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How to Write for Animation

Jeffrey Scott

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-428-2
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"Writing for Animation is both an art and a discipline, and Jeffrey Scott is terrific at teaching others what he's mastered himself." Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks SKG

In recent years, the world of animation has expanded far beyond the Saturday morning cartoons that generations of Americans grew up watching. Recent years have seen a boom in animation hit prime-time television series, blockbuster cutting-edge digitally animated features, and conventional animation. The expanding market is luring writers who have an eye toward the future and an eagerness to work in a medium where the only limit is the depth on one's imagination.

With step-by-step instructions and the insights of a seasoned veteran, award-winning animation writer Jeffrey Scott details the process of developing even the vaguest of ideas into a fully realized animation script. He details every stop on the road from inspiration to presentation, with sections on premises, outlines, treatments, description, dialogue, and much more including:

-The job market and salaries for animation writing
-How to write funny material
-Writing animation for the internet
-Creating an animated TV series
-Maximizing creative potential
-Selling the finished product

How to Write for Animation is the ultimate guide for anyone with ambitions of writing for the most rapidly developing medium in all of entertainment.

"Jeffrey Scott has written the definitive sourcebook for anyone interested in the world of animation and script writing." Nancy Kanter, Vice President Programming, Disney Channel

"As one of the top names in the animation field, a man who's done it all and done it with style, Jeffrey Scott has not only given us the result of years of invaluable experience, but a damn good read as well." Stan Lee, Chairman Emeritus, Marvel Comics

Jeffrey Scott is one of animation's most acclaimed writers. He has written over six hundred animated television scripts for such series as Superfriends, Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His work has been recognized with three Emmy Awards and a Humanitas Prize. The grandson of the Three Stooges' Moe Howard, he lives in Southern California.

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