Triplets Director’s Letter to Lasseter

With the Oscar race heating up and media outlets making much ado of the showdown between traditional animation and computer wizardry, The Triplets of Belleville director Sylvain Chomet ... Continue Reading →

Infinium Gains News Head Honcho

A leading on-demand game company, Infinium Labs, has hired a new president/CEO to gin up its efforts to grab a bigger piece of the action in the burgeoning $30 billion vid game industry. According ... Continue Reading →

mental images Visualizes Gary Yost as Exec VP

3D visualization software creator mental images announced today the appointment of Gary Yost as the company’s new exec VP of and head of U.S. operations. Beatriz Hubert, formerly ... Continue Reading →

Mad Mag Illustrator Woodbridge Dies at 73

One of Mad Magazine’s leading illustrators has died. George Woodbridge–whose detailed drawings helped introduce million of teens to satire beginning in the mid-1950s–was ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Studios Gets New Chief, New Brief

Looking to control its own destiny in an entertainment business continually hungering for the next franchise, Marvel Studios has named David Maisel as its new president and COO. Fresh ... Continue Reading →

Sesame Street Composer Donald Siegel Dead at 53

Donald Alan Siegal, a composer-lyricist for television, recordings and the stage, died of leukemia Tuesday in Los Angeles at U.C.L.A. Medical Center. The 53-year-old artist was also ... Continue Reading →

ILM Vet Guy Hudson Passes at 45

A brain hemorrhage claimed the life of visual effects artist Guy Hudson, whose credits include such milestone films as Alien, The Empire Strikes Back and Jurassic Park. He passed away ... Continue Reading →

Columbia College Chicago Loses Instructor

Robert F. Enrietto, Jr., administrator of Columbia College Chicago’s "Semester in L.A." program, died of a heart attack on Dec. 27 while vacationing in Chicago. The ... Continue Reading →

Roy Disney Reacts to Florida Closure

As the Walt Disney Co. approaches the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, the anticipation of the party continues to be overshadowed by an increasingly bitter split between ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Gets New President

Daily Variety reports that Cyma Zarghami has been promoted to the newly created position of president of Nickelodeon Television. Zarghami has been with the kid net for 18 years and ... Continue Reading →