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People on the Move: Hires, Promotions & Departures

+ Glasgow-based Axis CG studio — which provides animation for video game, film and TV projects like its VES Award-nominated Halo 5: Guardians cinematic — has appointed Jon ... Continue Reading →
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Elie Dekel Tapped to Guide ‘MST3K’ Licensing Worldwide

Satellite of Love LLC — in partnership with Shout! Factory and series creator Joel Hodgson — has hired on former Saban Brands president Elie Dekel as strategic brand advisor ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Katzenberg Receives First Annecy Golden Ticket

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art and industry of animation, the organizers of the Annecy Film Festival presented DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Continue Reading →
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Jeremy Whitham Named Dev Director at Shout!

Shout! Factory has appointed industry vet Jeremy Whitham as Development Director, a newly created role that expands Shout!’s development and production team. The announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Content Prez Russell Hicks Exits

Russell Hicks has stepped down as President, Content Development and Production for the Nickelodeon Group, Deadline reports. Hicks had been at Nickelodeon for 18 years and apparently ... Continue Reading →
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Lindsay Watson Tapped as Head of Animation for Kindle Ent.

BAFTA-winning British production company Kindle Entertainment has hired on animation producer and consultant Lindsay Watson as Head of Animation. She will be jumping into development ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutierrez Named in LA Times AMPAS Diversity Nominees

The Los Angeles Times has released a multimedia report listing 100 people making a difference in increasing diversity in Hollywood, submitting the names to the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Eames Named Global Director of Animation for Framestore

Framestore has appointed internationally renowned animator Michael Eames as Global Director of Animation (Film). Eames will be based in London and will oversee Framestore’s diverse ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supe & Producer James Tichenor Joins FuseFX

FuseFX has hired Emmy-nominated VFX Supervisor and Producer James Tichenor onto its Vancouver studio team. The Canadian native will produce and supervise visual effects for television, ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Animator Makiko Futaki Dies Age 57

Makiko Futaki, a long time Japanese feature animator whose most recent work was on Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There, died May 13 of an “unspecified illness,” ... Continue Reading →