Athena Georgaklis

Athena Georgaklis Named Director of Content for TELETOON

Corus Entertainment has appointed Athena Georgaklis as Director of Content for its TELETOON network. Effective immediately, she will oversee all content development, acquisitions and ... Continue Reading →
Grant Gish

Fox TV Names Grant Gish VP Animation

20th Century Fox Television executive Grant Gish has been promoted to Vice President of Animation at the studio. The title is awarded after years of dedication to Fox’s animation ... Continue Reading →
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Rising Stars of Animation

Our yearly look toward the bright future of original animation talent with up-and-coming first time series creators. Dave Cooper & Johnny Ryan Pig Goat Banana Cricket! Nickelodeon, ... Continue Reading →
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Hires, Promotions at CN, Henson, 9 Story, Guru

A flurry of hires and promotions has put a bunch of new faces in new roles at various animation-related companies. Here’s the latest: Michael Ouweleen Michael Ouweleen has been ... Continue Reading →
Joan Vogelesang

Joan Vogelesang Departs Toon Boom

Long-time Toon Boom President & CEO Joan Vogelesang will be leaving the animation software company after more than 16 years. Veteran exec and corporate advisor Paul Gardner has ... Continue Reading →
Willis Pyle

Disney, UPA Animator Willis Pyle Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Celebrated Disney and UPA animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with a special private event Sept. 3 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Born on a small ... Continue Reading →
Jennifer Tellefsen

Encore Appoints Jennifer Tellefsen VP VFX Biz Dev

Post production and visual effects company Encore has named Jennifer Tellefsen as Vice President of Business Development, VFX for its worldwide operations. Tellefsen moves to the position ... Continue Reading →
Liz Holzman

Award-winning Animator Liz Holzman Dies

Liz Holzman, an Emmy-winning veteran of television animation for more than two decades, died Aug. 11 at the age of 61 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Holzman began working in ... Continue Reading →
Fazal Merchant

Merchant Hired as DreamWorks CFO

DreamWorks Animation has hired Fazal Merchant as its new chief financial officer, a role he will take over from the company’s new vice-chairman Lew Coleman effective Sept. 15. Merchant ... Continue Reading →
Ron Tippe

‘Space Jam’ Producer Tippe Dies at 63

Longtime animation producer Ron Tippe, whose credits include Space Jam and the short Runaway Brain, died Aug. 1 after a lengthy bout with brain cancer. He was 63. Tippe’s career ... Continue Reading →