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Sheridan animates Manhattan

Sheridan College (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) is hosting Sheridan Animates Manhattan on January 25 in New York City. The one-day program brings together leading animation artists in three separate events - The Animation Master Class, The CanApple Animation Forum and The Animation Showcase. The Animation Master Class features a behind-the-scenes look at how animation is used in films from Jurassic Park to Twister. The panel will be composed of Sheridan alumnus Steve Williams, James Straus and Dennis Turner. For more information on the Master Class contact Judith Picket at (212) 596-1670. The CanApple Animation Forum will present top work from companies producing computer and classical animation, special effects and graphic design for film, television and new media. There will be numerous media companies exhibiting and a luncheon keynote speech by Danny Bergeron, president and director of Montreal-based digital animation studio TubeImages. For further details on the CanApple Forum, call Matthew Toner at (212) 596-1670. Finally, The Animation Showcase, is an invitation-only evening reception welcoming Sheridans star animator alumni from the Master Class - Steve Williams, James Straus, and Dennis Turner - along with Mulan art director Ric Sluiter, and Bob Munroe of C.O.R.E. Digital, who will all present highlights from their best films. Industry executives and media can contact Bernie Etzinger at (212) 596-1691 for additional details. The "Sheridan Animates Manhattan" program is part of the Upper North Side organizations 1998-99 season of Canadian events in New York. You can find out more about the organization at www.uppernorthside.org.

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