Lansing Leaves Paramount Post

Sherry Lansing, chairman of the Paramount Motion Picture Group, is stepping down when her contract expires at the end of 2005. Until then, she will continue in her current role and ... Continue Reading →

Golden Apple Comics Founder Dead at 63

For Southern California comic book aficionados, Golden Apple Comics has been a mecca, but the franchise will also stand as a shrine to founder Bill Liebowitz, who died from illness ... Continue Reading →

Lucas Tapped for AFI Award

Star Wars creator George Lucas has been selected by Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute (AFI) to receive the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award. The honor will be bestowed ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Names New CEO

Marvel Enterprises Inc. today announced that Isaac Perlmutter, the company’s vice chairman and largest shareholder, has been named CEO. Effective Jan. 1, 2005, Perlmutter will ... Continue Reading →

Phil Roman Heads Fortitude Animation

Producer, director, animator and Film Roman founder Phil Roman has joined Los Angeles-based Fortitude Films as president of the company’s new toon division, Fortitude Animation. ... Continue Reading →

Reeve’s Work Lives On in Animation

IDT Heads discuss their director’s contributions and the fate of Yankee Irving. Actor Christopher Reeve soared to superstardom playing DC Comics’ Man of Steel on the big ... Continue Reading →

Christopher Reeve: 1952-2004

Actor Christopher Reeve, best known for playing the Man of Steel in the Superman movies, died of heart failure Sunday at the age of 52. Reeve became a symbol of hope and perseverance ... Continue Reading →

Ex-Disney Animator Named VP of Raven Animation

Raven Moon Ent. Inc. has named former Walt Disney and MGM animator David Murray VP of its wholly owned subsidiary, Raven Animation Inc. Reporting to director of animation Mike Gibilisco, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Channel’s Healy Upped to Senior VP, Original Movies

Disney Channel exec Michael Healy has been promoted to senior VP of original movies. Reporting to Gary Marsh, exec VP of original programming and production, Healy will continue oversee ... Continue Reading →

Contender Picks Up Ex-Turner Acquisitions Exec

The Contender Entertainment Group (CEG) has appointed Jo Sweby to the newly created post of international acquisitions manager. Sweby brings more than five years of experience to the ... Continue Reading →