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ANIMATIONWorld The Pitch Bible: Just The Essentials

By Jan Nagel | Monday, December 27, 2004 at 12:00am

In pitching animation, not only do you need the passion, have a thorough understanding about your property and know the broadcaster and their needs, you need to demonstrate what your story it about. Your pitch materials are your sales tools.

The Pitch Bible is a tool that helps convey your concept. It is a tool to help you present and is a leave-behind to trigger the decision makers memory.

There are no hard and fast rules about what form a pitch bible should take. At its very best, it should reflect the concept of the project, whether it is a television, feature or home entertainment project, to help the buyer visualize the story as you pitched it. The size, color, number of pages, how it is put together is up to you, the creator, to determine what best conveys your creation.

ANIMATIONWorld Pitching Animation: Rules of the Game from the Pros That Play It

By Jan Nagel | Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 12:00am

Pitching television animation, like any game, has its rules. Some are hard and fast and others are house or table rules. You know those rules that are specific to a region, country or culture. And the game has its players and pros. Animation World Magazine asked the pros about pitching.

Pitching professionals know that there are some basic rules. Tatiana Kober, founder of Bejuba! Entertainment, and Rick Mischel, ceo of Mainframe Entertainment, Inc., provided the basics:

ANIMATIONWorld Krabby Patty Deluxe: SpongeBob SquarePants' Journey from TV to the Big Screen

With the release of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Taylor Jessen chronicles what happened to Stephen Hillenburg for him to give up being a marine scientist and create the ever-optimistic sponge, who lives in a pineapple under the sea.

ANIMATIONWorld Fresh from the Festivals: November 2004's Reviews

Taylor Jessen reviews five short films: I Want a Dog by Sheldon Cohen, The Phantom Inventory by Les Armatures, Creature Comforts by Richard Goleszowski, Stars by Maya Weksler, and Concert for a Carrot Pie by Janno Poldma and Heiki Ernits. Includes QuickTime movie clips!