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Headline News Cross Channel Film Lab Makes Final Call for Entries

Just a few days remain for makers of films using visual effects and/or Stereo 3D to submit their applications to the Cross Channel Film Lab.

Blogs HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR KINDLE

Emmy-winning writer Jeffrey Scott’s acclaimed book, How To Write For Animation, has just been released for the Kindle and other eBook formats

Blogs WHAT DO MOE HOWARD, 3-D COMICS AND ANIMATION HAVE IN COMMON?

Everybody knows that Moe Howard, as well as his cohorts Curly, Shemp and Larry, were creative geniuses. But not so many know that Moe’s son-in-law, Norman Maurer, was a genius in his own right. 

Blogs THE IMPORTANCE OF THEME IN SCREENWRITING

Theme is the most important element of any screenplay. It aligns and focuses the plot, subplots, characters and dialogue. It is the Rosetta stone which allows you to translate that great concept you have into a great screenplay. But that’s not all it does...

Headline News 'Despicable Me' Spinoff Planned for 2014

Following its animated hit "Despicable Me" and a just-opened 3D theme park ride at Universal Studios Orlando, Illumination Entertainment has set an untitled feature spinoff based on The Minions as its fifth feature film with Universal.

Blogs HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR FEATURE OUTLINE IS DONE?

I recently went to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and looked at dozens of pencil drawings by Gustav Klimt. Surprisingly, I made an interesting mental connection with screenplay outlines: A pencil drawing visualizing what is going to be painted is to an oil what a screenplay is to a film.

Headline News Voice Cast Set for 'Dark Knight' Animated Feature

Peter Weller, Ariel Winter and David Selby are among the actors lending their voices to the Jay Oliva-directed “Dark Knight” animated film.

Headline News Writer Jon Spaihts Talks 'Prometheus'

In an interview with Daily Variety, screenwriter John Spaihts, who shares a writing credit on “Prometheus” with “Lost” creator Damon Lindelof, said the idea for the “Alien” prequel was hatched from a general meeting he took at Scott Free, director Ridley Scott's production banner, back in 2009.

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