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Rovio’s Mikael Hed Forms Kaiken, Buys TV & Pub Depts.

Mikael Hed, founder and former CEO of Rovio Entertainment (Angry Birds), has formed a new venture focused on animation, digital apps, and publishing: Kaiken Entertainment. The new outfit, ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Pyne Departing Disney Media Distribution

After 25 years with the company, Ben Pyne has announced his plans to step away from his post as President of Disney Media Distribution. Pyne will continue to fill the role he’s held ... Continue Reading →
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Valerie Meraz Upped to SVP Acquisitions for Turner Nets

Turner announced the promotion of Valerie Meraz to the post of Senior Vice President, Content Acquisitions & Strategy for the broadcasting giant’s entertainment networks. Based ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Foundation Receives $250k Gift from Walmart

AMPAS announced that 89th Oscars sponsor Walmart has gifted $250,000 to the Academy Foundation in support of its educational outreach initiatives. The donative will all the Academy ... Continue Reading →
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Founder & CEO Brian Robbins Departing AwesomenessTV

After five years of rapid growth and shifting shareholder ownerships, AwesomenessTV’s co-founder and CEO Brian Robbins has announced he is leaving the multi-channel network, Deadline ... Continue Reading →
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CEO Brad Grey Departing Paramount Pictures

Brad Grey is stepping down from his role as Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, but will remain for a time to support a transition to new leadership. Viacom President & CEO ... Continue Reading →
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Farshid Almassizadeh Named SPYR Chief Strategic Advisor

SPYR, Inc. — a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in the mobile game and app development/publishing industry (as well as restaurants) has hired on Farshid Almassizadeh ... Continue Reading →
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Will Mahmood Named Head of Strategy at DHX’s WildBrain

Leading online kids’ network and AVOD expert WildBrain has appointed senior executive Will Mahmood to the newly created position of Head of Strategy. Mahmood will focus on helping ... Continue Reading →
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Floyd Norman & Leo Sullivan to Lead New Punch Animation

Punch TV Studios is expanding its media endeavors by unveiling its latest division: Punch Animation, Inc. The studio will focus on developing animated series and movies for syndication ... Continue Reading →
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Up to 10% of Jobs May Be Cut at Restructuring Rovio Animation

Rovio Entertainment, creator of the hit Angry Birds mobile game, entertainment and licensing franchise, may eliminate up to 35 jobs or nearly 10% of total employees as it restructures ... Continue Reading →