Lyle Is Art Institute’s New Head of Class

Aaron Lyle has been named the new academic director of media arts and animation at The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Art Institute, Lyle worked as a ... Continue Reading →

Legendary Toon Designer Gene Hazelton Dies

Famed animation designer/comic strip artist Gene Hazleton passed away on April 6, 2005 at age 85. Born in 1919, Wesley "Gene" Hazelton began an extensive and diverse career ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Announces Sales Team Shuffle

Nelvana announced some key changes to its international sales division team on Monday: Emanuel Petry assumes a new role in the company as she will begin overseeing European development ... Continue Reading →

Selick Talks Vinton Projects: Part 2

Last week, we posted part one of our recent interview with Henry Selick, a respected director of animated films who is now helming a slate of projects for Vinton Studios. One of those ... Continue Reading →

DIC Ups Jedd Gold to VP, Marketing

Independent children’s entertainment company DIC Ent. has promoted Jedd Gold to VP of Marketing. Reporting to DIC Ent. president Brad Brooks, Gold will oversee all marketing and ... Continue Reading →

PorchLight Brings Caren Shalek On-Board

PorchLight Entertainment has tapped Caren Shalek to serve as senior VP, consumer products with instructions to build an expanded consumer product representation business focusing on ... Continue Reading →

Katzenberg: No Toon Glut Looming

Reuters reports that DreamWorks Animation topper Jeffrey Katzenberg addressed analysts and investors at a media conference in New York yesterday, suggesting that Pixar is his studio’s ... Continue Reading →

Disney/Weinstein Partnership Maxed Out

As Disney tries to resume talks with animation powerhouse Pixar, the studio says goodbye to Miramax co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein. It was announced yesterday evening that the ... Continue Reading →

Berman Named Paramount Pictures Prez

Gail Berman, who last week unexpectedly quit her job as entertainment president at the Fox Broadcasting Co., has been appointed president of Paramount Pictures. Reporting to chairman ... Continue Reading →

Liguori Named Entertainment Pres at Fox

Following Gail Berman’s abrupt exit to head up creative efforts at Paramount, Peter Liguori has been named president of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The former ... Continue Reading →