L.A. Screenwriting Expo Looks at Animation

Among the 150 seminars and workshops to be presented at this weekend’s Screenwriting Expo 2 are various programs dedicated to the craft of scripting animation. The event takes place Oct. 17-19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Jeffrey Scott, award-winning animation writer and author of How to Write For Animation, will be giving four seminars on animation writing. "An Overview of the Animation Writing Business" will be offered on Saturday at 5:00 p.m., followed by "How to Turn Your Ideas into Sellable Cartoon Scripts" at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, he will present “How to Develop and Sell Your Animated Series" at 10:00 a.m. and "How to Break into Cartoon Writing With or Without an Agent" at 1:00 p.m. Scott will also be doing a book signing at the Expo at noon on Sunday.

Other animation-related programs include Jean Ann Wright’s "Developing Characters for Animation" on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Marilyn Webber’s "Writing Animation Dialogue" (Sat. 10:00 a.m.), "Writing Primetime & Saturday Morning Cartoons Part 1" (Sat. 1:00 p.m.), "Writing Primetime & Saturday Morning Cartoons Part 2" (Sat. 5:00 p.m.) and "Writing Animation Comedy and Gags" (Sun. 1:00 p.m.).

The registration fee for all three days is $59.95. For more information or to register, go to www.screenwritingexpo.com or call 800-727-6978.