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NBCU’s Sprout Appoints Three New Executives

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network Sprout has named three industry veterans to key executive roles. Chanon Cook, Dea Connick Perez and Shane Lindley ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoonist Zunar to Sue Malaysian Police over Arrests

Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, is planning to sue police for “injustice” following his arrest last month, which resulted in a call ... Continue Reading →
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Vanessa Shapiro Named Gaumont TV Distribution Prez

Experienced television executive Vanessa Shapiro has been appointed as President of Worldwide Distribution at Gaumont Television; Vice CEO Christophe Riandee made the announcement Wednesday. ... Continue Reading →
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Richard Goldsmith to Lead LA Cyber Group Subsidiary

Cyber Group Studios is extending and globalizing its France-based operations with the opening of its North American subsidiary, located in Los Angeles. Veteran kids’ entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Tyrus Wong Dies at 106

Tyrus Wong, one of the most celebrated Chinese-American artists in US history and the driving force behind the design of Walt Disney’s Bambi (1942), died Friday, December 30 at ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Star Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

Actor, author and screenwriter Carrie Fisher — known worldwide as the iconic Princess Leia (and now, General Organa) of Star Wars — died in Los Angeles on December 27 after ... Continue Reading →
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Mireille Soria Vacates DreamWorks Animation Co-Presidency

Mireille Soria is stepping out of her office as co-President of DreamWorks Animation, a post which she has held alongside Bonnie Arnold since the studio’s post-Comcast buy restructuring ... Continue Reading →
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Gordon Hunt, Voice Director and Acting Coach, Dies at 87

Gordon Hunt, who is credited as recording director on hundreds of TV cartoons, has died. Also highly regarded for his live-action sitcom directing, the multitalented California native ... Continue Reading →