One Week Left to Apply for WIA Mentorship

Women In Animation is accepting applications for their 2015-2016 Mentorship Program — mentor and mentee applications can be submitted online until September 13, 2015. Designed ... Continue Reading →

Daniel McClure Appointed Prez for Bron Re-Org

The Bron group of companies based in Vancouver, Canada — Bron Studios, its genre label The Realm, Bron Releasing, Bron Animation and affiliate companies — have reorganized ... Continue Reading →

Torill Kove Receives Norway’s Top Cultural Prize

Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada animator Torill Kove receives the coveted Anders Jahre Prize for the Arts in her native Norway on September 3. The nation’s most revered ... Continue Reading →

Shout! Promotes Four Veteran Execs

Shout! Factory has promoted four of its veteran executives: David McIntosh to Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Digital Distribution; Melissa Boag to Senior Vice President ... Continue Reading →

Animation Guild Ratifies Contract

Members of Animation Guild have ratified a new three-year contract with management with an overwhelming voter majority. The deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ... Continue Reading →

Sony TV’s Kaplan Named NATPE Chairman

Andy Kaplan, presented of Sony Pictures Television Worldwide Networks, has been elected chairman of the board of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). The ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →
António Gaio

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 →