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Albie Hecht, president of film and TV entertainment for Nickelodeon, has been appointed president of cable network The New TNN. The veteran producer has overseen the development and production of such hit animated series as Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Wild Thornberrys. In the new position, he will report to [...]
Cliff Plumer, chief technology officer of Industrial Light & Magic announced that Steve Sullivan has been promoted to research and development director at the visual effects juggernaut. Sullivan received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement for the MARS motion and structure recovery system in March of 2002. Sullivan most recently [...]
Steve Banfield has been brought on as Sr. VP of technology at Sony Pictures Digital, an operating unit of Sony Pictures Ent. that oversees digital production and online assets including Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Online Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Digital Networks. Banfield joins the company from RealNetworks, [...]
Accomplished animator and artist David Stoten has joined Animation studio Qurios Ent. Stoten will be working on a next-generation games project through Qurios’ “virtual studio,” which allows the England-based company to expanding its network with collaborators from around the globe. Stoten’s diverse career began as a Caricaturist and Sculptor for [...]
Bruce Steinberg has been appointed CEO of Fox Kids Europe. He will begin work immediately, and will report directly to the Supervisory Board of Fox Kids Europe. He succeeds Ynon Kreiz who had previously announced his resignation effective this month. Steinberg will be charged with leading the continued growth of [...]
Karen Levy has been promoted to vp of Nick at Nite and TV Land Consumer Marketing. She will continue to report to sr. vp of consumer marketing and promotions Rob Pellizzi. Since 2000, Levy has served as director of consumer marketing for TV Land and Nick at Nite, where she [...]
Renowned animator Buzz Potamkin has joined the Board of Directors at Dinozine Ventures Inc. The former Hanna-Barbera exec. producer was instrumental in the development of such hits as The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Johnny Quest and The Berenstein Bears. During Potamkin’s tenure at Hanna-Barbera, he served as exec. vp, exec. producer and [...]
Renowned animator William “Tex” Henson was killed last week when a pickup truck struck him in a suburb of Dallas, Tex. The 78-year-old former Disney cartoonist was a driving force behind Chip ‘n Dale and Rocky and Bullwinkle. At Disney, Henson, worked on such films as Song of the South, [...]
ADV Films, a leading anime distributor, announced that Frank A. Wolbert has joined the staff as sr. vp of sales and marketing. He takes over for Kevin Corcoran, who has been named exec. vp and remains CFO and COO. In the new position, Wolbert will be responsible for sales and [...]
Sidney Clifton has been appointed sr. vp and head of development and programming at Film Roman, Inc. Clifton has already placed five projects into fast track development at the independent animation company best known for the primetime hits The Simpsons and King of the Hill. She is also overseeing script [...]