Arthur C. Clarke Dies

Famed science-fiction writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke passed away Wednesday at the age of 90. Among his many accomplishments was co-writing the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick’s ... Continue Reading →

Porchlight’s Jones Heads Home Entertainment

PorchLight Ent. has promoted Gary Jones to president of PorchLight Home Entertainment (PHE). The appointment will serve the company’s focus on growing into the home entertainment ... Continue Reading →

Van Sabben Named President at NatGeo Int’l

Maurice van Sabben has been appointed president of National Geographic Television International (NGTI) and will join the London-based office on the first of April. Reporting into Edward ... Continue Reading →

Landau Leaves Sony

Yair Landau, president of Sony Pictures Digital, is leaving the company after 17 years. Having established Sony Pictures Animation, he is planning to start up his own games and animation ... Continue Reading →

Hail to the Cheese! Lil’ Bush Creator/Exec Producer Donick Cary

It’s a big week for Donick Cary as the first season of his animated series Lil’ Bush debuts on DVD and season two kicks off on Comedy Central. Having written for The Simpsons ... Continue Reading →

Condolora Heads Digital for Turner

Cartoon Network veteran Paul Condolora has been named senior VP of digital for Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group. Based in Atlanta, ... Continue Reading →

Swartz Heads Original Series for Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has hired SCI FI Channel exec Robert Swartz as VP of original series. Starting Monday, March 17, he will be responsible for identifying new creative talent to develop ... Continue Reading →

Tyler Perry a.k.a. Madea Talks Toons

Tyler Perry, the man behind such surprise box-office hits as Madea’s Family Reunion and Diary of a Mad Black Woman is getting into the animation business. Helping him bring his ... Continue Reading →

Howard the Duck Creator Dies

Steve Gerber, creator of Marvel’s Howard the Duck comic-book series, died Monday in a hospital in Las Vegas while awaiting a lung transplant. He joined the Marvel ranks in the ... Continue Reading →

Famed Poster Artist John Alvin Dies at 59

John Alvin, the creator of famous movie posters for popular films such as E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, passed away on Wednesday from a heart ... Continue Reading →