Craig Miller (writer)

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Craig Miller
BornCraig Franklin Miller
(1954-01-23) January 23, 1954 (age 65)
Los Angeles, California, US
OccupationWriter/producer
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
EducationChild Development, Social Psychology
Alma materSanta Monica College, University of California, Los Angeles
GenreAnimation, Science Fiction
Notable worksPocket Dragon Adventures
SpouseGenevieve "Genny" Dazzo

Craig Miller (born January 23, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is an American writer/producer with over 200 film and television credits. He works in live-action, animation, and character designs.

Career[edit]

Miller worked as a consultant on publicity, marketing, and licensing for Lucasfilm,[1][2][3] Warner Bros., Universal, Disney, Columbia, Henson Associates, and others. His work included the films Star Wars,[4] The Empire Strikes Back, Excalibur, Superman II, Altered States, The Dark Crystal, The Wicker Man, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and many more.

Miller has been quoted in Entertainment Weekly Magazine about early market research for Star Wars.[5] His work for Lucasfilm at that time included creating fan "buzz" for the series in the absence of social media.[6]

His background in animation includes The Smurfs, Beast 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.[7] 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.[8] and was a panelist at Comic Con in San Diego.[9] 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),[10][11] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner Dozois; Lester Del Rey. Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year. Dutton. p. ix.
  2. ^ Bjo Trimble (February 1983). On the good ship Enterprise: my 15 years with Star Trek. Donning. p. 215. ISBN 978-0-89865-253-6.
  3. ^ "‘Star Wars’: Boba Fett’s Original Role in ‘Return of the Jedi’ Revealed". Collider, by Nick Romano May 4, 2016
  4. ^ "The Sciency-Science Fiction That We Grew Up With” – Chroma". Bleeding Cool, September 12, 2015 by Rich Johnston
  5. ^ Jensen, Jeff. "'Star Wars': Comic-Con '76 pics! Thirty-five years ago Lucasfilm brought a little movie to a geekfest". EW Magazine.
  6. ^ "Boba Fett was originally supposed to be the main villain in Return of the Jedi". Consequences of Sound, Collin Brennan on May 04, 2016,
  7. ^ "Animation As A Story Editor Or Head Writer". Bleeding Cool, July 11, 2015 by Michele Brittany
  8. ^ "Cartoons on the Bay 2004 Report". Animation World, Harvey Deneroff | May 17, 2004
  9. ^ "21 San Diego Comic-Con Panels For You To Listen To… and The Eisners!". Bleeding Cool, July 27, 2016 by Rich Johnston
  10. ^ "Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Dies At 59". Den of Geek
  11. ^ "Guild backs TV toon scribes". Variety, Anne Bergman. February 25, 2001

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