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‘Your Name.’ Producer Launches New Label STORY Co.

Genki Kawamura — who produced Makoto Shinkai’s multi-award-winning feature Your Name. (ComiX Wave) and Nobuyuki Takeuchi’s Fireworks (Shaft), recently picked up by GKIDS — ... Continue Reading →
Drawn to Purpose

Library of Congress Book Celebrates Women in Cartooning & Illustration

The US Library of Congress has teamed with University Press of Mississippi to publish a new book surveying the (often neglected) artistic achievements of women in cartooning and illustration. ... Continue Reading →
Steward Burris

JAMM Hires Steward Burris as Animation Supervisor

Santa Monica-based creative visual effects studio JAMM has hired on animation veteran and longtime collaborator Steward Burris as Animation Supervisor. Burris has been working with ... Continue Reading →
Darla K. Anderson

Coco’ Producer Darla Anderson Exits Pixar

Darla K. Anderson, one of the top and few women producers at Pixar is leaving the company. Anderson, who just won an Oscar for Coco last week, is pursuing other creative and philanthropic ... Continue Reading →
Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau Tapped as Writer/EP for Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series

StarWars.com revealed that Lucasfilm has signed Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer ... Continue Reading →
Maura Regan

Maura Regan Named President of LIMA

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) announced that Maura Regan has been named President of the organization effective July 1. She will succeed current ... Continue Reading →
David Ogden Stiers

Actor David Ogden Stiers, Voice of Cogsworth, Dies Age 75

David Ogden Stiers, a three-time Emmy-nominated actor and voice actor known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H* and iconic Disney animation characters like ... Continue Reading →
Thierry Braille

Interactive & Games Pro Thierry Braille Joins Cyber Group Studios

Paris-based producer/distributor Cyber Group Studios announced Thursday it has brought Thierry Braille on board to run its new interactive division, as of January 1. Braille was formerly ... Continue Reading →
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Skydance Media Names Leadership for Growing Animation Studio

Having recently announced that Nathan Greno has been tapped to direct its upcoming animated feature Powerless, Skydance Media has now named several key additions to the executive team ... Continue Reading →
Kelly Betz

Kelly Betz Named CFO of DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Animation has named Kelly Betz Chief Financial Officer. The appointment, effective immediately, was jointly announced by Margie Cohn, President of DreamWorks Animation Television ... Continue Reading →