Ex-NFL Player Kicks Around Cannes

By Michael Attardi My name is Michael Attardi and I’m a writer/director/producer who had a short animated film, Once Upon a Christmas Village, accepted to the Festival de Cannes ... Continue Reading →

Schwartz Switches Roles at Warner

Sander Schwartz, who has served as president of Warner Bros. Animation since 2001, has entered into a production deal with the studio and will segue into developing and producing animated ... Continue Reading →

Hill Directs Programming at Cartoon Network

Former Nckelodeon exec Rico Hill has been appointed VP of programming and acquisitions for Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the U.S. Based in Atlanta, Hill will report to Bob Higgins, ... Continue Reading →

Tromel Heads Development at TV-Loonland

TV-Loonland has hired Damien Tromel to be head of creative affairs and development. Working out of the company’s Paris office, Tromel will be responsible for sourcing new projects, ... Continue Reading →

Coraline Animator Travis Knight of LAIKA

The son of Nike founder Phil Knight, Travis Knight had already spent 10 years developing his skills as an animator at Vinton Studios before his father bought the struggling company ... Continue Reading →

Snyder Heads Animation at Turner

Turner Broadcasting System has appointed Stuart Snyder to the post of exec VP and chief operating officer of its new Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media division. Reporting to ... Continue Reading →

Turner Makes Toon Channel Changes

Turner Broadcasting is making some changes to its U.K. portfolio of kids’ channels, which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toonami, Cartoon Network Too and Boomerang +1. The ... Continue Reading →

West Gets Promoted, Chaotic at 4Kids

4Kids Ent. has promoted senior VP Carlin C. West to exec VP of acquisitions and development. In her new role, West will utilize her extensive marketing, licensing, public relations ... Continue Reading →

Taffy Appoints PR Director

Distribution, brand management and entertainment company Taffy Ent. has hired veteran publicist Marc Grossmann as director of public relations. In his new role, Grossmann will oversee ... Continue Reading →

Ex-Gov Davis Joins DIC Board

Gray Davis, the former Governor of California, has been appointed to the board of directors at DIC Ent. The Democrat, who was replaced by Republican action star Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Continue Reading →