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Splash Design creative has brought on animator Steve Burger as its new CG supervisor. He will be working with director/visual effects supervisor Andy Milkis on building the studio’s new CG department. Burger and Milkis teamed on projects when they were at AFCG and BlackLogic, respectively. Burger also knows Splash producer [...]
In the world of stop-motion special effects animation, the name Jim Danforth is as big as the towering dinosaurs he brought to life in the fantasy classic When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth. In films like The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, he created some of the silver screen’s most memorable [...]
Renowned Australian filmmaker Yoram Gross is among five Aussie directors receiving accolades at the second annual ASDA Awards today in Sydney. Best known for bringing to life such Australian icons as Blinky Bill and Dot and the Kangaroo, Gross has also established an international reputation for adapting children’s books through [...]
Nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop has promoted Martha Van Gelder to the newly created position of Sr VP, Int’l. She will be responsible for the overall international strategy across divisions including television production, public policy and education and research. Reporting to COO Mel Ming, she will also oversee country managers [...]
Dan Lombardo has been appointed general manager of Cinesite Hollywood, where he has served as VP of production during the past two years. The company’s Los Angeles facility has recently exited the feature film effects biz to concentrate on providing digital film mastering, restoration, and scanning and recording services to [...]
In celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 100th Birthday, Dr. Seuss Enterprises will sponsor a year-long tribute. “Seussentennial: A Century of Imagination” will honor the creative genius of the children’s book author and illustrator behind such enduring favorites as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat and How The [...]
Independent animation studio Mike Young Prods. expands operations with the hire of former Film Roman exec. Regis Brown and ex-Fox Family Channel director Joshua Fisher. Brown will launch the studio’s new distribution division as VP of international sales while Fisher takes the post of exec. director of development. Brown’s distribution [...]
Barry Diller is resigning his position as chairman and CEO of troubled media giant Vivendi Universal Ent. He will retain his post as chairman and CEO of USA Interactive and there is speculation that he may be preparing to take part in buy-outs of the USA Network, Universal Studios and [...]
Bob Brassel, who has been bumped up to the post of executive VP of production at Warner Bros., is slated to oversee the development of Superman and Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion feature Corpse Bride, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Corpse Bride is based on an old Eastern European folktale that [...]
Andy Milkis has rejoined Splash as creative director/visual effects supervisor. His role in the company will be expanded so that he is intrinsically involved in guiding Splash’s future development. Milkis spent two years at Splash before moving on to start his own company, TLI Design. Bolstered by a relationship with [...]