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One Animation Appoints Bettina Koeckler EVP Consumer Products

One Animation has appointed Bettina Koeckler as EVP Global Consumer Products and Licensing to lead the business as it begins an ambitious new push. The role has been created in response ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Vet Heather Walker Buys Yowza! Animation

Heather Walk, executive producer and established industry veteran, has purchased Yowza! Animation from founder Claude Chiasson. Established in 1996, Yowza! has built a reputation on ... Continue Reading →
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Dan Meth Named Artist-in-Residence at KLIK!

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival has named award-winning cartoonist and animation director Dan Meth as its artist-in-residence for 2016. In this solemn duty, Meth will create animations ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supe Eric Gambini, Two More Join FuseFX

FuseFX Vancouver announces the arrival of fresh talent to its ranks, with VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini coming on board along with VFX Producer Graeme Marshall and CG Supervisor Adam ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Hires, Promotions & Departures

+ Glasgow-based Axis CG studio — which provides animation for video game, film and TV projects like its VES Award-nominated Halo 5: Guardians cinematic — has appointed Jon ... Continue Reading →
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Elie Dekel Tapped to Guide ‘MST3K’ Licensing Worldwide

Satellite of Love LLC — in partnership with Shout! Factory and series creator Joel Hodgson — has hired on former Saban Brands president Elie Dekel as strategic brand advisor ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Katzenberg Receives First Annecy Golden Ticket

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art and industry of animation, the organizers of the Annecy Film Festival presented DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Continue Reading →
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Jeremy Whitham Named Dev Director at Shout!

Shout! Factory has appointed industry vet Jeremy Whitham as Development Director, a newly created role that expands Shout!’s development and production team. The announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Content Prez Russell Hicks Exits

Russell Hicks has stepped down as President, Content Development and Production for the Nickelodeon Group, Deadline reports. Hicks had been at Nickelodeon for 18 years and apparently ... Continue Reading →