Animation World Magazine, Issue 2.6, September 1997


This Month's Contributors

Rose Bond teaches Digital Animation at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon and is editor of the ASIFA-NW newsletter. Her award winning films, created by drawing and painting directly on film, are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Scott Brick is a frequent contributor to Wizard, Sci-Fi Invasion and InQuest magazines. When people ask him what he does, he opts not to say an actor/writer like everyone else in L.A., but will instead claim to be a Holistic Veterinarian. If he tells you this, don't believe him. He also tells people he's Head of Development for Pyrite Films, but that part is true.

Marie-Agnès Bruneau has been writing about the French television business since 1984. For four years she ran Mediaspheres, a weekly French television trade magazine. She is currently a freelance writer, living in Paris, who regularly contributes to FT Media and Telecom's publications.

Steve Bryant is Keeper of Television for the NFTVA.

Elaine Burrows is in charge of preserving animation for NFTVA.

Martha Day works in the television animation industry. In her spare time, she watches far too much television.

Avi Hoffer is Director of Digital Production at Acme Filmworks in Hollywood, and owner of Red Herring Pictures, a digital media production company in Venice, California. He has written for MacWorld, MacWeek, DV, In Motion and Interactive Jumpstart magazines, and will be a featured faculty member at the Digital Video Conference and Exposition in October.

Larry Huber is certainly a veteran of television animation. He started out in 1969 as an assistant animator at Hanna-Barbera, then worked for 15 years as a producer at Ruby-Spears, after working on features with Ralph Bakshi. He returned to Hanna-Barbera in 1990, and this year, moved over to Nicktoons, where he is executive producer on a new pilot series of animated shorts.

Wendy Jackson is Associate Editor for Animation World Magazine.

Heather Kenyon is Editor-in-Chief for Animation World Magazine.

Detelina Grigorova-Kreck is a producer, director and distributor based in Wiesbaden, Germany. She has served on a number of International Animation Festival Juries and Selection Committees. In the early 1980s, she was in charge of programs for the World Animated Film Festival in Varna.

Buzz Potamkin is an award-winning independent producer, best known for The Berenstain Bears and Dr. Seuss. Before he escaped L.A. for New York, he had been President of Southern Star Prods and then Executive Vice President of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons.

Doug Ranney founded The Whole Toon Catalog, and currently owns a book publishing firm, Tiger Mountain Press. He resides in the Cascade foothills just east of Seattle.

Chris Robinson is the Executive Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and the International Student Animation Festival of Ottawa (SAFO). When he is not stressing over festivals, he programs a monthly selection of exploitation films in Ottawa, and freelances for various magazines.

Milt Vallas is an independent producer who is known as a specialist in overseas animation production.

Gene Walz is head of the film program at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. He is currently finishing a biography on Charlie Thorson and is now editing a book called Great Canadian Films.

Mo Willems' animated films have appeared on MTV, HBO, The Cartoon Network, IFC, Sesame Street, The Tournee of Animation and Spike & Mikes Festival of Animation. He has won an Emmy for his work as a script writer on Sesame Street, and is the creator of The Off-Beats, currently in its second season on Nickelodeon's KaBlam!


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