Animation Industry Q&A with Frank Gladstone - 45 Year Veteran of Animation: EPISODE 3

Posted by Frank Gladstone
Happy Wednesday Stage 32!
Back in July, we launched a Vlog Series featuring long-time animation industry veteran, Frank Gladstone. Frank has worked for some of the biggest names in animation (Disney, Warner Bros, and DreamWorks, to name a few!) in his 45+ years in the industry. Frank is also currently the Executive Director for The International Animated Film Society (ASIFA - Hollywood) which hosts the world-famous Annie Awards honoring animators from all over the world. Last month, he answered several questions from the Stage 32 Community about all aspects of the animation industry. You can watch Frank's previous blogs here: Episode 1 & Episode 2
This week, Frank answers even more questions from the Stage 32 community about the craft and business of animation. You will learn:
  • The best way to get attention on an animation project - through short films, pitches, sketches
  • The best avenues to produce animation/musical projects at various budgets
  • How to get in front of decision makers who can produce/green light shows
  • How to you determine the animation style that best serves the story
  • Whether or not the screenwriters or directors have any authority in choosing the animation style of their film
  • Some of Frank's favorite animated-films!
  • ... and more!
If YOU have questions you would like to submit for Frank's next video, kindly comment on this thread in the Stage 32 Animation Lounge or comment here on this blog! In the meantime, enjoy the wealth of animation industry wisdom Frank has to share in this second vlog!


Click HERE to see Frank's Answers!


Finally, if you or anyone in your network writes screenplays for animation, check out our 1st Annual New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest! The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood (travel permitting) to have private one-on-one meetings with some of the most prolific and talented Animation artists, writers, filmmakers, producers, and executives from top companies including DISNEY, PIXAR, MGM, WARNER BROS., NETFLIX, and more!


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