Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz

Farnaz is living proof that wishes can come true at the Nick Animation. While working as a Post-Production Supervisor on Dora The Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, Farnaz dreamed of making her own preschool series. Inspired by her Iranian-American upbringing, she wanted the series to have strong female heroes set against a vibrant multicultural fantasy world.
In each episode, the twin genie sisters are faced with obstacles that they have to work together to overcome. As a mother of two young kids, Farnaz sees the importance of empowering children with an understanding of resilience. Through the series, kids see that even though the outcome may not be exactly what they wished for, there is always a way to figure things out!

I have the opportunity to be a part of children’s memories, it’s the most amazing feeling.

– Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz

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Writing Program

Founded in the year 2000, the Nickelodeon Writing Program is a full-time, paid, yearlong development Program for television comedy writers with unique voices and from underrepresented communities. Join us at the studio in Burbank for classes and workshops to sharpen your skills, executive mentorship and networking to build your professional relationships, and the opportunity to work in the iconic live-action and animation writers’ rooms at Nick. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dedicate yourself to the craft of writing and build your career from the ground up.

The Nick Writing Program is not a writing contest – It’s a launching pad for diverse and emerging creatives. If you bring the unique voice and innovative ideas for kids’ and family content, we’ll help you launch a career with all the tools you’ll need to succeed in the industry for years to come.

We need your talent and perspective, so come tell us your story!

 

Submissions Are Closed.

 

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Artist Program

We can’t create the most awesome kids’ content in the world without the most awesome artists in the world.

The Nickelodeon Artist Program is a 6-month, paid talent development program for aspiring animation artists.  We seek out talented designers, painters, story artists, and CG artists with diverse voices from underrepresented communities, with the goal of mentoring, developing, and staffing the next generation of inclusive storytellers and content creators.

The Artist Program features three training paths: General Design, Storyboard, and CG Generalist. Each path offers professional development in addition to an apprenticeship on an animated show with exclusive access to directors, supervisors, and lead artists on our productions. 

 

Submission Period is Open July 1 – August 1

 

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Intern Program

We’re always on the lookout for fresh new perspectives and voices who are also curious to learn…and be a SPONGE! Come join us and make an impact!

 

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Talent Pipeline Programs

There’s oodles of ways to get in the door at Nickelodeon!

Our Talent Pipeline Programs are mentorship-based incubators designed to bring emerging creators from all walks of life into the studio.