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Read How To Grow Your Career in Animation

For the first time, award-winning filmmaker David B. Levy has collected the insights of more than 100 professionals from the top of the animation industry into a new book titled, YOUR CAREER IN ANIMATION: HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE, which tackles the most crucial issues that animation artists face today.

This book is for the hopeful, those who are hoping to break into the industry and those already working that would like to toon up to an even better career in animation, said Levy. This book paints a realistic portrait of many different careers in animation.

YOUR CAREER IN ANIMATION is a comprehensive guide, including interviews with Teddy Newton, character designer for THE INCREDIBLES; Steven Hillenburg, creator of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS; John R. Dilworth, creator of COURAGE, THE COWARDLY DOG; executives from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Teletoon, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network and many others.

Chapters cover: * Getting the most out of school * Building a portfolio or reel * Coping with unemployment * Keeping job skills marketable * Networking effectively* Learning from on-the-job criticism * Making the leap from working for others to pitching and selling a show of your own or going into business for yourself

YOUR CAREER IN ANIMATION also includes invaluable resources such as animation schools, societies, film festivals, studios, websites and publications. The book is now at book stores, or it can be ordered directly from the publisher by calling (800) 491-2808, or by going online to

David B. Levy is an award-winning independent filmmaker and animation director for Nickelodeon's BLUES CLUES and the Noggin Channels PINKY DINKY DOO. His animation has been seen on Saturday Night Live and HBO, and he is the supervising animation director for the BLUES CLUES spin-off show, BLUES ROOM. He has lectured and taught at Parsons School of Design and School of Visual Arts and is president of the New York chapter of Association International du Film dAnimation (ASIFA).

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