Australia’s Yoram Gross Receives Director Award

Renowned Australian filmmaker Yoram Gross is among five Aussie directors receiving accolades at the second annual ASDA Awards today in Sydney. Best known for bringing to life such Australian ... Continue Reading →

Van Gelder Named Sesame Workshop Sr VP, Int’l

Nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop has promoted Martha Van Gelder to the newly created position of Sr VP, Int’l. She will be responsible for the overall international ... Continue Reading →

Lombardo Named GM of Cinesite Hollywood

Dan Lombardo has been appointed general manager of Cinesite Hollywood, where he has served as VP of production during the past two years. The company’s Los Angeles facility has ... Continue Reading →

2004 is Seussentennial

In celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 100th Birthday, Dr. Seuss Enterprises will sponsor a year-long tribute. “Seussentennial: A Century of Imagination” will honor ... Continue Reading →

Mike Young Grabs Former Film Roman, Fox Family Execs

Independent animation studio Mike Young Prods. expands operations with the hire of former Film Roman exec. Regis Brown and ex-Fox Family Channel director Joshua Fisher. Brown will launch ... Continue Reading →

Diller Resigns as CEO of Vivendi Universal

Barry Diller is resigning his position as chairman and CEO of troubled media giant Vivendi Universal Ent. He will retain his post as chairman and CEO of USA Interactive and there is ... Continue Reading →

New Warner Bros. Exec. VP Goes to the Grave with Tim Burton

Bob Brassel, who has been bumped up to the post of executive VP of production at Warner Bros., is slated to oversee the development of Superman and Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion ... Continue Reading →

Creative Director/FX Supervisor Rejoins Splash

Andy Milkis has rejoined Splash as creative director/visual effects supervisor. His role in the company will be expanded so that he is intrinsically involved in guiding Splash’s ... Continue Reading →

Ice Age’s Lori Forte Is Cool With Oscar Nom

Having served as creative executive on the Academy Award nominated films Toy Story and Runaway Brain, Lori Forte is no newcomer to Oscar night anticipation. But this year’s ceremony ... Continue Reading →

Mad Cow Corrals Jungle Book 2 Director

As Disney’s The Jungle Book 2 continues to perform at the boxoffice, the film’s director, Steve Trenbirth, makes a move to Australian animation house Mad Cow as co-owner. ... Continue Reading →