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.
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 animationhit prime-time television series, blockbuster cutting-edge digitally animated features, 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, and dialogue, and much more.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Foreword by Joe Barbera
How to Read This Book
Part I: Getting Ready to Write
1. Understanding the World of Animation
2. Tools of the Trade
Part II: Writing for Animation
3. Basic Overview
4. How to Write a Premise
5. Developing Your Story Beats
6. How to Write an Outline
7. How to Write a Script
8. Writing Description
9. Writing Dialogue
10. How to Write Funny Stuff
11. Feature, Internet, and Sample Scripts
12. Creating an Animated Series
13. Writing a Presentation, Bible, and Pilot
Part III: Selling Your Animated Project
14. How to Get an Agent
15. How to Break into Toon Writing without an Agent
16. How to Pitch Your Project
17. How to Prosper in Toon Town
Animation Links and References
What People are Saying About This
Jeffrey Scott is without a doubt the most prolific and accomplished writer of television animation of all time. Action, comedy-he does it all, and very, very well.
Chairman, DIC Entertainment
Jeffrey Scott has written the definitive sourcebook for anyone interested in the world of animation and script writing. Infused with humor and a love of the craft, this book is filled with the practical information one needs to get started, and is a great resource for producers, directors and executives already in the business.
Vice President Programming, Disney Channel
Jeffrey's book contains everything you need to know about writing for animation and then some. Reading this book is a must for anyone interested in excelling in the field.
CEO & Chairman, Saban Entertainment
Writing for Animation is both an art and a discipline, and Jeffrey Scott is terrific at teaching others what he's mastered himself.
Writers! Add Jeffrey Scott's How To Write For Animation to your required reading list. As one of the top names in the animation field, a man who's done it all and done it with style, Jeffrey has not only given us the result of years of invaluable experience, but a damn good read as well.
Chairman Emeritus, Marvel Comics
Jeffrey Scott combines that rarest and most extraordinary of talents-he is a master storyteller, a prolific writer and turns out scripts 'faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive.' He leaves a legacy to the world of animation writing that is unmatched and unparalleled and, fortunately for so many, now memorialized in this excellent book.
President, Warner Brothers Television
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