Lucas Tapped for AFI Award

Star Wars creator George Lucas has been selected by Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute (AFI) to receive the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award. The honor will be bestowed ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Names New CEO

Marvel Enterprises Inc. today announced that Isaac Perlmutter, the company’s vice chairman and largest shareholder, has been named CEO. Effective Jan. 1, 2005, Perlmutter will ... Continue Reading →

Phil Roman Heads Fortitude Animation

Producer, director, animator and Film Roman founder Phil Roman has joined Los Angeles-based Fortitude Films as president of the company’s new toon division, Fortitude Animation. ... Continue Reading →

Reeve’s Work Lives On in Animation

IDT Heads discuss their director’s contributions and the fate of Yankee Irving. Actor Christopher Reeve soared to superstardom playing DC Comics’ Man of Steel on the big ... Continue Reading →

Christopher Reeve: 1952-2004

Actor Christopher Reeve, best known for playing the Man of Steel in the Superman movies, died of heart failure Sunday at the age of 52. Reeve became a symbol of hope and perseverance ... Continue Reading →

Ex-Disney Animator Named VP of Raven Animation

Raven Moon Ent. Inc. has named former Walt Disney and MGM animator David Murray VP of its wholly owned subsidiary, Raven Animation Inc. Reporting to director of animation Mike Gibilisco, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Channel’s Healy Upped to Senior VP, Original Movies

Disney Channel exec Michael Healy has been promoted to senior VP of original movies. Reporting to Gary Marsh, exec VP of original programming and production, Healy will continue oversee ... Continue Reading →

Contender Picks Up Ex-Turner Acquisitions Exec

The Contender Entertainment Group (CEG) has appointed Jo Sweby to the newly created post of international acquisitions manager. Sweby brings more than five years of experience to the ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Animation Promotes Lewis to Exec VP, GM

Andy Lewis has been promoted to exec VP and general manager of Warner Bros. Animation. The former senior VP and general manager has been with the outfit since 1997, and will continue ... Continue Reading →

Taming Lions with Klay Hall

Former King of the Hill director takes on Father of the Pride Having dunked donuts with Homer and grilled out with Hank as supervising director on Fox’s The Simpsons and King ... Continue Reading →