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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.

Headline News Illumination and Universal to Adapt 'Clifford the Big Red Dog'

Illumination Entertainment, the company behind the recent family hit Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and Universal are teaming up to bring Clifford the Big Red Dog to the big screen.

Headline News WGC Screenwriting Award Winners Announced

The Canadian film, TV and digital media community came out in full force to join the Writers Guild of Canada in celebration of Canadian screenwriters at the 16th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards.

Headline News Cartoon Art Museum to Celebrate 'Star Wars' Comics

On Tuesday, May 15, the Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Howard Chaykin and Steve Leialoha for a special presentation on the origins of the "Star Wars" comic book and their experiences in creating the official Marvel Comics adaptation of the film.

Blogs HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION available again at Amazon.com

My book, How To Write For Animation, has just been released for the Kindle and other eBook formats. Read what Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stan Lee and others have to say about it. 

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 29

Special Guest: OIAF Animators' Picnic 2011 - Part 2

It's the FFAF Pre-Holiday Holiday Spectacular as Joel and Alan continue to bother more legends of international animation trying to eat, drink, and be wary at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, Part 2.  PLUS, backstage hijinks and hosting recap of the OIAF 2011 Closing Ceremonies.

Headline News Tradition Studios Signs Mike Markowitz for Animated Feature

Tradition Studios, the new animated feature film studio of Digital Domain Media Group, announced that Mike Markowitz has signed on to write its next animated feature.

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