Animation World Magazine, Issue 2.10, January 1998

This Month's Contributors

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Ged Bauer is Webmaster and Graphic Designer of Animation World Network. He also has worked for Star Media Systems on Power Surge, a series of packaged video transitions for non-linear editing software.

Karl Cohen is President of ASIFA-San Francisco. His first book, Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators, has recently been published by McFarland Publishers. He also teaches animation history at San Francisco State University.

Michael Hirsh is co-CEO of NELVANA Limited, a company whose recent co-productions include Bob and Margaret, The Neverending Story, Rupert the Bear, Stickin' Around, Donkey Kong Country , Blazing Dragons , Ned's Newt and Franklin.

Wendy Jackson is Associate Editor of Animation World Magazine.

Heather Kenyon is Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Magazine.

Candy Kugel is vice president and animation director at Buzzco Associates, Inc. in New York City.

Chiara Magri has worked in animation since 1984. She coordinates both cultural activities and professional training courses for ASIFA Italy. She was responsible for the programming of the International Festival of Animated Film of Treviso. Since 1993 she has been teaching a course in animated film history at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Turin. Since 1989 she has edited and published the monthly ASIFA newsletter, the only specialized publication on animation in Italy. Recently, she has carried out an in-depth survey on the production sector of animation in Italy for RAI, the Italian national broadcaster, which is soon to be published.

John Parazette-Tillar has a background in multimedia graphic design, specializing in After Effects and Digital Video. He is a computer graphics instructor at Cal State Long Beach-UCES, and has received many certificates from the American Film Institute and Cal State Long Beach. He currently teaches courses in Illustrator and Interactive Media Desktop Presentation.

Julie Pesusich is a partner, representative and director of Client Relations for Liquid Light Studios.

Mette Peters is an animation historian. She publishes and teaches animation history. She is programme assistant for the Holland Animation Film Festival and she is developing a Dutch Animation Film filmography for the Netherlands Institute for Animation Film.

Emru Townsend is a freelance writer who won't stop talking about cinema, animation, and computers. He is also the founder and former editor of FPS, a magazine about animation.

Dan Sarto is an accomplished "hack" technologist and Chief Operating Officer of AWN.

Dominic Schreiber is a senior publicist for K Media Relations and a contributor to Television Business International and Animation Magazine. He is currently completing an extensive report on the international television animation industry for the publishers of the UK's Financial Times newspaper.

Erik van Drunen studied animation film and photography at the Academy for Visual Design in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Since 1992 he has been associated with the Holland Animation Film Festival as programme assistant and since 1993 as project staff member at the Netherlands Institute for Animation Film. He is a member of the Board of the Holland Animation Association and assists the association with its publications.

Christopher Zack is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who has written for publications such as FilmZone and Crash Site.

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