October Writer's Bios

Egbert Barten, curator of the Audiovisual Department of the Amsterdam City Archives, is currently finishing a book with Mette Peters on Dutch animated films in the 1940-44 period.

Giannalberto Bendazzi is a Milan-based film historian and critic whose history of animation, Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation, is 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).

Harvey Deneroff, in addition to his duties as Editor of Animation World Magazine, edits and publishes The Animation Report, an industry newsletter, which can be reached at deneroff@pacbell.net.

Gerard Groeneveld teaches at the International School of Economics Rotterdam, and is the author of Nieuwe boeken voor den nieuwen tijd (Amsterdam, 1992), a study of the first Dutch National Socialist publishing company, De Amsterdamsche Keurkamer.

Frankie Kowalski is Associate Editor of Animation World Magazine and is currently on ASIFA-Hollywood's Board of Directors.

Raimunde Krumme is an award-winning German director who is currently working in Hollywood on Sony Picture's Harold and the Purple Crayon. He is a founding member of Cartoon--animation branch of the Media Program of the European Union in Brussels.

Jill McGreal owns and runs her own Londonbased animation production company, CODENAME The Animation Agency. She produces television series for children and represents many wellknown international directors for commercial work. She continues to write and teach about animation and film in general.

William Moritz teaches film and animation history at the California Institute of the Arts.

Fred Patten has written on anime for fan and professional magazines since the late 1970s. He currently writes a regular anime column for Animation Magazine. An earlier version of this article appeared in Get Animated! January 1986.

Linda Simensky is Cartoon Network's Director of Programming. Prior to Cartoon Network, Linda worked at Nickelodeon, as director of animation, searching for new projects as well as seeking out new creators. She is the President of ASIFA-East and the founder of the New York chapter of Women in Animation. Linda is also on the Board of Directors of Animation Journal.

Tom Sito is an animator at DreamWorks and is President of the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Union (Local 839 IATSE), in North Hollywood.


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