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 →

Sweby to Handle Cartoon Net Int’l Acquisitions

Following the promotion of Finn Arnesen to head of program production for Cartoon Network Int’l, Jo Sweby has been appointed director of acquisitions for Cartoon Network, Boomerang ... Continue Reading →

Animation Historian Bill Moritz Dies

Following a long bout with cancer, author and former president of the Society for Animation Studies Bill Moritz died early in the morning of Friday, March 12, at his sister’s ... Continue Reading →

Star Treatment for Dr. Seuss

Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel finally got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday. The honor was bestowed posthumously as part of the "Seussentenial" festivities ... Continue Reading →