Chestnut Named Exec VP of MTV Networks

Colette Chestnut has been named exec VP and chief financial officer of MTV Networks, which includes Nickelodoen, NOGGIN, Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land and MTVN International, among ... Continue Reading →

The Many Voices of Carlos Alazraqui

Listen to audio from this interview in the Animag Fun Bag As one of the brilliant cast members of Comedy Central’s Reno 911!, Carlos Alazraqui has been getting some face time ... Continue Reading →

Disney Channel Goes to Moon for Animated Series

Disney Channel has recruited Emmy Award-winning animator Mike Moon to oversee animated series for the cable outlet. The hire was part of a larger executive restructuring that sees original ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Animation Marketing Goes to Press

Terry Press, who has been marketing head of DreamWorks SKG for the past 10 years, is joining DreamWorks Animation as its worldwide head of marketing. Press will oversee all marketing ... Continue Reading →

Disney Exec Carey Swims to CritterPix

With the Pixar crew moving in to take over Mouse House animation, Walt Disney Picture’s VP of production and technology, John Carey, has made the move to CritterPix Studios. The ... Continue Reading →

VFX Pioneer Demos to Accept Oscar

Digital visual effects pioneer Gary Demos will receive this year’s Gordon E. Sawyer Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Co-founder of the “Motion ... Continue Reading →

McGahey Joins Klasky Csupo’s Feature Unit

Michael McGahey, former VP of Deep River Prods., has joined Hollywood-based toon studio Klasky Csupo as senior VP of feature film development. Meanwhile, Brandon Scott has been upped ... Continue Reading →

Heder Inks Dynamite Deal at Universal

Napoleon Dynamite star and computer animator Jon Heder and his two brothers have signed a first-look development deal with Universal Pictures. The siblings have set up their own shingle, ... Continue Reading →

Philips to Head Production at LAIKA

Animation exec Dan Philips has been hired as VP and head of production for LAIKA Ent., the animation company formerly known as Vinton Studios. Having worked on animated hits for DreamWorks, ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Names New Head of Features

Stephen Moore has been appointed head of features/chief operating officer for Aardman Animations, the Bristol, U.K. studio behind the DreamWorks hits Chicken Run and Wallace & ... Continue Reading →