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Maureen Furniss, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor and Program Director of Film Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. She is the Founding Editor of Animation Journal and the author of Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics (John Libbey, 1998).

Ilene Renee Gannaway is a freelance writer who served as Director of Development for Turner Feature Animation and as Manager of Development, Motion Pictures for Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in English Literature and likes mice okay, but thinks squirrels really rock.

Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman is a longtime student and fan of animation. He lives in Anderson, Indiana.

Iain Harvey of The Illuminated Film Company is an independent producer who first visited MIP-TV in the early 1980s when trying (successfully) to sell The Snowman. His most recent productions are T.R.A.N.S.I.T, directed by Piet Kroon, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories, directed by Andrew Goff. He is currently developing an animated feature.

Heikki Jokinen is a freelance critic and journalist based in Helsinki, Finland. He specializes in comics, short film and animation. He is chairman of the Finnish Art Critics' Association and the former president of ASIFA Nordic, the ASIFA regional body for the five Nordic and three Baltic countries.

Heather Kenyon is editor-in-chief of Animation World Magazine.

David Kilmer is associate editor of Animation World Magazine, a filmmaker, and author of The Animated Film Collector's Guide: Worldwide Sources for Cartoons on Videotape and Laserdisc(1997, John Libbey & Co.). He is currently working on The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon I.D. Kit, a companion volume to his earlier book.

Andy Klein is a film critic for the New Times newspaper chain. He is head of the animation committee for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Mike Lyons is a Long Island-based freelance writer who has written over 100 articles on film and animation. His work has appeared in Cinefantastique, Animato! and The Disney Magazine.

Bob Miller is an animation professional who has written extensively about the industry for Starlog, Comics Scene, Animation Magazine, Animato!, Animation Planet, Comics Buyer's Guide, and APATOONS. He served on the first season of Courage, the Cowardly Dog as storyboard supervisor and is currently working at Film Roman storyboarding episodes of The Simpsons.

Andrew Osmond is a freelance writer specialising in fantasy media and animation.

Fred Patten has written on anime for fan and professional magazines since the late 1970s.

Bill Plympton is an award-winning independent animator based in New York. His feature film, I Married A Strange Person, is currently touring the festival circuit. Visit Bill Plympton's web site!

Ron Price is a film editor at Character Builders.

Valérie Rivoallon has worked in journalism since 1988. On the editorial staff of BREF, a magazine devoted to the short film, she has specialized in animation since 1993. She has also organized programs for several festivals, and works on the radio. Her monthly animation program is called Bulles de rêve.

Sharon Schatz is a writer/editor in the new media department at Fox Family Worldwide and also works as a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.

Laura Schiff, prior to becoming a freelance journalist and screenwriter, sold animation art for Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Her work has been published in Animefantastique, Creative Screenwriting, People, Mademoiselle and Seventeen.

Donald Alan Siegal just completed writing/producing songs for Trisha Yearwood for Hyperion Animation's The Tangerine Bear, Artisan Entertainment. He is writing songs/music/story for several animated projects including: The Corsair with Disney director Ralph Zondag (currently directing Dinosaurs); Shakespeare's Itch with director Dick Zondag, writer Ron Clark (High Anxiety); Ms. Fortissimo's Christmas with Baer Animation; and Baby Looney Tunes at Warner Bros. With Avery Corman (Kramer vs. Kramer) he is working on two live-action projects. He has worked closely with Jim Henson and his puppeteers, writing songs for all the major muppets. Roberta Flack, Randy Travis, Buffy Saint-Marie and Betty Buckley are among the artists who have recorded his songs. His musicals have been produced at The Manhattan Theatre Club, The Goodspeed Opera House and Town Hall, among others. Mr. Siegal is represented by Otto Vavrin II, SMC Artists, 818-505-9600.

Paul Younghusband is editor-in-chief of Visual Magic Magazine, a publication focusing on the 3-D graphics and digital effects industries.

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