Writer's Bios

Giannalberto Bendazzi
Olivier Cotte
Harvey Deneroff
John R. Dilworth

Iain Harvey
Kenneth Hutman
Frankie Kowalski
Eric La Brecque
Mark Langer
Barry Purves
Nicole Salomon

Giannalberto Bendazzi is a Milan-based film historian and critic whose book, Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation, was published in the US by Indiana University Press and in the UK by John Libbey. His other books on animation include Topoline e poi (1978), Due voite l'oceana (1983) and Il movimento creato (1993, with Guido Michelone).

Olivier Cotte is a Paris-based director and computer artist best known for his film Terra Igconita.

Harvey Deneroff, in addition to his duties as Editor of Animation World Magazine, edits and publishesThe Animation Report, an industry newsletter, which has taken over operation of the annual Ojai Animation Conference.

John R. Dilworth is the director of the Oscar-nominated short, The Chicken From Outer Space, which he is turning into a TV series for Hanna-Barbera. He is based in New York.

Iain Harvey is a London-based independent producer who has worked with such studios as TV Cartoons, Hibbert Ralph and Animation City, as well as his own production company,The Illuminated Film Company. He also serves as Vice President of CARTOON.

Kenneth Hutman is Vice President of Prrfect Animation, in San Francisco; for the past 10 years, he has had a wide range of international experience that blended both cultural and business activities.

Frankie Kowalski is Associate Editor of Animation World Magazine. A regular contributor to ASIFA - Hollywood's Inbetweener, she worked at IBM in marketing and public relations before pursuing her current career in animation journalism.

Eric La Brecque is a Los Angeles-based writer who specializes in design and popular culture.

Mark Langer teaches film at Carleton University in Ottawa Canada. He is a frequent contributor to scholarly journals and a programmer of animation retrospectives. Langer is currently working on a Culhane retrospective for the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Barry Purves is a Manchester-based filmmaker who is now developing a feature based on Benjamin Britten's opera, Noye's Fludde, for his company, Bare Boards Productions.

Nicole Salomon is co-founder of the Annecy Workshop and has been an ASIFA Board Member for several years.

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