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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.

Headline News June Foray to Receive Hall of Fame Award

Animation Magazine announces more 2013 award recipients, including voice-acting legend June Foray, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award; DreamWorks Animation’s Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, who will receive this year’s Original Vision Award; and DQ Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award for his contributions to the growth of the animation industry in India.

Blogs HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT SERIES PITCH (PART 1)

I’m asked questions all the time about pitching animated TV series. Do I need a bible? — Do I need a pilot script? — Do I need artwork? —Do I need a few minutes of animation?  Rather than tell you what I think you need, let me illustrate the reality of pitching with two personal anecdotes...

Headline News WB Expands 'Harry Potter' Universe

Warner Bros. Entertainment announces an “expanded creative partnership” with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, with a new film series inspired by Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Blogs GREEN GRASS GROWS FROM COW PIES AND SO DO GOOD SCRIPTS

Have you ever been writing and felt like your story is crap? If you haven’t you must not be an experienced writer. If you have, don’t worry, crap has some useful nutrients in it. Let me explain...

Headline News 'Simpsons' Writer Jon Vitti to Tackle 'Angry Birds' Feature

Rovio announces veteran comedy writer, John Vitti is set to write the “Angry Birds” screenplay, which is slated for a July 2016 release.

Headline News Me Books Launches Children's Book Contest

Me Books and Show Me the Animation partner to launch a children’s book contest to unearth one of the UK’s best budding author/illustrators.

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