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 →

Ewing to Head Distribution for Cookie Jar Ent.

Sam Ewing will replace Louis Fournier as head of distribution at Cookie Jar Ent., the programming and licensing arm of newly minted The Cookie Jar Group (formerly Cinar). In his new ... Continue Reading →

Cinar Co-founder Dead

The Canadian press is reporting that Cinar Corp. co-founder Micheline Charest died on Wednesday while undergoing plastic surgery in a hospital in Montreal. She was 51. Charest and husband ... Continue Reading →

EA President Resigns

John Riccitiello has stepped down from the post of president and COO of video game publisher Electronic Arts. The resignation is effective immediately but Riccitiello will remain with ... Continue Reading →