The Savannah College of Art and Design will host animators Bill Plymptonand Larry Lauria during the week of November 8, 1999 at the Savannah FilmFestival in Savannah, Georgia. On Monday, November 8, Bill Plympton willtalk about "Life as an Independent Animator and Filmmaker" at 11:00 am inthe City Lights Theater. Plympton will discuss his work and show footagefrom past and recent works. On Friday, November 12, Larry Lauria will givea "Character Design Workshop" at 9:00 am in SCAD's Trustee Theater. Lauria,whose Web site, TOON INSTITUTE, is a part of the growing Animation WorldNetwork family at www.awn.com, will discuss the nature of characters andthe elements of good character design, plus show clips of his animatedcharacters. Bring a sketchbook and pencils for this interactive workshop.The Savannah Film Festival, November 6 - 13, showcases over 80 films and anumber of workshops in all genres. For more information call the box officeat (912) 525-5050 or visit www.scad.edufilmfestival.