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.
- The seven must-have pages for your animated TV show’s “Bible.”
- What a “Letter of Agreement” is, and why 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.
About Ken Rotcop
Ken Rotcop is the former Creative Head of Hanna-Barbera Studios, where he wrote for Richie Rich and Superfriends and supervised Charlotte’s Web.