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You May Have Written More Than You Know!

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...

Screenwriting Blogs

The Difference Between Live-Action and Animation Writing

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.  

Disney Headline News

Alice In Wonderland Arrives On Blu-ray, Movie Download

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.

Kids Headline News

Corus Celebrates Franklin’s 25th Anniversary

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.

Headline News

Legends of Bikini Bottom To Debut on Facebook Before Nick

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.

Channel Headline News

Moonscoop Continues To Hit The Mark In Asia

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.

Brown Headline News

Little Airplane Names Tom Brown VP, Production And Operations

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.

Series Headline News

Mondo TV Appoints Showplace As U.S. Representative

Mondo TV, a leading Italian producer of original programming for global television, has named Chicago-based domestic distributor Showplace Television Syndication as the exclusive U.S. sales representative for Mondo’s slate of FCC educational compliant animated kids’ series, it was jointly announced by Matteo Corradi, Board Member & Senior VP of Mondo TV and Hal Pontious, Chief Executive Officer of Showplace Television Syndication.

Disney Headline News

Jake And The Never Land Pirates Anchors Disney Junior

Disney Junior, a new multiplatform destination for kids age 2-7, one that reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary, will debut MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:30 a.m., ET/PT), anchored by the new animated series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates."

Entertainment Headline News

Dream Theatre Partners With HIT Entertainment

Dream Theatre Private Limited, an entertainment company based in Mumbai, has won the exclusive licensing and merchandising rights from HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and right’s owners, for renowned pre-school brands – ‘Thomas & Friends’ and ‘Bob the Builder’ across India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Headline News

Fireman Sam™ Embarks On Perilous Sea Rescues in Exciting New DVD Release ‘Choppy Waters’

There’s trouble off the shore of Pontypandy in the new CG-animated Fireman Sam adventures ‘Choppy Waters’, available on DVD from 24 January 2011 with a RRP of £12.99.

Headline News

Mystery Inc. Back in Action with Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster

Mystical moonstones, creepy creatures and unlikely romances are on the docket for Mystery Inc. in Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, an all-new, live action movie featuring an exclusive extended cut of the film with never-before-seen music sequences coming to Blu-Ray™ and DVD March 1, 2011 from Warner Premiere and Cartoon Network.