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Ep 9 - Serialized Storytelling with Aaron Waltke
August 19, 2021
In Episode 9 of Typin' Toons, Writer and Executive Producer Aaron Waltke ("Trollhunters" "Wizards: Tales of Arcadia" "Unikitty" "Star Trek: Prodigy") talks through mapping out season arcs, rules of worldbuilding, pitching epic stories, etc. It's great fun with a lot of writing wisdom and tips!
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Ep 8 - From PA to Staff Writer with Cassie Soliday
April 22, 2021
In this episode of Typin' Toons, writer Cassie Soliday (Puppy Dog Pals) walks us through the journey from Production Assistant to Staff Writer and all the roles in between. This one is really helpful for folks starting out who want to take the production management route to the writers' room!
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Ep 7 - Becoming a Story Editor with Rick Suvalle
April 15, 2021
In this Episode Writer/Story Editor/Co-Showrunner Rick Suvalle shares the path he took to writing for animation, then talks us through what a Story Editor (aka Head Writer) is, skills needed for the job -- both writing and non -- and gives advice on how to become one.
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Ep 6 - First Freelance Job with Carleton Carter
March 25, 2021
In Episode 6 writer Carleton Carter (Little Ellen) talks us through the steps he took to get hired for his first freelance script and what the process was like actually writing that episode.
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Ep 5 - The Animation Guild with Patrick Rieger
March 11, 2021
In this episode, Patrick Rieger (DC Super Hero Girls, The Stinky & Dirty Show, Niko and the Sword of Light, Thunderbirds Are Go, Unikitty!, Stillwater) shares how important his writing group was for his journey, the dangers of comparison, and how writing careers are really about all the "small breaks" instead of one big one. Then -- as one of the co-chairs of the Writers' Craft Committee -- he answers my (many) questions about The Animation Guild.
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Ep 4 - TV is a Team Sport with Elise Alle‪n
February 25, 2021
Episode 4 guest Elise Allen is an author (Gabby Duran, Twinchantment) and TV Writer/Story Editor/Showrunner (Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Dinosaur Train, The Lion Guard, Abby Hatcher, Rainbow Rangers). She shares her tales of moving to LA, working as an assistant, writing for Furbies (yes THE Furby), and more... then answers questions about how to be a good team player in the writers' room and beyond.
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Ep 3 - Staying Passionate with Kevin Hopps
February 11, 2021
In this episode, writer and story editor Kevin Hopps (One Day at a Time, Animaniacs, Darkwing Duck, Star Wars Rebels, Young Justice, The Lion Guard, etc...) shares his journey to writing for animation -- including his time as Norman Lear's driver and a stint as a car salesman -- and then provides guidance for staying passionate about the work.
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Ep 2 - Networking with Aydrea Walden
January 28, 2021
Aydrea Walden (Disney, Nickelodeon, Amazon, Mattel) walks us through her journey from journalism to animation, then eases fears about networking by offering some great tips & hacks... Plus, she shares a few horror stories to make us all feel better.
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Ep 1 - Script Process with Nicole Dubuc
January 14, 2021
In the first official episode of the podcast, Kendall is joined by Nicole Dubuc (Kim Possible, Transformers: Rescue Bots, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Star Wars Rebels, The Rocketeer) to talk about her script process. They discuss the importance of outlines, why it's sometimes best to step away and let an idea slow cook, and how to know when a script is finished.
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Ep 0 - TV Animation Writing 101
January 14, 2021
In this "prologue" to the podcast, writers Isabel Galupo and Dan Salgarolo join Kendall to answer some of the most common questions we get about writing for TV animation. If you're brand new to animation writing or just starting out on your journey, this episode is for you!
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December 30, 2020
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