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Learn About Careers in Animation with Panel of Experts

The Learning Annex is hosting a panel discussion about pitching your ideas to the studios. Topics will include: the state of the animation industry today; where the jobs are - in movies, TV, direct-to-video; hand-drawn animation vs. CGI; and development: how to go from concept to cartoon. Following the discussion will be a Q&A session.

Confirmed panelists to date include:* Jeff Howard (moderator): director of creative affairs, DisneyToon Studios. * Saul Blinkoff and Elliot Bour: directors, DisneyToon Studios. * Karen Foster: development exec, DreamWorks Animation. * Heather Kenyon: director of development for original animation, Cartoon Network. * Tom Sito: animator and storyboard artist, past-president Hollywood animators union and animation instructor, USC and UCLA.* Robert Souza: story artist. * Roger S.H. Schulman: screenwriter/producer. * Bayard Maybank: literary agent, Hohman Maybank Lieb

The event will take place from 6:45 pm to 9:30 pm on Oct. 27, 2004. The Learning Annex is located at 11850 Wilshire Boulevard, #100, Los Angeles, California 90025.

To enroll go to www.learningannex,com and go to the Los Angeles classes. Enter coupon code ANIMAT and get a $10 discount on the $49.99 enrollment fee. Otherwise call (310) 478-6677 and mention the coupon code.

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