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Author: Marlene Sharp

Marlene Sharp is a creative and business-savvy entertainment multi-hyphenate who originally hails from New Orleans but is now a Valley girl. Marlene recently served as Director, Production at LEVEL-5 abby, home of YO-KAI WATCH and other video game-based franchises. Formerly, as Producer, TV Series, at Sega of America, Marlene worked on much more than the Teen Choice Award-nominated cartoon SONIC BOOM. For example, her Hedgehog duties took her to the heights of nerd-dom as an official San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panelist. Her original sitcom pilot script BORN IN LA: DOLLS AND ALL won 2019 Best Screenplay at Oscar- and BAFTA-qualifying LA Shorts International Film Festival. This honor is particularly sweet validation after her years as ghost writer and uncredited project-puncher-upper for various employers worldwide. For chuckles, please visit www.pinkpoodleproductions.com.

A decree from the countess of cartoon storytelling: a book review of Animating Short Stories by Cheryl Briggs

Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after. The reason for such everlasting bliss is that they – ambitious, upstart animation pros – have devoured Cheryl Briggs’ newest publication entitled Animating Short Stories: Narrative Techniques and Visual Design (Bloomsbury Academic).

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