University Film and Video Association (UFVA) 2013 Conference

UFVA logoI’m off to my first ever attendance at the annual University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference, being held this year at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts just outside of Los Angeles — one of the premiere film schools in the U.S.

This year’s conference theme is “Story First,” and of course, it’s never been a better time to discuss what it means to be a cinematic storyteller in the 21st century, and what contemporary audiences actually seek in terms of a good film story. Continue reading “University Film and Video Association (UFVA) 2013 Conference”

Book signing/panel at Santa Monica B&N May 19

I’ll be onWrite Your Way into Animation and Games cover a discussion panel and signing books to celebrate the publication of Write Your Way into Animation and Games (which I’ve contributed chapters to) at the 3rd Street Promenade Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica, on May 19, 7pm.

Joining me on the panel will be fellow WGA member (and my talented and esteemed wife) Carolyn Handler Miller, and animation writer Jean Ann Wright. We’ll be discussing strategies for writers and screenwriters to enter the burgeoning worlds of animation and interactive media (including videogames), and challenges that writers will face in these arenas. Continue reading “Book signing/panel at Santa Monica B&N May 19”