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Stu Connolly – Idea to Pitch

From Idea to Pitch with Stu Connolly

April 2016

Developing your animation concept into a pitchable product
Featuring Stu Connolly from Sticky Pictures

We all have ideas, but the challenge lies in developing those ideas. Character development, artwork, scripts and even a pilot can all be part of a good pitch. Stu Connolly and Michael Drake will be running through his exploits in this field and offering real advice to fellow creators.

26th April 2016

Stu will be joined by Sticky’s Development Executive Michael Drake

Stu is an award-winning animation writer, editor and producer.
First starting as a music journalist, Stu moved into freelance animation writing in 1999, scripting and developing animated series for Australian studios while co-creating and writing pilots for Cartoon Network Europe, Disney and Nickelodeon Australia.

Stu is a founding partner of Sydney production company Sticky Pictures, named Children’s TV Producer of the Year by the Screen Producers Association of Australia (2011). He’s actively involved in developing Sticky’s projects from a scripting perspective as well as story editing and producing. Stu co-created CJ the DJ and is co-creator/writer/producer and director (3rd season) of award winning The Dukes of Bröxstônia (SPAA Best Children’s Production 2013).

Michael spearheads the development of all original and co-production content. He also plays a role in leading writer sessions and in the story-editing of Sticky Pictures’ kids and comedy productions.

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And here’s the audio of the event

Sticky Pictures Story Development Audio

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