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Producing Animation by Zahra Dowlatabadi, Catherine Winder

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Buying and Selling Projects

Sources for Ideas

This is where the adventure begins: identifying a concept. As a producer, you can search for materials in a wide variety of locations. Potential story ideas can be found in comic books, graphic novels, classic tales in the public domain, toys, children’s books, songs, as well as original characters and concepts. There are no set rules as to when or where a great idea can be found. The key is the ability to recognize one and know how to sell it to the appropriate buyer.

Comic books, comic strips, and graphic novels are among the easiest types of material to adapt for animation. With an established visual style, fully developed characters, and a storyline, the producer has almost all the main ingredients ...

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