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Headline News Cal State looks at women in CG

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 12:00am

* Sunday, October 4. Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

California State University, Long Beach hosts an event launching the second annual "Women in the Realm of Computer Visual Arts, Effects, and Animation" web site (www.animation.org/animation/women/). Site creator Kellie-Bea Rainey will speak on the subject. The event is sponsored by Advanced Media Production and will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. The location is building UTC, room 127. The event is free, but RSVP is essential for admittance. For information and directions call (818) 980-5853 or e-mail kellie-bea@kellie-bea.com.

Headline News Animated events at MIPCOM

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 12:00am

Listed below is a sampling of some of the top animation-related events taking place during MIPCOM Junior and MIPCOM this week in Cannes. Please note that some of these events are "invitation-only." Check MIPCOM catalogs for details and complete listings. Attention MIPCOM attendees! Don't forget to pick up AWN's first print edition of The Animation Flash, available free in MIPCOM showroom magazine stands.

* Saturday, October 3. 1:00 p.m. Lunch with Neptuno (Hotel Martinez Beach).

* Sunday, October 4.

Headline News Anime fans go to Neko-Con

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 12:00am

* Friday, October 2 - Sunday, October 4. Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A.

The Neko-Con anime convention takes place at the Holiday Executive Center. Guests of honor include director Hiroki Hayashi ("Bubblegum Crisis"). For information visit www.eskimo.com/~nekocon/.

Headline News Occidental hosts shadow puppet show

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 12:00am

* Friday, October 2. Eagle Rock, California, U.S.A.

Occidental College hosts a free shadow puppet theater performance and concert by the company Bali & Beyond, called "Alice in the Shadows," based on stories by Lewis Carroll. The play is for an adult audience, although all ages are welcome. The show starts at 8 p.m. on the Thorne Hall Patio, 1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock. For information call (818) 768-7696.

Headline News LTU offers "Writing for Animation" class

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, October 3, Chatsworth, California, U.S.A.

Learning Tree University is offering a one-day seminar on "Writing for Animation" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jean Ann Wright, who also leads writing seminars for Women In Animation will be teaching the class. Enrollment is $95, plus a $10 materials fee. To register call (818) 882-5599 or visit www.ltu.org/enroll.htm.

Headline News L.A. Teen Comic Art & Animation Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, October 3 - Sunday, October 4. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

The third annual Teen Comic Art & Animation Festival takes place at the Los Angeles Public Library in downtown L.A. Saturday's events include workshops, portfolio reviews and company presentations. Sunday is "Anime day" with screenings of Japanese animation from 1 to 5 p.m. For information call (213) 228-7510.

Headline News Crater opens for Joe Alonso

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, September 28, 1998 at 12:00am

JOE ALONSO has been named international vice president of sales and marketing for CRATER SOFTWARE, creators of CTP (Cartoon Television Program), a 2D animation program for Windows 95 and NT. He will be based in the company's Montreal, Canada office. Alonso previously held sales and marketing positions with Toon Boom Technologies, Softimage and Discreet Logic.

Headline News Paul Waxman forms D.E.E.P. Entertainment

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 12:00am

PAUL WAXMAN, a former marketing executive at Irwin Toy, has branched off and formed his own company, D.E.E.P. ENTERTAINMENT. Based in Toronto and Halifax, Canada, the company will focus on development of animation properties such as NuKeD and The Lugs, for which financing partners are currently being sought.

Headline News Puppet performances at UCLA

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 12:00am

* Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

UCLA hosts three puppet performances brought over from the Henson Festival of Puppet Theater, in conjunction with the new Cotsen Center for Puppetry at Cal Arts: Ubu and the Truth Commission by South African group The Handspring Puppet Company (featuring animator William Kentridge), Electric Shadows by American-Indonesian act Wayang Listrik and Short Stories by Peruvian Teatro Hugo and Ines. For show times and tickets, call (310) 825-2101.

Headline News Michael Bedard reception

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, September 26. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

From 5 - 8 p.m., Los Angeles art gallery and book store Every Picture Tells A Story hosts a reception with Michael Bedard, illustrator of the new childrens book Sitting Ducks. Bedards work is currently being adapted for an animated TV series and feature film by Polygram. The exhibition of Bedards illustrations will run through October 18. To pre-order signed books or to RSVP for the reception, call (310) 932-6070.

Headline News NFBC signs licensing deal to develop its library

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, September 18, 1998 at 12:00am

The National Film Board of Canada (NFBC) has entered into a license agreement with Los Angeles-based producer Jean Madar to develop new TV series and films based on a collection of popular animated shorts from its library. Madar, a Montreal native whose background includes work with Pixibox and Medialab, will use the animated shorts as ready-made pilots for new projects. He has grouped the NFBC films into four collections: "Kids" for children's animation, "Tunes" for musical shorts, "Crazy" for more adult-oriented films, and "Insane" for late-night fare.

Headline News WIA Writers Group to meet

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, September 17, 1998 at 12:00am

* Thursday, September 17. Burbank, California, U.S.A.

Women In Animations Writers Group will meet at ASIFA-Hollywoods Animation Center. This months topic is Copyright and Trademark: Protecting Your Idea, with speaker Ronda Dixon, entertainment lawyer and creator of the animated show Hip House. Admission is $10 for WIA L.A. members, $20 for non-members. Call (818)842-8330 or contact kellie-bea@women.in.animation.org.

Headline News Meet Mr. “Ninja Turtles”

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, September 17, 1998 at 12:00am

* Saturday, September 19. Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

The Words & Pictures Museum hosts an appearance and book signing by its founder, Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with a members-only discussion and exhibit tour. For information visit www.wordsandpictures.org.

Headline News Sito chats with Lou Scheimer

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 12:00am

* Wednesday, September 23. Burbank, California, U.S.A.

ASIFA-Hollywood presents Tom Sitos An Evening With... series featuring Lou Scheimer. Scheimer started out as a layout artist on the Paramount Popeye series. In 1967 he started Filmation Studios, which produced animated series such as Fat Albert, He-Man and The Archies. The program starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7.00 at the door. For information call (818) 842-8330.

Headline News Prime Time Emmys to Air on TV Land

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, September 8, 1998 at 12:00am

Friday, September 11. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

The 50th annual Prime Time Emmy Awards will take place, and will simultaneously air on the cable network, TV Land. The winner in the animated series category will be included in the next Animation Flash.

Headline News Lee Gunther Passes Away

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, September 1, 1998 at 12:00am

Animation editor and producer Lee Gunther passed away on August 25 following a stroke suffered the previous day. He was 63 years old. A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 29 at Forest Lawn in Burbank, California. Starting at Warner Bros. in the 1960s and then at DePatie-Freleng studios from 1964-1978, Gunther was a film editor on more than 85 animated shorts in all. At DePatie-Freleng, he also worked as an executive in charge of production in the 1970s.

Headline News Disney Institute offers "Mulan"-themed vacations

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, September 1, 1998 at 12:00am

Thursday, September 3 - Sunday, September 6. Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S.A.

The Disney Institute, a vacation resort, hosts "Mulan: An Animation Experience," a four-day event which gives guests a hands-on look at the making of the animated feature "Mulan." The program includes animation workshops, appearances by the film's supervising animator Mark Henn, CGI supervisor Eric Guaglione, head of special effects David Tidgwell and voice actress June Foray. For pricing and information, call (800) 496-6337. This event will be repeated September 11-14.

Headline News WIA LA launches voice-over group

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, September 1, 1998 at 12:00am

Thursday, September 3. Studio City, California, U.S.A.

Screenmusic Studios hosts the first meeting of Women In Animation Los Angeles' new Voice Over Group from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Admission is free, but RSVP is essential. Call Muriel Whitaker at (310) 412-2719. Screenmusic Studio is located at 11700 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City. For directions, call Screenmusic directly at (818) 753-6040.

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