Nickelodeon has announced the roll out of 'The Nickelodeon Endowed Scholarship in Animation' in honour of Jules Engel at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Film/Video.
CalArts has helped shape some of the most creative minds in the animation business, including many of the Nicktoon creators, directors, designers and writers. This partnership will create a greater collaboration between Nickelodeon and the industry.
Nickelodeon also plans to partner with CalArts for learning and development initiatives. This includes inviting animators from the Nicktoons studio to teach and attend classes at CalArts, hiring interns from the CalArts student pool and creating programmes to share experimental animation techniques.