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Spanish youth programming production and distribution house Imira Entertainment has appointed Elena Mera Dios as its new sales manager for EMEA, North America and Asian markets. Her primary responsibility will be furthering relationships with these territories. Dios is a seasoned industry player in the region, having previously held positions at Treeline [...]
Brenda Chapman, the Oscar-winning writer and director of Brave has responded to Disney’s recent makeover of the film’s lead character Princess Merida. In conjunction with adding Merida to the Disney Princess line, Disney gave Merida a “more adult” look, dropping her bow-and-arrow and putting her in the type of glitzy [...]
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today the addition of three world-class animation artists to its creative team. Erik-Jan de Boer, this year’s Oscar recipient for his work on Life of Pi, joins Method’s Vancouver office as Animation Supervisor. Joining him in Vancouver is Creature Supervisor James [...]
Visual effects icon Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion creations brought many monsters alive in movies such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, died on Tuesday morning (May 7) at age 92. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he lived in the U.K. for several decades with his wife [...]
Southern California studio Shade VFX has announced the company has relocated to a new facility at Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station, doubling the available space for the growing effects house. The new studio at the region’s largest art gallery and cultural center complex includes stage space that can accommodate green-screen shoots [...]
Veteran animated features exec Tito Ortiz (Ice Age, Despicable Me) is returning to Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment after being absent for two years pursuing his music career, Variety reports. Ortiz will now serve as vice president of development for the CG animation studio, which will be delivering Despicable Me 2 [...]
Thom Chapman, former VP of Business Development and Sales at Toonbox Entertainment, is DHX Media’s new territory manager. Reporting to DHX Media’s SVP Distribution Josh Scherba, Chapman will be responsible for sales to English-speaking Canada and the Asia Pacific territories. He will focus on the expansion of DHX Media’s properties [...]
French studio Marathon Media has hired American animation veteran Eryk Casemiro as its Chief Creative Officer, Kids. Casemiro who recently relocated to Paris, reports directly to Vincent Chalvon-Demersay and David Michel, CEO and Managing Director of Marathon. He will oversee the creative aspects of all current kids productions and will [...]
Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president of content development, is leaving the cabler. Nickelodeon Group president Cyma Zarghami announced her departure in a company-wide email on Monday, according to Deadline.com. The 24-year veteran of the kids cable network oversaw the development of animated series such as The Penguins of Madagascar and Fanboy [...]
Kick Buttowksi‘s dad is the new head of content and creative at Fandango. The movie site has hired Sandro Corsaro, the creator of Disney XD’s animated series Kick Buttowksi: Suburban Devil as its new VP of content and creative. As the company’s new chief creative executive, Corsaro will provide strategic and [...]