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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.

Headline News 'The Simpsons' Wins WGA Award

The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East announce the winners of the 2013 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing.

Blogs 10 MAXIMS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SCREENPLAY

If you’re a writer who wants to improve the quality of your story, or a producer who wants your film to have the best possible chance at the box office, I've got 10 writing maxims for you that will maximize your chances of success...

Headline News Jack Enyart to Lead Writing for Animation Course

Vancouver Animation School names Jack Enyart instructor for new Writing for Animation course; new online class emphasizes writing because all animation truly starts with a story.

Blogs A Writer’s #1 Most Important Creative Tool is...

So what is a writer’s #1 creative tool? Experience? Education? Vocabulary? Scriptwriting software? Jack Daniels? It’s none of these. The #1 creative tool of every writer is...

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