PorchLight Brings Caren Shalek On-Board

PorchLight Entertainment has tapped Caren Shalek to serve as senior VP, consumer products with instructions to build an expanded consumer product representation business focusing on ... Continue Reading →

Katzenberg: No Toon Glut Looming

Reuters reports that DreamWorks Animation topper Jeffrey Katzenberg addressed analysts and investors at a media conference in New York yesterday, suggesting that Pixar is his studio’s ... Continue Reading →

Disney/Weinstein Partnership Maxed Out

As Disney tries to resume talks with animation powerhouse Pixar, the studio says goodbye to Miramax co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein. It was announced yesterday evening that the ... Continue Reading →

Berman Named Paramount Pictures Prez

Gail Berman, who last week unexpectedly quit her job as entertainment president at the Fox Broadcasting Co., has been appointed president of Paramount Pictures. Reporting to chairman ... Continue Reading →

Liguori Named Entertainment Pres at Fox

Following Gail Berman’s abrupt exit to head up creative efforts at Paramount, Peter Liguori has been named president of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The former ... Continue Reading →

Simmons Upped to GM at Studio B

Rob Simmons, CFO of animation house Studio B, will take on new responsibilities in the company’s newly created general manager position. In addition to his CFO duties, he will ... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Joseph Barbera!

Happy birthday wishes to cartoon legend Joseph Barbera, who founded famed cartoon studio Hanna-Barbera Prods. with William Hanna in 1944. Barbera is 94 today. Working for MGM, Barbera ... Continue Reading →

Vinton Studios CEO Farnath Out

Jeff Farnath, CEO of Portland, Oregon-based animation house Vinton Studios, will be stepping down immediately following a breakdown in contract renewal negotiations. The amicable split ... Continue Reading →

BVITV Makes Powell Sales Director for U.K., Ireland

Catherine Powell has been appointed sales director, UK and Ireland, for Buena Vista International Television (BVITV). Effective April 1, the move puts Powell in charge of U.K. free ... Continue Reading →

Neal Named VP of Programming, Disney Channel U.K.

Walt Disney Branded Television has promoted James Neal to VP of programming for Disney Channel U.K. The former programming and commissioning director will be responsible for leading ... Continue Reading →