Guest Announcement Craig Miller

Craig Miller worked as a consultant on publicity, marketing, and licensing for Lucasfilm Warner Bros., Universal, Disney, Columbia, Henson Associates, and others. His work included the films Star WarsThe Empire Strikes BackExcaliburSuperman IIAltered StatesThe Dark CrystalThe Wicker ManThe Muppets Take Manhattan, and many more.

Miller has been quoted in Entertainment Weekly Magazine about early market research for Star Wars.His work for Lucasfilm at that time included creating fan “buzz” for the series in the absence of social media.

His background in animation includes The SmurfsBeast Wars and The Real Ghostbusters. His 104 episode TV series Pocket Dragon Adventures was a finalist for the Humanitas Prize. Miller served as writer for 3 years on PBS’ Emmy-winning animated series Curious George. For CCTV, the official Chinese television network, he co-developed and wrote episodes of the animated series Flute Master.

Miller is a regular speaker on writing for both animation and games. He has been featured at the Annecy Animation Festival in France. He spoke at the Cartoons on the Bay event in Italy in 2004. and was a panelist at Comic Con in San Diego. He also spoke at the International Conference on Television Animation in Italy, and the Interactive Entertainment Festival in Scotland, as well as the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), KidScreen Summit, the Writers Guild of America, the World Animation Celebration, Anime L.A., Animation Expo, and the World Science Fiction Convention.

He is a member of the Writers Guild of America (for which he chairs the Animation Writers Caucus),the Writers Guild of Canada, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (where he has been an Emmy Judge for several years). He serves on the Steering Committee for Women In Animation – Los Angeles and has been a judge for the Annie Awards.

Television credits

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