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Alien 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.

Universal 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.

Award 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.

Wars 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.

Screenwriting 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. 

Animation 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.

Digital 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.

Comedy Blogs

Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 27

Live, from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, entertainment's own comedy pangea, Dino Stamatopoulos, is paid to sit down with the very Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman for the most overmodulated audiophonic conver-senation* about his animated series Morel Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. Topics include: writing for adult animated comedy while drinking, drinking for adult animated comedy while writing, star-shaped facial hair, adopting classical horror literary author names into titular innuendo forever linking them historically, and poutine.

Headline News

2012 Writers Guild Awards: The Winners

Alexander Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon and Woody Allen took home the big screenplay prizes at the Writers Guild of America awards Sunday for writing The Descendants and Midnight in Paris, respectively.

Screenwriting Blogs

GOT A RESEARCH QUESTION? ASK GOOGLE. GOT A STORY QUESTION? ASK YOUR MIND!

Every screenwriter is born with an amazing writing tool. It’s called the human mind. But if you don’t know how to use it effectively you could be wasting a lot of creative potential. I’ve found a very special way to resolve creative story problems that I think you’ll find very useful...

Production Headline News

Rango Tops Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announces the winners of the 39th Annual Annie Awards, with Rango taking top honors.

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