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McPherson, Welt Out at Maker

Disney-owned multi-channel network Maker Studios has bid farewell to two senior executives this week. The departures of chief content officer Erin McPherson and SVP of marketing Jeremy ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Chief Global Brand Officer Steps Down

Michael Francis, chief global brand officer for DreamWorks Animation, is resigning from his full-time position in December and transitioning into a consulting role. When the shift takes ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Cutting a Third of Workforce

Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish mobile game company behind 2009’s break-out hit Angry Birds, has announced it will be laying off more than a third of its staff, citing a need to ... Continue Reading →
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Cinanima Founder Antonio Gaio Dies at 90

António Gaio, director of Portugal’s Cinanima International Animated Film Festival of Espinho for more than 35 years, died last week. He was 90. Gaio took over the festival in ... Continue Reading →
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Phil Peterson Named Toon Boom Tech Advisor

Toon Boom Animation has named industry veteran Phil Peterson as technology advisor to the animation production software company. As part of his mandate, Peterson will evaluate and make ... Continue Reading →
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Bob Bacon Departs Animation Exec Role at Paramount

Bob Bacon has left his job as executive VP of production for animation at Paramount amid an internal restructuring. Bacon’s duties will be overseen by Lee Rosenthal, president ... Continue Reading →
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Welch Tapped as Digital Domain President

Digital Domain has added as president 30-year VFX veteran O.D. Welch, who will manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations at the studio’s locations in Playa Vista and Vancouver. Welch ... Continue Reading →
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Jeff Wolfe Joins Nathan Love as EP

Motion design and animation studio Nathan Love has hired on Promax BDA Award-winning producer Jeff Wolfe as Executive Producer. Wolfe joins the studio after working with top companies ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Awards Susan Bin 2015 Phyllis Craig Scholarship

Women in Animation (WIA) has awarded Harvard student Susan Bin the 2015 Phyllis Craig Scholarship, an annually bestowed purse of $1,000 given to one deserving student who demonstrates ... Continue Reading →
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Sofia Vergara to School Bart as ‘Simpsons’ Teacher

Almost two years since the passing of voice actor Marcia Wallace, who for over two decades provided the voice of sarcastic, lonely-heart teacher Edna Krabappel on Matt Groening’s ... Continue Reading →