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NYC – Animation Development Lecture


David Levy and Brown Johnson speak on Thursday, February 18th, 2010 @ 7 PM

Admission: $5
Free for MoCCA Members

There’s so many misconceptions, myths, and madness clouding up the reality of what it really takes to develop, pitch, and sell an animated project. Utilizing his own ten year experience in the pitching world, along with candid advice from successful creators and leading development executives alike, author and animation director David B. Levy has put together a useful book on the subject: Animation Development: From Pitch to Production (Allworth Press). Join us for an intimate industry panel on the ins-and-outs of pitching today and be sure to bring your questions too. Followed immediately by a book signing event.

David B. Levy is the creator of FIONA FINDS OUT, a preschool series optioned for development by the Disney Channel. He is currently under contract with Classic Media and Garan, Inc. to write and develop animated properties. Levy is the author of YOUR CAREER IN ANIMATION: HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE (Allworth Press, 2006). Levy’s second book ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT: FROM PITCH TO PRODUCTION, was published in September 2009. Levy has directed Nickelodeon’s BLUE’S CLUES, the Noggin Channel’s PINKY DINKY DOO, and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series, ASSY McGEE. Levy has lectured and taught at Parsons School of Design, School of Visual Arts, NYU and Pratt, and is president of the New York chapter of Association International du Film d’Animation (ASIFA.)

Brown Johnson, the President of Animation, for Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group.

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