Writing for Animation

Taught by DreamWorks and Paramount Animation Writer  

Billy Frolick

 Wednesdays - 6 weeks

Sept 30, Oct 7, 14,21, 28, Nov 4

6-8:30PM PST


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Taught by Prestigious Animation Writer From Dreamworks, Nick Jr. And so many more... Billy Frolick!  Wednesdays - 6 weeks Sept 30, Oct 7, 14,21, 28, Nov 4 6-8:30PM PST VI...
Writing for Animation
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Wednesdays - 6 weeks
Sept 30, Oct 7, 14,21, 28, Nov 4
6:00PM -8:30PM PST
Class Size: Limited to 15 students


At the completion of this course, students will:


  • Recognize the practical elements that contribute to effective animation writing

  • Have written an 11- or 22-minute animated television script, OR short stand-alone film script 

  • Learn how to take your idea to script! 

  • Develop skills in how to write openings, pitches, starter documents and treatments

  • Get inside knowledge of studio animation "rules"

  • Learn how to develop fully fleshed out characters that take the audience on a journey that they can't wait to see!

  • Develop subplots, supporting characters, and full story arcs

  • Learn how to break down the act structure, and how to transition from scene to scene

  • Work with Billy in clarifying the beats, tone, and core audience of your film

  • Give live virtual presentations throughout the 6 weeks to your class, honing in your story ideas, pitches and overall script. 


  • Work on step-by-step assignments each week, developing your story from start to finish

  • Complete the first draft of your TV pilot, episode, or animated short film for critical feedback


More about Billy...

Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Frolick graduated from NYU film school. He has served as the pseudonymous author of several book-length parodies, including The Philistine Prophecy, Dumpisms, and The Ditches of Edison County, a national bestseller which was translated into Japanese and Italian. 


For DreamWorks Animation, Frolick has written the feature screenplays Holy Cow (with Chicken Run writer Karey Kirkpatrick) and Madagascar (with directors Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath, and Mark Burton, co-writer of Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit). Madagascar stars the voice talents of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith, and grossed over a half a billion dollars worldwide during its 2005 theatrical release. Frolick's recent credits include Monster Island from Ánima Estudios in 2017, The Big Trip in 2019, and the upcoming film adaptation of Nick Jr.'s animated series, PAW Patrol.


Frolick's directing debut, It is What it Is, a full-length feature from his original screenplay, stars Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie's) and featured Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day) and Joshua Malina (The West Wing). It is What it Is screened at several global festivals, including the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Picture, as well as prizes for Best Screenplay and Best Directorial Debut.  

To read more about Billy... click here: https://www.billyfrolick.com
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SEE OUR FAQ PAGE for class policies, etc.


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