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Imira Appoints Elena Mera Dios as Sales Manager

Spanish youth programming production and distribution house Imira Entertainment has appointed Elena Mera Dios as its new sales manager for EMEA, North America and Asian markets. Her ... Continue Reading →
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Chapman Responds to Misguided Merida Makeover

Brenda Chapman, the Oscar-winning writer and director of Brave has responded to Disney’s recent makeover of the film’s lead character Princess Merida. In conjunction with adding ... Continue Reading →
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Method Studios Hires de Boer, Jacobs and Roberts

Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today the addition of three world-class animation artists to its creative team. Erik-Jan de Boer, this year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Stop Motion Legend Ray Harryhausen Dies at 92

Visual effects icon Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion creations brought many monsters alive in movies such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, died on Tuesday morning ... Continue Reading →
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Shade Expands, Names Maher Biz Development Exec

Southern California studio Shade VFX has announced the company has relocated to a new facility at Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station, doubling the available space for the growing ... Continue Reading →
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Tito Ortiz Hired as Illumination’s Development VP

Veteran animated features exec Tito Ortiz (Ice Age, Despicable Me) is returning to Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment after being absent for two years pursuing his music ... Continue Reading →
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Thom Chapman Joins DHX as Territory Manager

Thom Chapman, former VP of Business Development and Sales at Toonbox Entertainment, is DHX Media’s new territory manager. Reporting to DHX Media’s SVP Distribution Josh Scherba, ... Continue Reading →
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U.S. Toon Veteran Casemiro Is Marathon’s New Kids CCO

French studio Marathon Media has hired American animation veteran Eryk Casemiro as its Chief Creative Officer, Kids. Casemiro who recently relocated to Paris, reports directly to Vincent ... Continue Reading →
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Development President Marjorie Cohn Quits Nickelodeon

Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president of content development, is leaving the cabler. Nickelodeon Group president Cyma Zarghami announced her departure in a company-wide email on ... Continue Reading →
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Corsaro Hired as Fandango’s New VP of Content

Kick Buttowksi‘s dad is the new head of content and creative at Fandango. The movie site has hired Sandro Corsaro, the creator of Disney XD’s animated series Kick Buttowksi: ... Continue Reading →