About the Author
Alison Mann is the manager of talent relations for Paramount Animation.
As an artist, Alison Mann always knew she wanted to work in animation. She began her career at Nickelodeon Animation Studio as a finance department intern while attending Columbia College Chicago. After graduating, she was offered the amazing opportunity to continue working with Nickelodeon/MTV as their recruiter and coordinator of talent relations. Through her 12 years in the industry, she gained experience in TV, film, and gaming while working for companies such as Walt Disney Animation Studio, Zynga, and Disney Interactive. Currently, Alison is the manager of talent relations for Paramount Animation, where she is responsible for industry outreach, artistic talent acquisition, and studio enrichment activities.
Alison is a creative, tech-loving talent scout who believes that students should pursue internships to learn about the animation industry and get their foot in the door. Although her main focus is artistic talent acquisitions as a recruiter, she is passionate about guiding students and professionals to become more presentable and better equipped for the job market.