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Programme: 7 February

OL1, Europa Building, University of Teesside

Please note: the schedule of events and speakers at Animex Talk! is a provisional programme and is subject to change.

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9.15am Registration (Foyer of Europa Building)
10.00am Welcome and Opening Address
Professor Paul Wells, Loughborough University
10.30am Raquel Benitez and Carmen Llanos, Comet Entertainment
Do you have a great idea but don't know what to do?
  Pitching television animation has its rules. This talk will show you how to make a good presentation with all the requirements that executives are expecting from you. You have to be prepared and have all your ammunition ready. They will also walk you through pitching to different cultures and how it changes from country to country.
11.15am Break
11.30am Robin Linn, Sony Pictures Imageworks
A Tribute to Joseph Barbera
  Joe Barbera was one half of the team behind the legendary Hanna-Barbera Studio. Sony Pictures Imageworks' Robin, who's career in animation began with the studio, presents a must-see tribute to Joe Barbera who worked on such classics as Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Scooby Doo.
12.30am Lunch
1.30pm Alan Gilbey and Eric Shaw Chaired by Paul Wells
Special Panel: Scriptwriting
  Animex brings three highly acclaimed animation scriptwriters together for what promises to be a fantastic session. Chaired by Paul Wells, author of Basic Animation #01: Scriptwriting. Along with the panel Paul will explore the world of the scriptwriter and field questions from the audience.
3.00pm Break
3.15pm Speakers: Shelley Page, DreamWorks, and Rachelle Lewis, Toonranch Consulting
From the Classroom to the Studio
  Shelley and Rachelle deliver tips for aspiring artists as to how best they can approach potential employers. Both presenters have vast experience and knowledge of the industry and in particular what the studios are looking for and how graduates and new entrants to the industry can prepare themselves for a career in one of the most exciting professions there is.
4.00pm Frank Sidebottom and Brian Little
Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Telly Show
  Frank Sidebottom, star of tv and music legend returns to Teesside to talk about his foray into the animation industry. Frank will be accompanied by his long time collaborator, animation industry veteran, and native of Middlesbrough, Brian Little.
5.00pm Close
8.00pm Animex Party
Barracuda, Albert Road, Middlesbrough
  Join the winners of the Animex Awards along with the speakers and festival organisers at the Animex Party for a night of animated entertainment and fun.