Kids Entertainment Professionals For Young Refugees Fundraiser

Animators and actors, writers and composers, game designers and YA authors, producers, board artists, agents, studio and network executives – the entire international children’s entertainment community is coming together June 18-24 in an unprecedented grassroots fundraiser via Crowdrise. Help spread the word! PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO with friends and colleagues and SIGN UP FOR THE FUNDRAISER NOW at:
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Thank you – and Keep the Love Coming!

RTS Futures – VFX & Animation: Meet the Experts

Dive into the world of VFX and animation as we take you into the minds of our experienced panelists, including Alex Donne-Johnson, Creative Director at motion design studio Dazzle Ship, responsible for creating video for branding, broadcast, online and installations and Pete Allinson, Head of Design at multi-award winning broadcaster UKTV, the home of TV channels such as Dave and GOLD.

Throughout their careers, our experts have worked across a diverse range of fantastic projects spanning film, TV and advertising, utilising a range of VFX and animation techniques.

Learn how they have made it in the industry, the secrets of their career success and view some examples of their outstanding work, looking at both their creative inspiration and the “nitty gritty” of the technical and logistical aspects that come with this line of work.

This session will give you an insight into everything you need to know about making it in the world of VFX and animation, along with the chance to ask our experts any of your burning questions on the night!


Alex Donne-Johnson, Creative Director at Dazzleship

Pete Allinson, Head of Design at UKTV

Lindsey Watson, Founder of CANUK Productions, Head of Animation at Kindle UK and Founder of Animated Women UK

More expert panelists to be announced.


6:45pm for 7:00pm
Curzon Soho

Booking Details
Tickets are £10.00.
All tickets are non-refundable.
Tickets for full members of the Royal Television Society are complimentary but MUST be booked in advance – please provide your membership number when booking.

To sign up click here.

Bakshi Productions looking for old school animator!


The project I’m working on w/ Animation Legend Ralph Bakshi needs 1 “Old School” traditional, full animation style animator for Bakshi Blues.

You can help us spread the word.

Know someone who’d be great for this? Pass it along to them.

Can you post this on your site, blog, or tumblr for us? We’d appreciate it.

If you’d like to submit, email me a list of your credits or resume (IMDb or Linkedin), and a link to your animation reel (youtube or vimeo preferred). Please use the subject line: Bakshi Blues Animator.

-Jeaux Janovsky

Robert Valley just launched his crazy ass kickstarter campaign

He’s looking to raise enough capital to finish his second and final
instalment in his PEAR CIDER and CIGARETTES graphic novel
series. These books chronicle the adventures of his longtime friend
Techno Stypes (not his real name). Techno’s incredibly bad luck
with road accidents was surpassed only by his incredibly good luck
with insurance settlements. Book 1 ends with Techno crippled and
rich in a Chinese Military hospital waiting for a liver transplant.
Check the project out here:
Eventually Robert hopes to develope this story into a 30 minute
animated short film, but for now it’s just baby steps.

“Bottom of the Ninth”, A Unique Animated Graphic Novel App for iPad, Now Available on the App Store

Latest story from professional animator and storyboard artist, Ryan Woodward, features the world of New Baseball, set 200 years in the future
Mapleton, Utah — June 21, 2012 – Veteran animator and storyboard artist Ryan Woodward goes indie again with “Bottom of the Ninth”, a unique animated graphic novel app designed specifically for iPad. The app is a reflection of Ryan’s industry experience, keeping with the integrity of a traditional comic layout, but enhanced with fully animated 2D and 3D animations, an original score, and professional voice actors.
The Story
Bottom of the Ninth takes place 200 years from now where the game of baseball has evolved into a rough gladiator-type event which sports a vertical infield and artificial gravity to enhance the danger of the game. The epic story starts with the first chapter, “Prologue”, which sets up the characters and the world of Tao City.  Subsequent chapters will further develop the story and introduce readers to the 18-year-old female protagonist, Candy Cunningham. 
Candy Cunningham was born with a phenomenal athletic ability. Her father, Gordy Cunningham is an aged major league New Baseball player who’s athletic abilities have atrophied into a crowd pleasing clown act. Candy’s incredible ability to pitch the fastest pitch in history lands her in the celebrity seat among a New Baseball crazed culture of sports endorsements, advertising and strategic manipulation. The story follows the two characters through the exciting and dangerous world of New Baseball. About Ryan Woodward Ryan Woodward has been a professional animator and storyboard artist since 1995.  His screen credits include The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman, Ironman 2, Cowboys and Aliens, Spiderman 2 &3, The Iron Giant(’98), Space Jam(’96), etc.  His recent independent productions are aimed at creating new genres of storytelling. His last short animated film, Thought of You, won several prestigious awards and is currently rated in the top 10 highest animation plays on Ryan created, designed, wrote, penciled, animated, composed, directed and produced this production. His small, yet elite team of dedicated artists assisted in areas of design, 3D animation, and app development. Baseball legend Dale Murphy of the Atlanta Braves lends his voice as “The Murph” a retired legend turned sports announcer. Dale was a 2 time MVP (‘82, ‘83) sporting 398 career home runs. The Bottom of the Ninth App is available for $3.99 from the App Store on iPad or at New chapters of the graphic novel will be available via In-App Purchase as they are released.