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Nikki Reed, a former VP of original series for Disney Channel and Disney XD, has joined The Hub in the role of senior VP of programming and development. In her new post, she will oversee the planning, directing and execution of the programming strategy for the network, a joint venture [...]
Jon V. Peters, CEO and founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. I am thrilled to play a more integral role in the Northern California Visual Effects Society,” says Peters. “I am looking forward to helping our [...]
Financiers Howard Silverman and Neil Grossman have invested in animation producer Cosmic Toast Studios, folding it and several other companies under the umbrella Toast & Jam Holdings. Folding into Toast & Jam are the five year old, full-service animation company, Cosmic Toast Studios; the film finance, acquisitions, production and distribution [...]
DHX Media has appointed Peter Byrne as the new CEO of its wholly owned licensing company, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group. CPLG has a renowned reputation in the licensing business, managing the licensing and merchandising rights for some of the leading entertainment, sports and consumer goods brands, including clients such as [...]
Leading pre-visualization house Proof Inc. has hired Katie Wells as executive producer. Wells will manage the company’s ongoing expansion and work closely with visual effects supervisors and producers, as well as commercial clients. Her work will involve tailoring Proof’s services to define and enhance creative content, define the technical needs of [...]
Most animation aficionados have a soft spot for Studio Ghibli founder and animation master Hayao Miyazaki’s works—some would even be hard pressed to pick a favorite out of the director’s timeless library of anime classics. However, an ambitious polling website called Research Panel put this challenging question to over 130,000 [...]
We were saddened to hear of the passing of influential British animator Bob Godfrey on Friday (Feb. 22). The 91-year-old animator was best known for creating the popular animated series Roobarb (with writer George Calveley) and for award-winning shorts such as Kama Sutra Rides Again (1972) and Great (1975). Born [...]
Special effects pioneer Petro Vlahos passed away at 96 on February 10. Vlahos, who improved the composite-image process known as the blue-screen effect for the 1959 epic Ben Hur also set new standards in special effects in the memorable Dick Van Dyke dancing with the penguins in Disney’s 1964 feature [...]
A couple of days ago, we had the chance to catch up with Timothy Reckart, the young animator who wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated stop-motion short Head Over Heels. The project, which centers on the troubled marriage between a woman who lives on the ceiling and her husband who lives [...]
Laguna College of Art & Design has announced the Animation Master Class for Summer 2013 will feature stop-motion maestro Stephen Chiodo (Vincent, Team America, Elf, The Simpsons, Killer Klowns from Outer Space). The workshop will be held for 12 consecutive Saturdays at LCAD’s Animation Department in Laguna Beach, California, May [...]