Joe Letteri

Joe Letteri Named 2018 VES George Melies Award Recipient

Following the announcement of its first Hall of Fame inductees, the Visual Effects Society has named Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri as the next recipient of the VES Georges ... Continue Reading →
Eric Beckman

10 Questions for Eric Beckman, Co-Founder & President of GKIDS

It has been a whirlwind year for Eric Beckman and his team at indie distribution co. GKIDS. Not only does he have numerous hot titles on his plate for this year’s competitive ... Continue Reading →
Bill Damaschke

Damaschke to Lead Animation Division at Skydance

Bill Damaschke, the former CCO of DreamWorks Animation, has been tapped to head the Animation and Family division at Skydance Media. The animation veteran, who spent over 20 years at ... Continue Reading →
Georges Méliès Award

VES Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees

Marking its milestone 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society has announced the inaugural VES Hall of Fame, and the industry luminaries set for the first round of inductions. The ... Continue Reading →
Butch Hartman

‘Fairly OddParents’ Creator Butch Hartman Boards pocket.watch

Cross-platform children’s media brand pocket.watch has partnered with famed cartoon creator Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Bunsen Is a Beast) ... Continue Reading →
Peter Lepeniotis

Tangent Animation Teams with Peter Lepeniotis for 3-Picture Deal

Canada-based Tangent Animation has signed an exclusive deal with Peter Lepeniotis to write and develop three new animated feature films. Lepeniotis is best known for writing and directing ... Continue Reading →
Zoë Bamsey

UK based Factory Recruits Zoë Bamsey as Chief Content Officer

Factory, a BAFTA-winning animation studio based in the UK, has announced the appointment of Zoë Bamsey from Coolabi Group as the company’s Chief Content Officer. This position ... Continue Reading →
Frank Ternier

10 Questions for Frank Ternier

Filmmaker, graphic artist and animator Frank Ternier first made a splash with his animated short 8 Bullets in 2014. His new short, Riot, about the murder of a young black man, made ... Continue Reading →
Abhijay Prakash

Abhijay Prakash Named New DreamWorks Animation COO

DreamWorks Feature Animation has named Focus Features COO and Universal Pictures veteran Abhijay Prakash as Chief Operating Officer.  In this role, he will be responsible for the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
Joachim Ronning

Disney Courts Director Joachim Ronning for ‘Maleficent 2’

Norwegian writer/director Joachim Rønning is about to become a very busy man now that he’s established in Hollywood. And it’s good news for those in the mood for more live-action ... Continue Reading →