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Secrets of Animated Movies and TV Shows

From comic book and graphic novel adaptations to Pixar, Disney, and Japanese-style anime, animated movies and television form a huge and growing segment of today’s movie market. But breaking into this market as a writer is not exactly like trying to sell a live-action feature script. Animation has its own unwritten rules, conventions, and practices.
Ken Rotcop, former Creative Head of Hanna-Barbera Studios, delivers a succinct introduction to the art and business of writing for animation, offering practical know-how for anyone wanting to bring an animated story from his/her imagination onto the screen.

You’ll learn:

  • The seven must-have pages for your animated TV show’s “Bible.”
  • What is a “Letter of Agreement,” and why do you need one?
  • Treatment vs. synopsis in animation, and how to create a step outline.
  • Why your villain is the most important character.
  • Why you shouldn’t be scared to sign a studio release form.
  • And why it’s important to write the animated story you believe in—regardless of naysayers!

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Meet the Author: Ken Rotcop

Ken Rotcop, the acknowledged Grand Master of Pitching, is the creator and owner of PitchMart— Hollywood’s biggest screenplay pitch event for writers and development executives. His screenwriting workshop was the subject of a feature-length documentary, Talk Fast, which has won various film festival awards. STARZ network produced a two-part series on Ken Rotcop, Pitching Guru

As a screenwriter, Rotcop’s most prestigious production (which he both wrote and produced) was For Us, the Living: The Story of Medger Evers which starred Laurence Fishburne. Among the honors the film received were the Writers Guild Award, ...