Several of you have asked me for instructions on how to set up Microsoft Word “styles” for script writing. A style is simply a saved bundle of formatting instructions. If you are familiar with screenwriting software such as Final Draft or Screenwriter, you know that what they basically do is make it easier to write scripts by automatically formatting script elements, fonts, paragraphs, etc. If you follow the instructions below you will turn Microsoft Word into a simple but effective screenwriting program.
Canadian children's producer Cookie Jar Ent. has offered up its slate of primetime programming, reports Deadline.com.
Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group and TELETOON Canada inc. have partnered to develop the children’s series, Camp Lakebottom.
Nelvana Enterprises announces new episodes of the hit animated series Max & Ruby, BEYBLADE and Bakugan, along with exciting new licensing opportunities for each property.
Everyone’s favorite animated cat and mouse are back in Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures, a new DVD collection from Warner Home Video (WHV) that features 14 rip-roaring cartoon shorts that will entertain both kids and adults.
Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Sisters and brothers can sometimes bring conflict, but it’s the resolution and positive relationships that make them the best friends in the world. This February, see how your Nickelodeon favorites deal with their siblings with Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Blue’s Clues, Wonder Pets!, and Ni Hao, Kai-lan – all together on one DVD.
JimJam has renewed its carriage deal with Indonesian direct broadcast satellite pay TV company AORA TV Satelit and will be included as part of its most widely distributed subscription package.
It's become apparent that a certain electronics manufacturer once revered for its open and independent approach to technology has become the bland establishment it once rallied against. Motorola is making an effort to add some color to this white-washed world with the debut of their new XOOM tablet, a powerful little machine that is cleverly introduced via Smuggler Director Randy Krallman and Anomaly in a :60 which aired during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV.
Valentine’s Day is Clifford’s favorite holiday – it would be yours, too, if you were a Big Red Dog – so he’s celebrating with a really BIG three-day TV event called “Clifford’s BIG Valentine Celebration.”
Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has signed El Ocho as Spanish licensing agent for Chloe’s Closet to help extend the presence of its magical preschool property in Spain.
Here's a tip for professional television and film writers. If you haven't thought of this one yet it will save you time by eliminating the need to write some things twice. But best of all, in just a couple of minutes it will let you see that you've probably already drafted over half of your script. And that will make most any writer feel GREAT! What I do is this: After I've written an outline, and am ready to start the script, I cut and paste the outline directly into my script document. But then I take it one important step further...
If you want to write animation—or if you just want to produce or direct it—it’s important to know the difference between live action and animation writing. Animation stories are developed pretty much the same as in live action. You come up with a concept, sometimes called a premise, describing the basic beginning, middle and end of the story. The next stage is an outline, laying out each scene, including action and gags. The final step is the script, with full scene description and dialogue. The script form in animation is virtually identical to live action. It’s the differences that are important to understand.
With interest in all things ALICE IN WONDERLAND at an all-time high following the record-breaking theatrical performance of Disney’s epic live-action fantasy adventure, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly unveils aone-of-a-kind 60th Anniversary Special Edition of Walt Disney’s original animated version of the whimsical classic tale ALICE IN WONDERLAND on Blu-ray -- on February 1st, 2011.
Corus Entertainment’s Kids Can Press, Nelvana Studio and Treehouse are pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Franklin, one of the world’s most adored preschool characters, with the release of a special edition of Franklin in the Dark, the re-release of 12 classic Franklin stories – available in stores today – and the Treehouse premiere of the new CGI-animated series Franklin and Friends on Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m. ET.
Nickelodeon, in a first for the network, presents “Legends of Bikini Bottom,” an anthology of five all-new, deep-sea SpongeBob SquarePants tales, premiering online first on Facebook then on-air on Nick.
Joe Strike sits in on Stephen DeStefano's storyboarding class at MoCCA, part of the museum's ongoing educational program.
Patti Gilbert, who worked as a voice actress in the early '70s, has passed away on Jan. 15, reports Variety.
Moonscoop, one of the leading worldwide kids’ distribution, brand management and entertainment companies, has boosted the presence of its shows in Asia securing further sales for its animated shows following the Asia Television Forum in Singapore last month.
Little Airplane Productions has named Tom Brown, Vice President, Production and Operations. The announcement was made today by Josh Selig, Founder and President, Little Airplane Productions.
Leading family entertainment producer, distributor and licensor, Chorion, is expanding its Americas team with the appointment of key executive talent.