‘Animex is a truly informative, inspiring and important event.
‘Returning to Animex, I am reminded of the delegates' faces as they meet leaders in the field they are studying and trying so dearly to break into. As a writer, I offer my honest opinions and notes to my fellow writers – be they professionals or up-and-comers.
‘Mentoring and teaching is an important task. If we have been fortunate, we have all had one or two people who left a mark on us during our training. I was lucky enough to have a few, and I feel happy to offer the same.
‘Animex draws a wonderful group of students and young professionals and is truly a unique and first rate experience; I am thrilled to be coming back and teaching a little bit about writing for animation.’
Festival Director, Chris Williams said: ‘I'm delighted to confirm Eric as our first speaker for Animex 2011. After his previous visit I spoke to some of the people who attended his workshop, they were greatly inspired by the insights into the craft of writing for animation he gave them.’
Eric delivers a workshop for aspiring writers on Wednesday 9 February and speaks about his work at Animex Talk on Thursday 10 February 2011.