Industry Vet Lee Orgel Passes Away at 78

Lee Orgel, a veteran of Broadway, TV and film industry passed away at his home May 12 at the age of 78. His career spanned 60 years beginning as the stage manager for MGM’s live ... Continue Reading →

TOKYOPOP Taps Rene Garcia as VP of Film & TV

Former Craven-Maddalena president of production Rene M. Garcia has joined L.A.-based manga and animation house TOKYOPOP as VP of Film and Television. “Manga’s kinetic storytelling ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network’s Khaki Jones Upped to VP of Original Series

Khaki Jones has been promoted to vice president, original series, for Cartoon Network, it was announced today by Bob Higgins, senior VP of programming and development for Cartoon Network’s ... Continue Reading →

ABC Cable Gets New Programming and Casting Suits

The network executive shuffle continues at ABC Cable Networks Group. It was announced today that Donna Ebbs and Judy Taylor will be joining the team as VP of original movies and VP ... Continue Reading →

Brad Ableson: Simpsons artist gives birth

Brad Ableson, a DPS Film Roman storyboard artist who works on The Simpsons, has struck out on his own with a comedic short film that combines animation with live action and a diverse ... Continue Reading →

Storyopolis Co-founder Named Cookie Jar Ent. Development VP

Cookie Jar Ent., the programming and licensing arm of The Cookie Jar Group, has appointed Fonda Snyder, former Storyopolis co-founder and president of Storyopolis Prods., to the newly ... Continue Reading →

McGowen Goes to Head of Class at Kids’ WB!

Betsy McGowen has been promoted to senior VP/general manager for Kids’ WB!. McGowen has been a senior executive at Kids’ WB! since the network’s 1995 launch. In her ... Continue Reading →

Ward Named President of LucasArts

Jim Ward, head of marketing and distribution for Lucasfilm, has been appointed president of video game division LucasArts, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The move is reportedly ... Continue Reading →

Disney Channel Beefs Up Programming Team

Disney Channel has recruited two execs to its program planning team. David Levine joins as exec director of program planning and Penelope Jewkes has come aboard as director of program ... Continue Reading →

Eisner Gets Disney Board Support

Embattled Disney CEO Michael Esiner remains leader of the band following Tuesday’s conclusion of the Walt Disney Co. Board of Directors’ annual retreat. Board members decided ... Continue Reading →