AFTRS and animation: new course

'Writing for Animation - Across Series Television and Interactive Games' is the title of a new AFTRS course which could be a doorway to heaven for writers who keep thinking pictures rather than charac
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‘Writing for Animation – Across Series Television and Interactive Games’ is the title of a new AFTRS course which could be a doorway to heaven for writers who keep thinking pictures rather than character.

Demand for animation is predicted to grow strongly in the next five years as new digital distribution avenues come into play. Homestarrunner.com, Happy Tree Friends and JibJab have found huge global audiences and aggregators such as Channel Federator are extending the reach of niche animation content worldwide. Opportunities for animation writers are expanding not only in linear media but in the sphere of games. As this young industry continues its strong growth there is a demand for writers to work in creative games development teams.

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