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Screenwriting Blogs

CUT OFF AT THE PASS

If you’re a writer you are familiar with the word. You just wrote an Academy Award-quality screenplay or an Emmy-quality series development, put together a solid pitch, gave it to the producer or exec with passion, and he or she responded with the most painful one-word epithet in the English language—Pass.

Humor Blogs

SATIRE: Mistakenly Released Compositor Recaptured and Returned to Studio

Following a massive manhunt, Bangalore authorities apprehend CG compositor mistakenly allowed to leave VFX production studio to take ailing grandmother to doctor.

Edward Bakst Headline News

Edward Bakst Brings Imagination Workshop to EICTV

Designer, director and AWN blogger Edward Bakst to lead a three-week intensive workshop, ANIMATION: HOW TO UNLEASH THE IMAGINATION, at the International School of Film & TV (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba January 27-February 14, 2014.

China Events

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2014

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 11:32am
Begins: December 3, 2014

The 7th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place from 3 – 6 December 2014 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.

 

FIAV Headline News

Casablanca’s FIAV Seeks Submissions

The International Video Art Festival of Casablanca issues a call for submissions for its 20th edition, to be held April 22-26, 2014, including 2D and 3D animations, fiction movies, documentaries, audiovisual performances and installations.

Animation Headline News

Ireland’s 'The Duel' Debuts at Trinity

A new animated short film set in the “Unseen University” of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld produced by the Ireland’s Animation Hub -- the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Trinity College Dublin and Giant Animation Studios -- launches at a special world premiere screening at the Science Gallery in Trinity College.

Design Headline News

Chicago’s Columbia College Launches Stop-Mo Competition

The Department of Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College in Chicago partners with Design Ideas to launch a stop-motion competition featuring Adam the Doodles Man and Rover the Doodles Dog.

Creative Headline News

UK Survey Targets Industry Training

The UK’s Creative Skillset training body issues a call to employers and professionals across VFX, animation, film, TV, computer games and interactive media to register now for its next industry survey, taking place October 14-20.

Screenwriting Blogs

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT SERIES PITCH (PART 1)

I’m asked questions all the time about pitching animated TV series. Do I need a bible? — Do I need a pilot script? — Do I need artwork? —Do I need a few minutes of animation?  Rather than tell you what I think you need, let me illustrate the reality of pitching with two personal anecdotes...

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