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UK Animation and Developing Animated Stories ft. James Hamilton (The Amazing World of Gumball) (PT174)

Alex and Nick invite James Hamilton, writer on The Amazing World of Gumball, UniKitty!, and head-writer on an unannounced animated show for Netflix, to discuss working in UK animation, developing stories around someone else’s visuals, and being head-writer on a series.

How do you get freelance animation writing work while living overseas? Why did performing live sketch comedy help break in to TV writing? What are the differences between the industry in the UK and US? How does a head writer build their team and foster a creative environment in the room? What are some tips on developing and pitching your own original projects?

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UK animation and developing animated stories with James Hamilton (00:34)
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