Animation,Talks/Events

Animex Festival 2011

Last week I had a great time – as ever – at the Animex Festival. From humble beginnings 11 years ago the event has grown to cover two locations in the North East of England, (Middlesbrough and Newcastle), and includes talks on film, TV, game animation, workshops, screenings and parties. Its a chance to catch …

Talks/Events,Writing

Jesting About launch

Monday night saw me crammed into the Live Theatre in Newcastle for the launch of Jesting About, a new BBC initiative to find new comedy talent in the North East. The event was supported by no less than Bob Mortimer, and several key producers and commissioners from the Beeb. It sounds like a really interesting …

Events/News

Enterprising Hartlepool

When I first set up my animation studio, Qurios Entertainment, back in 2002, I had a lot of help and support from the enterprise team from Hartlepool Council and from Business Link (one of the region’s business support agencies). They were both very proactive and supportive, especially Mick Emerson and Andrea Miles (then working for …