• Animation film fest rescinds Kobe Bryant invite after outcry

    1 month ago - By National Post

    LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation.
    Eric Beckman the CEO of GKIDS, the company that organizes the Animation Is Film Festival, announced the move.
    “After discussions with the various stakeholders of Animation Is Film, the decision has been made to remove Kobe Bryant from the 2018 jury, Beckman said in a statement. “We are a young organization and it is important to keep our collective energies focused on the films, the participating filmmakers, and our festival...
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  • Animation film fest rescinds Kobe Bryant invite after outcry

    Animation film fest rescinds Kobe Bryant invite after outcry

    1 month ago - By The Seattle Times

    LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant has been dropped from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman is the CEO of the organization behind the Animation Is Film Festival. He wrote in a statement Wednesday that the festival's stakeholders decided...
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