animation

Short Circuit: Writing Jobs – Making Short Work of Animated Television

Mention short screenplays and many writers think “festival material.” Mention animation, they think “Pixar features.” But put them together – you get Animated Television. It’s a huge market. In 2013 alone, one hundred and eleven new animated series premiered across the globe. (Artist: Robert Atkins) I’ve been a fan of Zac Atkinson...

Woody and Buzz and Your Writing

Breaking & Entering: Pretend You’re Pixar

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! If you pretend you’re Pixar, you’re bound to bump up your screenwriting to the next level. I’m not insisting you change your desk lamp to a Luxo, although they are pretty nifty. I believe examining Pixar’s philosophy and practices can be...

TV Writer Podcast 036 – David Dias (Max & Ruby, Redakai)

Animation writer/creative producer/story editor David Dias was a hit on the TV Writer Chat several weeks ago, and is back for a one hour interview discussing all the ins and outs of writing animation for all ages, including many great tips on breaking in, pitching, and getting your idea off the...

TV Writer Podcast 017 – Steven Darancette, Animated TV

Just like there are far fewer resources for learning TV writing than for learning to write features, there are an incredibly small number of resources for learning to write for animated TV. That's why it is a great privilege to have animation writer Steven Darancette open a window for us into...