Milana Karaica

The founder of NERD Productions on her unconventional approach to developing new talent

Milana Karaica shares the way the animation studio NERD Productions is addressing unconscious bias.

In this masterclass on setting up an animation studio, Milana talks about the importance of not just hiring, but crucially, nurturing and developing young talent within their organisation.

Internal collaboration has always been a key focus at NERD Productions and working in an agile and dynamic way means that they don’t all have to be in the same room in order to work effectively. 

Milana explains why it’s important to work with clients who share the same values and ethos as NERD Productions.

About Milana Karaica

Milana Karaica founded creative studio NERD Productions in 2016 after 15 years working in animation and production. She has executively produced projects ranging from television commercials to online film and other moving image projects. Heavily involved in all aspects of production in animation, character development and creative conception, Milana is an active and passionate cultural diversity and equality advocate.

About the event

The event was recorded on 27 May 2020. Milana was in conversation with Abigail Addison, ScreenSkills’ animation production liaison executive. It was presented by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund with contributions from UK animation productions. It is part of a ScreenSkills programme to support freelancers and stay connected during the coronavirus crisis.

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