Scriptwriters Network @ Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con – Los Angeles Convention Center

SWN Special Event




Exciting News…

Scriptwriters Network will be attending

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con

October 28-30, 2016 

at the Los Angeles Convention Center


We hope you will be able to attend this event.

You can find out more information on

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con

by clicking here.


Please stop by and visit us at our booth # 1635.


Please plan on attending our two panels listed below:


October 28th-30th, 2016:

Scriptwriters Network’s Panel information ~ Two Panels

Panel # 1:

  • Panel date:  Saturday, October 29th
  • Time:  4:00 PM to 4:50 PM
  • Location:  Room 303 A
  • Topic:  Screenwriting for Animation
  • Panelists: Brandon M. Easton, Craig Miller, Joelle Sellner, Bill Freiberger & Scott Russell  – see info on each below
  • Moderator: Scott Russell

brandonBrandon M. Easton is a professional writer based in Los Angeles, CA. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Brandon was a U.S. History and Economics teacher in NYC for 6 years before moving to the west coast in 2008. Brandon has written for the 2011 ThunderCats reboot from WB Animation and Transformers: Rescue Bots from Hasbro. Easton won the 2012 Glyph Award for his Shadowlaw series and multiple 2014 Glyph Awards for the Watson and Holmes comic series and a 2014 Eisner Award nomination. The Watson and Holmes story was notable for covering issues of human sex trafficking and transgender abuse in NYC. He is also the producer, director and writer of Brave New Souls documentary that explored the aspirations, inspirations and obstacles faced by African-American speculative fiction creators in the 21st century.

In 2015, Brandon was selected as one of the eight winners of the 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program which led to his new position as a Staff Writer for season two of Marvel’s Agent Carter. In 2016, Brandon was nominated for the 2nd annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics for his acclaimed graphic novel Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven which was recently optioned for a big-screen biopic. He also volunteers at JPL/NASA as a Solar System Ambassador to increase astronomy education in under-served communities. In May, IDW Publishing announced Brandon as the writer for the M.A.S.K. reboot comic book series for release in Fall 2016 and in July 2016, Easton was announced as the writer for the VAMPIRE HUNTER D comic book series.

Craig MillerCraig Milleris a well-known and respected writer/developer/producer with over 200 credits.  He has worked in live-action and animation, written scripts, developed series, pitched to studios and networks, produced, cast, approved storyboards, character designs, and animation – the entire gamut of what goes into creating, selling, and producing a TV series.

Miller has worked as an executive and consultant in publicity, marketing, and licensing for Lucasfilm, Warner Bros., Universal, Disney, Columbia, Henson Associates, and others.  His work included the films Star Wars,The Empire Strikes Back, Excalibur, Superman II, Altered States, The Dark Crystal, The Wicker Man, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Splash, My Science Project, Real Genius and many more.

But for most of his career, Miller has been writing, developing, and producing for television, films, and games.  He has worked directly with George Lucas and Jim Henson on projects including a syndicated magic special and Sesame Street.  The majority of Miller’s work has been for the children’s, tween, and teen/young adult market, including 104 episode TV seriesPocket Dragon Adventures on the BBC and in over 125 countries around the world.  He’s also written on action-adventure projects G.I. Joe and Beast Wars as well as comedy-adventure series The Real Ghostbusters and The Smurfs.  He spent three years writing the multiple-Emmy-winning Curious George for PBS.  His most recent work includes developing and writing for: Resistance, a live-action science fiction adventure series; Fortune Teller, a live-action fantasy adventure that’s a mixture of Vampire Diaries and Game of Thrones;Playtime Buddies, an animated pre-school series; Basketeers, an animated sports-themed adventure series; Grandpa’s Robot, a new series for Latin America; Cheddar Man & the Mysteries of Food, an animated educational series developed for a food channel; Wingin’ It, an animated comedy-music series based on a country singer’s children’s book; two series –Majid and Karamella – created and produced for airing in the Middle East, and Pet Parade, a series for the web.

joelle-sellnerJoelle Sellner began her career as an advertising copywriter, writing award-winning print, radio and television ads for clients such as Lexus, In-N-Out Burger, and Kleenex. Her writing for animated shows includes Sonic Boom, Ben 10: Omniverse, Teen Titans, Shin Chan, and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Her animated web series work includes Mattel’s Monster High, Fifi: Cat Therapist for Dreamworks TV and the upcoming Super Slackers, which she created. Joelle has also worked on comics for DC, Marvel, Dynamite and IDW, as well as Lion Forge/Roar Comics (including reboots of NBC classic shows Saved By the Bell and Punky Brewster). In addition, she has written several live action made-for-cable romantic comedies which have aired on the Lifetime Movie Network.

rsz_bill-freibergerBill Freiberger – a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Bill has written, produced and directed for television for the past thirty years.  A former stand-up comedian, Bill directed animation for the Emmy Award winning Pee-wee’s Playhouse.  He has written for such diverse comedies as “The Howard Stern Show”; “Get A Life”; “The PJs” (for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award); “Two Guys, A Girl, And A Pizza Place”; “The Simpsons” (for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award); “Greg The Bunny”; and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” He’s been an Executive Producer and/or Showrunner for “Manhattan, AZ”; “3 South”; “Drawn Together”; “Warren The Ape”; and currently “Sonic Boom” for Cartoon Network.  Bill has taught television writing at Chapman University and lectured at colleges and universities around the country.  He is also a frustrated actor and often casts himself in his projects because no one else will.

Scott RussellScott Russell — during his eight years as Creative Director for Fox Kids Network, and twelve years owning his own media company, Scott Russell has worked as a film director, producer, photographer, designer, art director, creative director, editor, and writer, with clients including Warner Brothers, Disney Imagineering, Buena Vista Home Video, Saban, The History Channel, Warner Interactive, Sony Pictures and many others. Scott has mentored with Group 101 Films, and the California Museum of Photography. He has written for film and television, produced over fifty short films, and his first feature film Exquisite Corpse is currently being distributed through VMI Worldwide. He lives in a mostly-empty nest in greater, greater Los Angeles. Scott has taught Film, Writing, and Media Arts classes for eleven years, including courses in photography, motion graphics, video production, digital imaging, game design and screenwriting. His award-winning films have been screened in festivals worldwide, and seen on national network television.


Panel # 2:

  • Panel date:  Saturday, October 29th
  • Time:  5:30 PM to 6:20 PM
  • Location:  Room 301 A
  • Topic:  TV Toons: From Script To Screen
  • Panelists: Xavier Manuel, Larry Houston, Jen Metcalfe, MJ Lallo and Jack Enyart – see info on each below
  • Moderator: Jack Enyart 


Xavier Manuel,Francesc Xavier Manuel Ruiz – let’s stick with Xavier for everyone’s sake – comes from a little foggy town in Catalonia, north-east Spain. Among his many passions, writing and cartoons were the deepest ones! During his senior year of Communication Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), Xavier interned for the late-night show “Buenafuente” and worked as a junior screenwriter for the political/satirical sketch-show “Polònia”.

After graduating in 2010, Xavier joined the videogame industry for three years at Social Point studio, and joined the staff of Animac Film Festival – the longest running animation festival in Spain – as a volunteer. Shortly, he was promoted to assistant manager, film curator, and animation journalist. In his spare time, he started writing and developing animation projects; first on his own, then with the support of VANAS and veteran animation screenwriter Jack Enyart.

Since Xavier wanted to be in the thick of it, he decided to take a leap into the heart of the animation industry: California. Last 2014 he moved from Barcelona to Los Angeles thanks to a full scholarship awarded by “la Caixa” Foundation in Spain. Once settled in the US, Xavier took an MFA in Screenwriting at Chapman University and last Fall 2015 he joined Nickelodeon Animation Studio as a development intern.

After graduating last May, Xavier works now at Titmouse, Inc. as a writing coordinator for the pre-school cartoon “Goldie and Bear” (Disney Jr.), while he curates events and screenings at The Cinefamily and its animated spear Animation Breakdown. In the meantime, he still keeps a strong relationship with his homeland and his folks, developing more cartoon projects and working as a writer for the Barcelona-based indie game studio Alike Studio and its sleeper iOS hit “Love You to Bits”.

larry-houstonLarry Houston is an Emmy nominated professional and Golden Reel Award Winner with over thirty years experience, Larry has contributed to the success of many exciting animated television series, working in the capacity as its Director and/or Producer/Director; Fox-TV’s The X-MEN, Hanna Barbera’s New Adventure of JONNY QUEST, New World Pictures’ The FANTASTIC FOUR: Season 2, MGM’s ROBOCOP: ALPHA COMMANDO, THE KARATE KID, CAPTAIN PLANET, CBS’ The CARE BEARS TV series(3) CARE BEAR Direct-to-Video Movies.  A more complete history can be found at:

Larry has written TV scripts and directed episodes for the G.I. JOE animated series and was a key Director on the GI JOE Feature and created/directed the phenomenal GI JOE Movie Opening Titles.  Stan Lee, the co-creator of SPIDER-MAN, asked him to join his new Internet company, Stan Lee Media, as the Creative Director of his Internet animated original properties: The 7th Portal, The Accuser, and The Drifter.

To date, the greatest achievement of Larry’s career has been being as the Producer/Director of the phenomenally successful animated 90s series, THE X-MEN.  It was Fox TV’s number one rated animated show for five years, along with BATMAN, both second only to the phenomenal Saban hit, the Power Rangers.  Bryan Singer, Marvel’s live-action X-MEN Movie Director, has attributed, in his director’s commentary and interviews, the animated series as the basis upon which he built the live-action movie franchise. The successful run of the animated TV series and the subsequent live-action movies laid the foundation for Marvel Studios to become the multi-billion dollar AVENGERS powerhouse it is today. As a Storyboard Director, he has worked on numerous projects.

jen-metcalfeJen Metcalfe is a recent recruit to the animation world. Hailing from New Zealand’s film industry, she has worked on Sir Peter Jackson’s Academy Award Winning “The Hobbit” trilogy and the Grammy Winning “Flight of the Conchords” mockumentary, “What We Do in the Shadows”.

Now Stateside, she’s worked for Industrial Light and Magic and Warner Brothers whilst she embraces the transition from (totally real) deadly dragons and dwarves to whacky animated wabbits. Her animation credits include “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip” and the upcoming “Green Eggs and Ham” Dr Seuss adaptation for Netflix.  She has also spent time as an award-winning costumer, celebrating cosplay at New Zealand’s Comic Con and being invited to similar events in Japan. Her work has been published by Kotobukiya and featured in “Otacool: Worldwide Cosplayers”.

In her spare time, Jen likes to make your day brighter with whimsical doodles. Her latest project is an upcoming Children’s Book that goes inside Amy’s mind and looks at befriending the inner self-doubt monsters that live there. Both Amy and Jen believe that with a little creativity, whimsy and magic, anyone can defeat their inner fears to get to where they’d like to be in their career and life – but what better career than animation?”

mj-lalloMJ Lallo
established Mj Productions in 1983 in San Francisco.  She expanded into Voice Over in 1991 and moved to LA in 1998, eventually opening her own recording facility and Voice Over school in Burbank CA. MJ has 24 years of experience in audio, music production and voice over for the advertising, entertainment and corporate market as well as voice development for private and group coaching for business clients presentations. MJ Lallo has done voice looping for feature films and her unique vocalizing with digital processors won her three Addy Awards and 10 Popular Panel Award from ASACP.

Her Vocalese album is “Voices from the Night Sky”.  She has done VO for: Disney, Miramax,Universal Pictures, Fox Kids, Didgimon, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, GNC, Intel, Harcout Brace, The Vaticanyada yada! She has produced Video “Marketing Yourself In Voice Over”  Contributed audio tracks for several editions of James Alburger’s books “The Art of Voice Acting“, and Focal Press Released  “Voice Over for Animation” by Jean Ann Wright & M J Lallo. MJ did the accompanying 12 track CD. This winter she will release a new 40 minute video, Animation Audition Techniques Unleashed ! Mj Productions, your “One Stop Shop” We are a “one-stop shop” and we work with you from concept development through the final production of a broadcast quality master VO for animation, commercials, and corp clients. A state-of-the-art production facility and top notch talent pool assure you of rapid, high quality results at a competitive price.

Jack EnhartJack Enyart has been a developer and writer of animation and comic books for thirty years. He has done voiceovers, story editing and art direction as well. In recent years he has been a “consultoont” to major and independent studios, as well as numerous private clients. He teaches scriptwriting and development at colleges; and is also a fine art portraitist, exhibiting his work and sketching at exclusive events in the Los Angeles area.





Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con:

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 –

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Event Times:

  • Friday, October 28th:
    5:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 29th:
    9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 30th:
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 We look forward to seeing you there!

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