Cookie Jar Reaches into South Korea

Cookie Jar Group is opening an office in South Korea and naming C.J. Lee as VP of distribution. Lee will focus on development and production opportunities for the company in South Korea ... Continue Reading →

Intravartolo Heads to Prime Focus

Mark Intravartolo has been joined Prime Focus as creative director for North America. He will be charged with expanding the company’s services, team and clientn bases in television ... Continue Reading →

Press Named Exec Producer at Zoic

Visual effects and production company Zoic Studios has hired veteran VFX producer Erik Press as an executive producer. Press previously was executive producer of CBS Digital, producing ... Continue Reading →

Disney Distribution Chief Zoradi Resigns

Mark Zoradi has resigned as president of the Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Group, the latest in a series of longtime studio executives to leave the studio in recent months. Zoradi, ... Continue Reading →

Raksis Named New LAIKA CFO

Gary Raksis, former head of strategic planning and corporate finance for DreamWorks Animation, has joined LAIKA as chief financial officer. Raksis will be in charge of business operations ... Continue Reading →

Simon Mowbray Settles Down at Ntropic

Visual-effects house Ntropic has hired former Radium co-founder Simon Mowbray as creative director and visual effects supervisor. Mowbray’s resume includes positions at Softimage, ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Counsel Kendrick Departing

Katherine Kendrick will leave her job as general counsel for DreamWorks Animation when her contract with the studio expires at the end of the year. Kendrick has been with DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →

Hasbro Taps TV Vet Samuels as Executive Producer

Former CBS and NBC executive Kathy Samuels is joining Hasbro Studios as executive producer. Samuels’ previous job was senior VP at CBS Television Distribution Group, where she ... Continue Reading →

A Dug’s Life: Ronnie del Carmen Chats About His New Pixar Short

Just in time for the November 10 release of Disney/Pixar’s much-loved feature Up on DVD and Blu-ray, we had the chance to chat with acclaimed story supervisor and storyboard ... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con Founder Shel Dorf Dies

Shel Dorf, a major figure in founding and organizing the annual San Diego Comic-Con, died Nov. 3 at the age of 76. A lifelong fan of comic strips, comic books and their creators, Dorf ... Continue Reading →