Laura Laas

Laura Laas Appointed VP Animation TV Sales at Gaumont

LA- and Paris-based entertainment mainstay Gaumont has appointed Laura Laas as Vice President, International TV Sales, Animation. Charged with selling the company’s TV toon slate ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Sallis, Voice of Aardman’s ‘Wallace,’ Dies Age 96

British actor Peter Sallis, a prolific performer who provided the voice of Wallace for Aardman Animations’ popular Wallace & Gromit franchise, died in his home at Denville ... Continue Reading →
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Blindraw Challenge Connects Creativity and Compassion

A new viral campaign to raise awareness and critically necessary funds to aid the people affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, especially kids, officially kicked off in honor of International ... Continue Reading →
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CG Supe Gabriel Portnof, Ad Creative Director Jordi Bares Join Framestore

Framestore has announced a couple key appointments to two of its internationally dispersed offices this week. Joining the New York facility as CG Supervisor is DreamWorks veteran Gabriel ... Continue Reading →
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Arnaud Réguillet Named Head of Operations at Vanilla Seed

Arnaud Réguillet has joined French studio Vanilla Seed in Angoulême to head its operations and commercial development. Working closely in support of studio director François Perreau, ... Continue Reading →
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Simon Hall Departs CHF, New Exec Committee in Place

Family entertainment firm CHF Media Group Ltd. announces that Simon Hall has stepped down as Managing Director, having held the post since the Group’s formation in 2011. While he ... Continue Reading →
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Global Talent-Hungry UK VFX Industry Opposes Conservative Manifesto

Per the UK Screen Alliance, employers in the nation’s visual effects industry have voiced opposition to the proposal in the Conservative Party’s manifesto to double the Immigration ... Continue Reading →
Morgann Favennec

Morgann Favennec Joins Xilam as EVP Development & Global Sales

Morgann Favennec, a 20-year veteran of the global audiovisual market,  has been tapped by Xilam Animation as its new Executive Vice President of Development and Global Sales, effective ... Continue Reading →
Floyd Norman

Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Be Honored with Ford Freedom Award

The 19th Annual Ford Freedom Award ceremony will put the spotlight on veteran Disney animator Floyd Norman next Monday, May 22. Norman, a Ford Freedom Scholar, will be in attendance ... Continue Reading →
Brad Grey

Former Paramount Chairman Brad Grey Dies Age 59

Just months after his resignation in February, the family of former Paramount Pictures chairman Brad Grey has shared that the Hollywood luminary died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles, ... Continue Reading →