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Los Angeles, Calif.-based animation studio Duck has signed award-winning animator Jeff Drew to its roster of directors available for commercial work. Drew’s short film Walk has appeared in numerous festivals around the world, including Sundance and The IFP West Los Angeles Film Festival. In addition, he recently won the Audience [...]
Toronto-based animation and live-action producer Zodiac Media has announced the passing of company president H. Paul Gill. The cause of death has not been released. Gill was only 28 years old. Funeral services were held yesterday morning at Meadowvale Crematorium Chapel in Brampton, Ontario. Zodiac could not be reached for [...]
Dan Lombardo has been named president of Cinesite Hollywood, the visual effects house and Kodak subsidiary that has recently restructured to focus on digital imaging services for the entertainment industry. Lombardo joined the facility two years ago as VP of production and was named general manager this past April. He [...]
Beloved comedian and actor Buddy Hackett, who provided the voice of Scuttle in both Little Mermaid films, passed away this week at the age of 78. His body was found in his Southern California Beach home on Monday. The cause of death has not been made public. Born Leonard Hacker [...]
Michelle Pappalardo-Robinson has been appointed VP of production for DisneyToon Studios. In her new role, Robinson will oversee production for the animation studio’s home video premiere and theatrical properties. She reports directly to Lenora Hume, Sr. VP of worldwide production. Robinson’s career spans both production and management, including work on [...]
Walt Disney Television International (WDTV-I) has promoted Disney Channel Germany managing director Michael Kreissl to VP of programming and production for WDTV-I – Europe, Middle East and Africa. Kreissl will report directly to John Hardie, Sr. VP and managing director of Walt Disney Branded Television – Europe, Middle East and [...]
As the Licensing Show wraps up in New York City this week, major manga publisher TOKYOPOP Inc. announces the appointment of Kathryn Klingler to the newly created position of licensing and merchandise sales director. Klingler will develop licensing programs for key properties, including Rave Master, Stray Sheep and Initial D. [...]
CINAR Corp. has appointed Richard Genest, CA, to the post of Sr. VP and CFO of the Company. Genest, who has more than 20 years experience in finance with large and publicly traded corporations, will play an important role in the company’s strategy to become a fully-integrated entertainment and educational [...]
After a brief spell in the show-biz wilderness, Oscar-winning, Claymation© guru Will Vinton is back with new projects and a new agent. A couple of weeks after being laid off by his own studio, Vinton is developing projects with the help of the Creative Artists Agency. Best known for his [...]
Pete van Roden has been named the new VP of themed entertainment at nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop. The newly created position will report to Karen Gruenberg, executive VP of content. Van Roden will implement innovative and creative content approaches for the company’s global themed entertainment business. Before this promotion, [...]