TIFF Kids Industry Forum 2018

FOUNDATIONS Screenwriting for Animated Features

Fri
Mar 9
  • Press & Industry screenings and events are only for accredited passes.

    Acclaimed writers Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen (Escape From Planet Earth, Son of Bigfoot, Nut Job 2) lead an interactive small-group session focusing on the craft of writing and (re-writing) screenplays for animated feature films. Designed for writers in early to emerging career to hone in on storytelling and scene craft.
    Space is limited; first-come, first-served.

    Guest
    Bob Barlen

    Bob Barlen is a writer and producer who specializes in animated feature films. He is the writer and executive producer of Son of Bigfoot, an original animated feature. He produced and wrote The Nut Job 2, and also wrote Escape From Planet Earth. To date, his movies have grossed over $180 million at the box office. Barlen is a graduate of the film studies program at Ryerson University and the Canadian Film Centre.

    Guest
    Cal Brunker

    Cal Brunker is a writer and director who specializes in animated feature films. He is the director and writer of Escape From Planet Earth and The Nut Job 2. He also wrote and executive produced Son of Bigfoot, an original animated feature. Brunker is a graduate of the classical animation program at Sheridan College

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