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Melissa Benavides Joins The Sequence Group Melbourne as EP

The Sequence Group has appointed Melissa Benavides as executive producer, bolstering its Melbourne team. Benavides brings a decade of experience across the Australian creative industry ... Continue Reading →
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‘Underdog’ Animator Joe Harris Dies at 89

The advertising artist who brought to life some of the most iconic cartoon characters of the mid-20th century, Joe Harris, died March 26 at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, Deadline ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Names First Faculty Grant Winners

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum has awarded its first annual Faculty Grants to Owen Klatte (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Dave Mauriello (Drexel University). ... Continue Reading →
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Leena Lele Dutta to Lead Sony India Kids’ Net YAY!

Sony Pictures Networks India has tapped Leena Lele Dutta to head its forthcoming children’s entertainment channel, Sony YAY!. As Business Head, SPN Kids Genre, Dutta will put her ... Continue Reading →
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Maki Terashima-Furuta Named President of Production I.G

Japanese animation powerhouse Production I.G announced the promotion of Maki Terashima-Furuta to President of the company. She previously served as Vice President since founding Production ... Continue Reading →
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Kate Phillips Joins Framestore Montreal as Head of Production

Framestore has appointed Kate Phillips as Head of Production, Montreal, charged with supporting the studio’s talent in creating top-notch VFX for feature films, and managing overall ... Continue Reading →
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Liz Laine Reps. Signs Tippett Studio to Roster

Liz Lain Reps, Inc. announces that acclaimed animation and VFX house Tippett Studio (www.tippett.com) has signed on to their roster of varied and talented production companies. “We ... Continue Reading →
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The-Artery Taps Karin Levinson to Head New LA Office

NYC-based art and technology company The-Artery is expanding its operations to the West Coast by opening its first Los Angeles office. Industry veteran Karin Levinson has been named ... Continue Reading →
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BODEGA Taps Bill Hewes to Lead New Animation Division

New York and San Francisco-based content creation and production company BODEGA has launched a new animation division under the leadership of Executive Producer Bill Hewes, who brings ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Gianopulos Tapped to Head Paramount Pictures

Viacom has announced that Jim Gianopulos has been appointed the new Chairman and CEO of its Paramount Pictures, effective April 3. The former Fox head is stepping in for Brad Grey, ... Continue Reading →