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DreamWorks Layoffs Hit Glendale with 170 to Go

Post-acquisition DreamWorks Animation has announced another round of layoffs, with 170 employees at its Glendale campus to be let go in January, San Fernando Valley Business Journal ... Continue Reading →
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Sketch Blue Founder Michelle Esrig Joins WBTV Boca Board

Michelle Esrig, President and Founder of motion graphics and animation house Sketch Blue Studio in Delray Beach, Florida, has been tapped to sit on the Board of Advisors for Boca Raton ... Continue Reading →
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Suzanne Wilson Appointed VP Family at Breakthrough Ent.

Leading Canadian producer-distributor Breakthrough Entertainment announces the latest addition to its executive team, with the appointment of Suzanne Wilson as Vice President, Family ... Continue Reading →
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Laurent Guérin, Frank Falcone Join YMA Board

The Youth Media Alliance in Montreal announces the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Laurent Guérin, Vice President, Chief Content and Digital Officer for Groupe ... Continue Reading →
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Erick Rouillé Named France Manager, Int’l TV Sales Director at Planeta Junior

Planeta Junior announces that Erick Rouillé has joined the Barcelona-based company as Country Manager for France and International TV Sales Director. Rouillé will report to International ... Continue Reading →
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AEA Backs SAG-AFTRA Game Strike

The Actors’ Equity Association announced Friday that it is united with SAG-AFTRA in its picketing of video game studios, and has called on AEA members to not accept voiceover ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso Receiving VES Visionary Award

The Visual Effects Society has named acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production, Victoria Alonso as the next recipient of its Visionary Award. ... Continue Reading →
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Jason MacLeod Steps Up as Business Rep for Animation Guild

Members of the Animation Guild have determined that Jason MacLeod, a lighting artist with Disney Animation, will replace Steve Hulett as the group’s business representative. Hulett ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki May Exit Partial Retirement for First CG Feature

Fans sort of assumed it was only a matter of time before irrepressible creative guru Hayao Miyazaki canceled his (sixth) retirement, announced in all seriousness in 2013 when he was ... Continue Reading →
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View from the Top

With so many features defining a diverse year for the industry, directors of some of the top films of 2016 weigh in on the process and the state of animation.  With 2016’s chapter ... Continue Reading →
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