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Special Guest: Writing for Animation with James Felder
June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Screenwriting for animation is a beast of its own! James Felder—writer of the upcoming animated feature MONKEY KING: HERO'S JOURNEY as well as episodes of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, and BEN-10—tells us about writing for animation: how it's unique, what it's like in writing rooms, and how you can write for animation yourself.
About James Felder
James Felder is the Head of Episodic Writing and an Assistant Arts Professor in the Department of Dramatic Writing. He received his B.A. from Gallatin at NYU, and his M.F.A. from the Department of Dramatic Writing at Tisch at NYU. He has taught continuously in the department since 2006. He has been nominated three times for Tisch’s David Payne Carter Excellence in Teaching Award, winning the award in 2019. He is a founding member and Pipe Sergeant of the NYU Pipes & Drums (est. 1989).
He primarily works in the field of animation for television and film. For FoxKids, he’s written for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. For Disney XD, he’s written for ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN and AVENGERS. For Cartoon Network, he’s written for GENERATOR REX and the 2017 re-launch of BEN-10. His animated feature, MONKEY KING: HERO'S JOURNEY is currently in post-production at Black Dragon Studios in China, where he currently oversees story development on new projects. While editing books such as GHOST RIDER and DAREDEVIL at Marvel Comics in the 1990s, he created the Stan-Hattan Project, which he ran at the Department of Dramatic Writing, to train new comic book writers for the company.
He co-wrote with Mark Dickerman the movie ONE ANGRY MAN starring Jackie Mason.
- Discover more about James: https://tisch.nyu.edu/about/directory/dramatic-writing/1740932347
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