Freston Joins DreamWorks Animation Board

Former Viacom president and CEO Tom Freston has been elected to the board of directors at DreamWorks Animation SKG. He will work closely with CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and other principals ... Continue Reading →

Bisner Shines as Porchlight’s New VP

L.A.-based Porchlight Entertainment has tapped Brenda Bisner as its new VP of children’s programming acquisitions. In this newly created position, Bisner will oversee acquisition ... Continue Reading →

Paul Dini’s the Man for Gatchaman

Warner Bros. Animation veteran Paul Dini’whose amazing credits include Batman: the Animated Series, Superman, Batman Beyond, Duck Dodgers and the ABC series Lost‘has been ... Continue Reading →

Dalch Is Drawn to Classic Media

Lara Dalch has been tapped as Classic Media’s senior director of brand development and promotions, North America. She will oversee brand partnerships and promotions for the New ... Continue Reading →

Miller Heads U.S. Toon Production for Atlantyca

Italian publishing and production company Atlantyca Ent. has appointed entertainment production and development exec Karen K. Miller to oversee its U.S.-based animation production operations. ... Continue Reading →

LAIKA’s Knight Upped to VP of Animation

Animator Travis Knight has been promoted to VP of animation at LAIKA Inc., the Portland-based animation studio owned by his father, Nike co-founder Phil Knight. In addition, former ... Continue Reading →

O’Reilly Takes Reins at Rainmaker VFX

Visual Effects producer Marianne O’Reilly has been upped to president of Vancouver-based Rainmaker Visual Effects. Rainmaker Ent. CEO Warren Franklin has also announced the promotions ... Continue Reading →

Owen Wilson Hospitalized

Owen Wilson, who lent his voice to the role of Lightning McQueen in Disney/Pixar’s Cars, was taken to a hospital in Santa Monica Sunday night and is said to be in critical condition. ... Continue Reading →

Bay Backtracks on Transformers 2

Following Monday’s announcement that DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures were exclusively backing the HD-DVD format, Transformers director Michael Bay posted a blog entry saying ... Continue Reading →

Family of Slain Animator Speaks Out

The family of Paul Boyd, the 39-year-old Canadian animator who was gunned down by police on Aug. 13, has released a statement to the media in an effort to let people know who Paul was ... Continue Reading →