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VIZ Debuts Miyazaki Memoir ‘Turning Point’

VIZ Media will release a new collection of essays, interviews, memoirs and illustrations by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. The new title, Turning Point: 1997-2008 (a follow up to ... Continue Reading →
Trent Locke

Locke Takes Exec Job at Portfolio

Veteran industry finance and business executive Trent Locke has been appointed VP of finance and chief operating officer of Toronto-based Portfolio Entertainment. Formerly VP of business ... Continue Reading →
Jimmy Murakami

Remembering Jimmy Murakami

Every superhero has an origin story. As animators, however, we’re stuck firmly in the human world, but each of us can point to an event that shaped our lives, and pushed us down ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor Appoints Digital Execs

Technicolor appointed two new digital entertainment executives, with Tim Sarnoff named president of production services and Claude Gagnon taking on the role of senior VP content solutions ... Continue Reading →
Stuart Snyder

Stuart Snyder Announces Turner Departure

Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of the Turner Animation group that oversees Cartoon Network, is leaving the network at the end of March. According to a report in ... Continue Reading →
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Aguirre-Sacasa Joins Archie, Recruits ‘Girls’ Dunham

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, whose credits range from writing comics for Marvel and Archie to working on the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the TV series Glee and ... Continue Reading →
Audrey Diehl

Diehl Named Nick’s VP Animation Development

Audrey Diehl has been promoted to VP of animation development for Nickelodeon Group, the network announced today. Diehl’s promotion from executive director of development to the ... Continue Reading →
Jim Babcock

Adult Swim Names Jim Babcock Marketing Veep

Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media division has announced that Jim Babcock has been promoted to Vice President, Consumer Marketing for Adult ... Continue Reading →
Jimmy Murakami

Irish Animation Icon Murakami Dies

Jimmy Murakami, one of the founding fathers of Irish animation, died Sunday morning after a brief illness, according to a report from the Irish Film & Television Network. He was ... Continue Reading →
David Michel

Marathon’s David Michel Steps Down

Zodiak Media has announce that David Michel, co-founder and General Manager of its studio Marathon Media, will be vacating the position, effective March 31. Michel co-created and co-produced ... Continue Reading →