Nicole Hendrix

Nicole Hendrix is a four-time Emmy winning Producer and has won five PromaxBDA GOLD awards as a Producer and Creative Director. With a multi-disciplinary background, Nicole has used storytelling as the main ingredient in her successful campaigns that span across television, games, live events, and film. She is the Co-Founder/ Executive Director of the BRIC Foundation, an organization that focuses on increasing representation for women and people from historically excluded groups in the entertainment, media and tech, where she directs their yearly Summit and runs the federally and state registered apprenticeship program for animation visual effects and gaming. She is also the Co-Founder of the Concept Art Association, an organization focusing on elevating and raising the profile of concept artists within the entertainment industry, where she directs their yearly Concept Art Awards and advocates for AL/ML regulation. She is an international public speaker, where she talks about Storytelling for a Brand and Creativity & Gender. She has given lectures at SXSW, SDCC, Wondercon, University of Connecticut, CG Futures, THU, and ing Creatives.

Participant Schedule

Sunday 10/29 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Diverse Talent Hiring in the Animation Industry

Room 211 | Bryan Dimas, Nicole Hendrix, Jo Meuris, Katie Dizon, Austin Faber, Bobby Pontillas

Provided by Asians in Animation, Black n Animated, BRIC Foundation, LatinX in Animation, Legends Animated, and Rise Up Animation, this panel would deeply discuss the challenges of getting diverse talent hired and supported in both the major animation studios and the independent animation community, as well as explore promising solutions for addressing those challenges.
Saturday 10/28 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Concept Art Awards

Civic Auditorium | Concept Art Association, Nicole Hendrix, Rachel Meinerding

Join us for the Concept Art Awards at LightBox Expo, where we honor and celebrate the remarkable talents and achievements of artists in the fields of movies, games, and animation. This prestigious event shines a spotlight on the creative minds whose visionary works bring our favorite stories and characters to life, showcasing the depth, diversity, and innovation of concept art. Be part of this inspiring celebration, witness the recognition of artistic excellence, and connect with the vibrant community of creators and enthusiasts!