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Nickelodeon Opens Doors to New Animators

Are you an animator and looking for a chance to work with a major studio? Well Nickelodeon is once again opening its doors for new talent at this year’s San Diego Comic Con!

Starting in 2012, Nickelodeon has come to the convention in order to give creative people an opportunity to take part in their animated shorts program by pitching new ideas. Once they’re chosen, they will get to work with the animation department on developing an 11 minute short. With any luck, some of the shorts will lead to bigger and better things for their creators.

Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s president for content development and production, had this to say about the talent search:

“Performance art, costumes, story boards, video, a sketch on a napkin — we’ll look at it all,” “We’re not looking for these shorts in and of themselves to become shows,” he added. “That’s too much pressure. What we’re looking for is raw talent.”

After creators have registered beforehand, they will meet be up with officials to pitch their ideas. More details will be reported when released.

Would you like to work for Nickelodeon and if so, what ideas would you bring to the table? Let us know in the comments.
Sources: New York Times

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William Wright
William Wright
Born in 1990. At the age of 17, he decided wanted to make movies and other pieces of entertainment. In 2013, he graduated from Shenandoah University with a 4 year degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Theater. Later that year, he enrolled into the The Factory Digital Film Program at The Douglas Education Center and graduated in September 2014. He hopes to one day become a writer, director, producer and occasional actor in various projects.

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