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Blogs HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION available again at Amazon.com

My book, How To Write For Animation, has just been released for the Kindle and other eBook formats. Read what Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stan Lee and others have to say about it. 

Blogs Studios Snatching Up Cookbooks after Success of 'Hunger Games'

The recent success of The Hunger Games has lead to a frenzy of rights licensing for fresh culinary-themed properties as studios try to turn the contemporary foodie craze into the next big formulaic feature franchise hit machine.

Blogs Hunger Games vs. Battle Royale: Comes Down to World Building

Based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling YA series, Gary Ross' screen adaptation has already become a mega hit. The film was supposed to be the next TWILIGHT and it has surpassed it at the box office already. But is it any good? In the categories of story and especially acting, it is certainly better than any of the TWILIGHT films. With its dystopian society and futuristic technology, it tells a compelling sci-fi yarn. But I still have a sneaky feeling that I've seen it before and done better.

Blogs Images Show Extensive No. Korean Preparations for Doctor Who Convention

Recent satellite images of a North Korean military complex show what appear to be rows of Tardises lined up next to a flatbed truck filled with Daleks, alongside other evidence of extensive and accelerated preparations for what Defense Dept. officials are calling a Doctor Who Convention.

Blogs Imagination Part 2

These days, when technology plays such a significant role in all aspects of our lives, and in much of what we do, there is a strong relationship between “IT” and our imagination: when they are not in balance, technology itself can overshadow imagination and seemingly become the ultimate answer to all. But when they are, technology empowers us, acting as our “magic wand”.

Blogs Your Job Search – 3 Ways to Plug & Play

By Lisa Kaye | Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 3:02pm

When you think about preparing for your job search you might spend all of your time preparing a killer resume and think that is all you need. Unfortunately, a resume is only one tool in helping you present yourself to a prospective employer or a recruiter. Your job search begins with your ability to research, goal-set and prepare yourself – three ways to plug and play to you’re your career forward and find your dream job.

Blogs Exec Miraculously Rescued from Unscheduled MIPtv Pitch Meeting

A Canal + development exec, trapped against a hallway support beam for more than 15 minutes in conversation with a Bollywood producer pitching a kid’s TV special, was miraculously rescued yesterday.

Blogs TV Animation Producers Taking Diverse Measures to Ensure Long-Term Profitability

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:42pm

An astonishing 64% of the TV animation execs surveyed said they planned on switching to the production of Anime Porn, while 17% said they planned on opening vegan and gluten-free veggie-wrap food trucks. 6% responded they were leaning towards the risky but highly profitable kidnap-for-ransom business, while 10% said that their large long-term leased and unused studio space would easily support the storing of hazardous waste.

Blogs Olbermann Joins Cartoon Network to Anchor New Primetime Nightly Newscast

In an unprecedented move sure to ripple throughout Hollywood, Cartoon Network has lured top controversial commentator Keith Olbermann to anchor their new nightly primetime national news broadcast.

Blogs On the Road to FICCI Frames and DSK Supinfocom

By IACG | Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:00am

Max Howard, sitting in an aircraft at 30,000 feet, reflects on a two-week trip to India, his fourth visit in just the last eighteen months. The two weeks included being a guest speaker and jury member at a pre-eminent Bollywood film event in Mumbai, FICCI Frames.

Blogs Electronic Arts Expands Medal of Honor Franchise With Warfighter

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11:47am

Here, Rich Farley, creative director at Danger Close Games, talks about what’s in store for PC gamers and gives his take on the move to modern warfare in this exclusive interview from GDC 2012.

Blogs JOHN CARTER (2012) (***)

SUPERMAN, LORD OF THE RINGS, STAR TREK, STAR WARS, AVATAR and dozens of other sci-fi and fantasy tales owe their origins to Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series. This new film is based on Burroughs' A PRINCESS OF MARS, a classic of pulp fiction. Now Andrew Stanton, who won Oscars for FINDING NEMO and WALL*E, has brought the world to the screen.

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