DreamWorks Taps Rick Sands for Prez

Rick Sands has been named president and chief operating officer of DreamWorks SKG, home to such animated hits as Antz, Shrek, Shrek 2, and Shark Tale. The industry veteran was wooed ... Continue Reading →

Nick Names Kaufman Exec VP of Marketing

Pamela Kaufman has been promoted to exec VP of marketing and worldwide promotions for Nickelodeon. In the new role, the former senior VP of marketing will be responsible for the strategic ... Continue Reading →

Vinton Taps New Story Director

Mike Cachuela, who recently served as storyboard artist on Pixar’s The Incredibles and Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, has been plucked by Vinton Studios ... Continue Reading →

Multiple Emmy Award-winning producer/writer/director David Mirkin

David began his career in 1982 writing freelance scripts for both television series and movies while working as a stand-up comic in the Los Angeles comedy clubs The Comedy Store and ... Continue Reading →

House of Moves Captures New Exec. Producer

World-leading motion capture studio House of Moves, a division of VICON Motion Systems, has brought on Scott Gagain as exec. producer. Gagain brings six years of experience in motion ... Continue Reading →

Healy to Head Animation Production for IDT Ent.

Former DreamWorks head of digital production Janet Healy has been appointed president of animation production for IDT Ent. Healy comes to IDT fresh off the success of the DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →

No Alternate Board for Roy Disney

In a letter sent Friday to the Walt Disney Co. Board of Directors, Disney dissidents Roy Disney and his Shamrock Holdings business partner, Stanley Gold, said they would not follow ... Continue Reading →

Denise Upped to Exec VP at Imageworks

Visual effects producer and senior VP Debbie Denise has been promoted to exec VP of production infrastructure and exec producer at award-winning visual effects and digital character ... Continue Reading →

Z Animation Adds Ten Directors

Z Animation, a TV spot animation company founded by exec producer Peter Barg, has brought on ten new directors for national representation. Bringing a broad mix of artistic styles are ... Continue Reading →

Disney Artist J. P. Miller Dead at 91

Former Disney animator and children’s book illustrator John Parr Miller died recently at home in Manhasset, N.Y. The 91-year-old artist is credited with helping to establish Disney’s ... Continue Reading →