U.K.’s Moviehouse Entertainment is shopping the upcoming animated feature The...
Exploring the All-Important ‘Schmooze Factor’ at MIPTV! It’s that special time of year when blossoms return to the branches, swallows return to Capistrano and steroids return to the dugout. It can mean only one thing. It’s time for animation execs to return to Cannes’all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed’for the second-quarter TV [...]
A great animated series or movie always starts with an inspired creative vision, but for most of us that is not enough to get it produced. Typically an idea will go nowhere without an irresistible verbal ‘pitch’ to get it financed. Pitching: One could argue that this mysterious process is [...]
Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is this more evident than in the world of showbiz trendsetting. The economic meltdown has pushed Hollywood ‘haute couture’ over a cliff’where it is falling so fast it just passed the Dow. Frugality is becoming ‘in.’ Coupons are the new Kruggerands, Costco [...]
The inaugural edition of SIGGRAPH Asia (Dec. 10-13) offers a mind-expanding showcase of the region’s talent as well as a colorful snapshot of future possibilities. If anyone needed yet another proof of the growing importance of Asian countries in the computer graphics and animation arena, they should simply glance at [...]
This month I have been asked to provide profound insight into a) picking an animation school and b) landing a job in animation. Rule #1 of Showbiz Success states ‘always offer more than what is requested.’ To demonstrate this concept, I will also address c) how to apply for a [...]