ASIFA-Hollywood's Animation Expo Announces Workshop Program

ASIFA-Hollywood will host its 7th Annual Animation Expo on March 3-4, 2000,

in Glendale, California. The Expo is a two day animation industry trade

show focusing on the exhibition of animation related products and services

and the recruitment of related talent and personnel. Confirmed workshops

include: master teacher and layout artist Glenn Vilppu's "Capturing the

Pose with Line;" Ralph Sanchez, Director of Animation Development at

Nickelodeon Animation Studio, providing insight into developing and

pitching ideas; "Words Into Pictures: The Storyboard" with Emmy-award

winning director and veteran storyboard artist Dick Sebast; and "Yikes!

Acting with Your Voice" with Michael Bell, whose credits include the voices

of Batman and the Riddler. Other key panels include "Internships: The

Industry Gateway" with Kat Fair, Head of Recruiting at Nickelodeon

Animation Studio; "Storytelling in the Digital Age" with Mark Andrews, Head

of Story, Osmosis Jones, Warner Bros. Feature Animation; "Video Game

Development;" "Animation Marketplace 2000;" "Feature Animation: The

Process;" "The Business of Freelancing" and more.

AWN's Dan Sarto will present "THE NEXT WAVE: ANIMATION ON THE INTERNET" on

Saturday, March 4, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM. A panel of leading animators and

industry experts will discuss current opportunities and future

possibilities for the creation and distribution of animation on the

Internet. Session 1 will focus on THE TOOLS, TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES

being used to create web-based animated content. With so much focus on

Flash, are there other platforms that should be considered? What's being

done with 3D? How do broadband and streaming media impact content

development? Session 2 will focus on the current and future MARKETPLACE FOR

WEB-BASED ANIMATION, from independent animated films to serialized and

episodic webtoons. Who is buying web-based animation right now? What are

they buying? What are the business models for content licensing?

For more info on the Expo, contact Jean Wright at (818) 842-8330 or visit

the ASIFA-Hollywood web site at www.asifa-hollywood.org.

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