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Puppeteer, Philanthropist Jane Henson Dies at 78

The Muppets co-creator and philanthropist Jane Henson, the widow of the beloved Jim Henson, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. She was 78. Born in Queens, New York, Jane ... Continue Reading →
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Hurley Named Technicolor’s Animation Creative Director

Owen Hurley has been named the new creative director of Technicolor’s Animation and Games group. Hurley will be based at Technicolor Digital Productions’ animation studio in Bangalore, ... Continue Reading →
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Bruce Timm Steps Down from DC Duties

One of the most celebrated figures in the animated comic-heroes universe is putting away his cape as DC animated universe guiding light Bruce Timm has stepped down from his position ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ EP Don Payne Dies at 48

Don Payne, a co-executive producer of The Simpsons and screenwriter of comic-book blockbuster Thor passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 48 due to cancer. He is survived by his wife ... Continue Reading →
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Method Appoints Christian Kubsch President

Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, has announced that industry veteran Christian Kubsch has joined the studio as president. Kubsch will oversee Method’s ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub Taps Reed as New Senior VP of Programming

Nikki Reed, a former VP of original series for Disney Channel and Disney XD, has joined The Hub in the role of senior VP of programming and development. In her new post, she will oversee ... Continue Reading →
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Peters Named to VES Board for Northern California

Jon V. Peters, CEO and founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. I am thrilled to play a more ... Continue Reading →
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Investment Unites Cosmic Toast, Partners as Toast & Jam

Financiers Howard Silverman and Neil Grossman have invested in animation producer Cosmic Toast Studios, folding it and several other companies under the umbrella Toast & Jam Holdings. Folding ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Byrne to Head DHX Media’s Licensing Company

DHX Media has appointed Peter Byrne as the new CEO of its wholly owned licensing company, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group. CPLG has a renowned reputation in the licensing business, ... Continue Reading →
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Previz House Proof Adds Katie Wells as Exec Producer

Leading pre-visualization house Proof Inc. has hired Katie Wells as executive producer. Wells will manage the company’s ongoing expansion and work closely with visual effects ... Continue Reading →