Animated People: Alan Becker

You may not know him by name, but odds are you’ve seen one of Alan Becker’s Animator vs. Animation digital shorts somewhere online the past few years. The shorts, in which a stick ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Winner Stetson Joins Zoic Studios

Oscar-winning visual effects artist Mark Stetson has joined Zoic Studios as the head of its feature film division. Stetson was drawn to the studio by his connections and friendships ... Continue Reading →

Marathon Media Adds Canadian Veteran Webber

Veteran producer Dominic Webber has joined Marathon Media as director of current series and senior producer. In his new pots, Webber will manage the creative aspects of all current ... Continue Reading →

Veteran Schultz Opens Home Plate Entertainment

Animation veteran Bill Schultz has formed a new company called Home Plate Entertainment that will be based in Los Angeles and focus on animation for kids and family audiences. ‘I ... Continue Reading →

DC Picks Harras to Run Publishing

The reorganization of DC Entertainment continues with the appointment of Bob Harras as editor in chief of the company’s comic book publishing efforts. As the first person to hold ... Continue Reading →

Ex-WMA Counsel Kekst Joins Cosmic Toast

Former William Morris Agency general counsel David J. Kekst has joined Cosmic Toast Studios as a partner and CEO. Kekst will oversee business development and production operations for ... Continue Reading →

Oscar-winning Pixar Scientist Witkin Dies

Andrew Witkin, an Oscar-winning senior scientist at Pixar Animation Studios, died Sept. 12 while scuba diving off the coast of Monterey, Calif. He was 58. Witkin joined Pixar in 1998, ... Continue Reading →

Ralston Joins CIS Hollywood as Exec Producer

Veteran visual-effects producer Liz Ralston has joined CIS Hollywood as executive producer. She will oversee feature film production, marketing and client relations at the studio. Ralston ... Continue Reading →

Richards, Voice of Rudolph, Dies at 88

Billie Mae Richards, who lent her voice to the lead character in the classic 1964 Rankin-Bass holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, died from a stroke Sept. 10 in Burlington, ... Continue Reading →

Galton Gets A Bigger Piece of CAKE

Production company CAKE Entertainment has restructured its executives, promoting Ed Galton to the role of CCO and managing director. The move has Galton entering the ownership of the ... Continue Reading →