in the animation and VFX industry for decades as an artist, in production, in education, and in talent development. 

Prior to joining The Animation Guild Brooke was Director of Animation Talent Development at Disney Television Animation, and before that she was the Manager of Animation Talent Development at Cartoon Network Studios.

Brooke earned her MFA in animation at CalArts where she produced several films including the student Oscar winning animated short, Boobie Girl, and her stop-motion film Meatclown was an early online cult-classic on Atomfilms.com. 

Upon graduation from CalArts , Brooke worked in practical and miniature visual effects on films such as Inception, Hugo, The Dark Knight and The Aviator. Passionate about education and outreach, Keesling is also an instructor in the Character Animation department at CalArts and she serves on the Board of Directors for ASIFA-Hollywood and the GLAS Animation Festival