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CEO Brad Grey Departing Paramount Pictures

Brad Grey is stepping down from his role as Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, but will remain for a time to support a transition to new leadership. Viacom President & CEO ... Continue Reading →
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Farshid Almassizadeh Named SPYR Chief Strategic Advisor

SPYR, Inc. — a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in the mobile game and app development/publishing industry (as well as restaurants) has hired on Farshid Almassizadeh ... Continue Reading →
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Will Mahmood Named Head of Strategy at DHX’s WildBrain

Leading online kids’ network and AVOD expert WildBrain has appointed senior executive Will Mahmood to the newly created position of Head of Strategy. Mahmood will focus on helping ... Continue Reading →
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Floyd Norman & Leo Sullivan to Lead New Punch Animation

Punch TV Studios is expanding its media endeavors by unveiling its latest division: Punch Animation, Inc. The studio will focus on developing animated series and movies for syndication ... Continue Reading →
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Up to 10% of Jobs May Be Cut at Restructuring Rovio Animation

Rovio Entertainment, creator of the hit Angry Birds mobile game, entertainment and licensing franchise, may eliminate up to 35 jobs or nearly 10% of total employees as it restructures ... Continue Reading →
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‘Miffy’ Creator Dick Bruna Dies Age 89

Dick Bruna, the Dutch children’s author and artist who created the internationally popular character Miffy the bunny, died Thursday, February 16 in his hometown of Utrecht, The Netherlands. ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Names Three New Senior Management Execs

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is bolstering its senior management team with the appointment of three licensing and entertainment veterans. Joining the kids’ production-distribution ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Hibon Joins Luma as Head Creative Director

Award-winning artist and animation director Ben Hibon has been hired on as Head Creative Director of visual effects house Luma Pictures as the studio prepares to dive into original ... Continue Reading →
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Sarah Cox Appointed Executive Creative Director of Aardman

Bristol-based studio Aardman Animations has hired on industry veteran Sarah Cox as Executive Creative Director, co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton announced. In her new role, ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Announces 2017 Board, Record Memberships

Women in Animation (WIA) announces new developments for the new year, with 2017 bringing the organization a fresh Executive Committee and board, as well as a new record for membership ... Continue Reading →