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Paul Robinson, senior VP of worldwide programming strategy for ABC Cable Networks Group and senior VP/managing director of Disney U.K. branded television is leaving the Walt Disney Company. After five years with the Mouse House, he will pursue new opportunities in radio and television. Paul joined Disney in November 1998 [...]
John Goldwyn has chosen to step down as vice chairman of the Motion Picture Group and president of Paramount Pictures. The move will allow him to exercise his option for a long term production deal with the studio and he will remain in his current position until the company names [...]
Actor Jonathan Brandis, best known for Steven Spielberg’s 1993 sci-fi TV series SeaQuest DSV and starring roles in feature films like The NeverEnding Story II: the Next Chapter and the Chuck Norris martial-arts buddy flick Sidekicks, is dead at the age of 27. Brandis provided the voice of Mozenrath in [...]
Prolific award-winning composer Michael Kamen, who wrote the music for X-Men, Iron Giant, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and scores of other films, died of a heart attack brought on by complications from multiple sclerosis in his London home on Tuesday, November 18th. He was 55. Born in Queens in [...]
Veteran motion picture and television animator Everett Burrell has joined CaféFX as animation supervisor. He contributed to the Emmy Award-winning effects work in the SCI FI Channel’s mini-series Frank Herbert’s Dune and brings 18 years of experience in managing teams of 3D animators, digitizers, texture artists, compositors, technical directors and [...]
Penny Singleton, the voice talent behind Jane Jetson in Hanna-Barbera\’s popular animated series The Jetsons, passed away Wednesday at the age of 95, according to the Associated Press. The actress also portrayed creator Chic Young’s comic strip character Blondie in a series of live-action films in the late ’30s to [...]
The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation will honor Walt Disney Company chairman-CEO Michael D. Eisner with the distinction of Pioneer of the Year. Esteemed musician and Disney animation collaborator Phil Collins will perform at the 65th annual gala event set for Dec. 4 at the Century Plaza Hotel in [...]
Simon Philips succeeds retiring Clive Hill as managing director of 4Kids Ent. Int’l Ltd. In 2003 Philips was appointed to the LIMA board of directors as the international representative, and he was formerly CEO of Licensing Dynamics Int’l (LDI), a consumer-products and media agency covering the Middle East and Mediterranean [...]
Rodolphe Belmer, formerly director of development at Canal Plus, will be chief operational officer for the pay-TV arm of French media and telecommunications company Vivendi Universal, replacing Guillaume de’Verges on the first of December. Verges reportedly requested a workload reduction for health reasons. He will now supervise Studio Canal, the [...]
DIC Ent. has named Kevin O’Donnell to the newly created position of Sr. VP of creative affairs. He will work directly with the company’s chairman and CEO, Andy Heyward, as well as chief creative officer Mike Maliani to complement DIC’s ever-expanding library of animated programming. O’Donnell, co-founder of high-end development [...]