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In a move announced by Miramax co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Bob Osher, the company’s co-president of production, will also oversee Miramax Television Production. In addition, he will co-head DVD, home video and television sales with Rick Sands, Miramax’s coo. Working out of Miramax’s L.A. offices, Osher will continue to [...]
Tim Sarnoff, president of Sony Pictures Imageworks, has announced the addition of award-winning visual effects supervisors Mark Stetson, Kevin Mack and Richard Hoover. They join a team which already boasts an impressive roster industry pros including Ken Ralston, John Dykstra, Rob Legato, Jerome Chen, Scott Stokdyk, Jim Berney, Jay Redd, [...]
Lynn Chadwick has joined Corus Ent’s Nelvana as director of sales for Northern Europe. She will be working out of the company’s London office to drive sales and development with key customers in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands. Chadwick previously served as vp for Greenlight International B.V. Her [...]
Ken Nakada has been promoted to the post of director of visual effects for Santa Monica, Calif.-based R!OT. In addition to overseeing all of the studio’s feature film, episodic television, commercial and music video effects work, Nakada also continue to perform his duties as a matte painter and compositor. Nakada [...]
Yesterday Animation Magazine Online reported that Paul Robertson had taken over for former Nelvana ceo Michael Hirsh. We have since spoken with the newly appointed president of Corus Television and Nelvana about his new role and the direction of the company. AMO: How is the changing of the guard going? [...]
Corus Ent. Inc. announced that it will combine the operations of Nelvana and its television division into one integrated unit under the leadership of Paul Robertson. Robertson, who previously served as president of Corus Television, takes over for Michael Hirsh, who stepped down as ceo of Nelvana two weeks ago. [...]
4Kids Ent. has promoted Waldo Cabrera to vp of 4Kids Home Video. He will be responsible for the home video marketing of all the company’s television properties, with the exception of Pokèmon. He will also work closely with 4kids’ marketing, licensing, online, music and advertising sales divisions. The former Ericsen/Basloe [...]
Michele Jeffers has been brought on as head of the episodic and features division at San Francisco-based visual effects studio Radium. Jeffers has served as visual effects production manager at a number of effects houses including Dream Quest Images, Sony Development, Banned from the Ranch, 20th Century Fox and Paramount [...]
The Los Angeles Times reports that Thomas Schumacher may step down as head of The Walt Disney Co.’s animation group when his contract expires in June. The 14-year Disney veteran is reportedly in negotiations to remain involved with Disney’s theatrical stage arm, for which he has initiated productions of The [...]
Bardel Ent. has made Christine Larocque its new vp of production. The 30 plus year animation industry veteran has held executive positions at major international studios such as Fox Feature Animation, MGM, Sunbow and Columbia Pictures. Currently engaged in the final stretch of production on Bardel’s first made for television [...]