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Blogs FINAL DRAFT 9 REVIEW

Final Draft 9 was released earlier this year. I have now used it for the past 5 months and gotten pretty familiar with some of the new features. So I figured it’s time I gave it a review.

Headline News DreamWorks Animation Alums Launch Monkey’s Uncle

Creative Directors Eric "Bibo" Bergeron (‘Shark Tale,’ ‘Road to El Dorado’) and Mike de Seve (‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do America’) form Monkey’s Uncle, a joint venture with a consortium of industry creatives set to write and develop new animated feature IPs.

Events Story & Animation Masterclass - Chicago, IL

By VanArts | Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 2:34pm
Begins: August 22, 2014

VanArts presents a masterclass in Story Development & Animation, taught by artists from Pixar Animation Studios.

Blogs HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT SERIES PITCH (PART 2: THE PERFECT CONCEPT)

In Part 1 I explained how I pitched one series with $13,000 worth of artwork and another with two sentences on the fly, and I sold the two sentences. But why did my two-sentences sell? What was it about the concept? What made it so good? ...

Events Story, Character & Animation Masterclass - London, UK

By VanArts | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:02pm
Begins: August 8, 2014

VanArts presents a masterclass in Story Development, Character Design & Animation, taught by artists from Pixar Animation Studios.

Events Story, Character & Animation Masterclass - Paris, France

By VanArts | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:47pm
Begins: August 1, 2014

VanArts presents a masterclass in Story Development, Character Design & Animation, taught by artists from Pixar Animation Studios.

Headline News MGM to Make a New Live Action/CG Hybrid ‘Pink Panther’ Movie

MGM is developing a new a live-action/animated hybrid Pink Panther movie, with The Simpsons director and producer David Silverman set to direct.

Headline News James Franco, Jonah Hill Join Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party'

The voice cast for Seth Rogan’s animated adult feature Sausage Party reunites This Is the End stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Rogen himself, as well as adding Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton and Nick Kroll.

Blogs CUT OFF AT THE PASS

If you’re a writer you are familiar with the word. You just wrote an Academy Award-quality screenplay or an Emmy-quality series development, put together a solid pitch, gave it to the producer or exec with passion, and he or she responded with the most painful one-word epithet in the English language—Pass.

Headline News WGA to Honor 'The Simpsons' Writer & EP Sam Simon

Veteran television writer-producer Sam Simon to receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ (AWC) 16th Annual Animation Writing Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the craft of animation writing.

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