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VIZ Names Brad Woods Chief Marketing Officer

VIZ Media has appointed Brad Woods to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. The seasoned entertainment exec will be responsible for developing a range of marketing and product strategies ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Names Leslie Ferraro Consumer Products Prez

Leslie Ferraro, formerly an EVP in the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division, has been appointed President of Disney Consumer Products, effective immediately. Ferraro takes over from ... Continue Reading →
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Patrick Osborne to Deliver Cogswell Commencement Address

Sunnyvale, Calif.’s Cogswell College will host Academy Award-winning animation director Patrick Osborne (Feast) during the school’s commencement ceremonies on May 16. Osborne will ... Continue Reading →
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Wilson Out as Head of CBC Children’s Content

Kim Wilson has left her job as the longtime head of children’s content at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Wilson had been in charge of children’s content for the CBC since 2001. ... Continue Reading →
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Michel Besner Tapped as Toon Boom Prez

Toon Boom Animation has appointed Michel Besner as President, effective immediately. Besner joins the 2D animation and storyboarding software company from Meltwater, bringing over 20 ... Continue Reading →
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Milind Shinde Named Assemblage COO

A.K. Madhavan’s freshman animation studio Assemblage Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. has hired on industry veteran Milind D. Shinde as Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Receive Texas Avery Award

Reel FX, the Texan studio behind the Golden Globe-nominated The Book of Life, has presented the 9th annual “Texas” Avery Animation Award to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, ... Continue Reading →
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Disneyland Producer Greg Smith Dies

Greg Smith, who for nearly three decades helped produce special live entertainment for Anaheim, California’s iconic Disneyland theme park, died March 12 from complications of lung ... Continue Reading →
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Chinese Animation Legend Ma Kexuan Dies

Chinese animation fans who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s are mourning the passing of national animation trailblazer Ma Kexuan, the artist and director who was the driving force behind ... Continue Reading →