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#ToonChat: Pitching an Animated Series
#ToonChat is an online event where animators and artists gather to discuss topics on Twitter on the last Friday of the month from 6-7PM EDT.
The topic of this month’s #ToonChat discussion is how to pitch an animated series to a studio or network. We will be discussing the process of preparing and presenting your pitch, how much information to include, as well as how creators can solicit and respond to feedback. Joining the conversation will be guest expert Mike Owens, co-creator of the Emmy Award-winning Amazon Video original series Danger & Eggs.
The conversation will include the following discussion topics:
- What should you consider before you pitch your animated series?
- How much information should you share about the world, the characters, and the narrative arc of the show?
- Which resources would you recommend to creators who are pitching for the first time?
About the chat:
If this is your first time participating in a Twitter chat, here is how the format works: Users meet on Twitter on Friday February 28 at 6PM EDT using the #ToonChat hashtag. Over the course of an hour, our account (@ToonBoom) will pose six questions (numbered Q1, Q2, Q3 …) to prompt responses from our chat participants. Be sure to include the #ToonChat hashtag in all your posts to make it easy for other participants to discover your comments. Respectful discussion between participants and our guest experts is always encouraged.
About our guest expert:
As a show creator, director, character designer, storyboard artist, teacher and animator, Mike Owens has created character driven entertainment for screens of all sizes - for audiences of all ages - for more than 20 years. Mike is the Emmy Award-winning co-creator and Executive Producer of Amazon's Danger & Eggs, and was selected for this year's slate of creators participating in Toon Boom's Ambassador Program. You can find Mike Owens on Twitter at @mowensanimation.