Taylor Upped at Nick Animation

Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has promoted 11-year Nick veteran Mark Taylor to senior VP and general manager of Nickelodeon Animation Studio. Reporting to Brown Johnson, president ... Continue Reading →

Eric Fogel, Creator of Celebrity Deathmatch, Starveillance and Anton & Crapbag

Having employed stop-motion animation to mutilate celebrities in the ring with MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch and skewer them on their home turf with E!’s Starveillance, Eric ... Continue Reading →

Heroes Needed!

Emru Townsend, founding editor of fps magazine and an active member of the animation community, was recently diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia and is in need of a bone marrow ... Continue Reading →

Bostick Co-Heads Walden Media

Michael Bostick has been named Co-CEO of Walden Media, which has produced such vfx-driven fantasy films as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bridge to ... Continue Reading →

Schwartz Heads Development at DreamWorks Ani

DreamWorks Animation SKG has named Alex Schwartz head of development, responsible for overseeing the development of all projects at the toon factory. She fills the position vacated ... Continue Reading →

Promising Pixar Artist Dies at 27

Justin Wright, a 27-year-old storyboard artist at Pixar, has died from a heart attack, according to various online sources. The young storyboard artist’s credits at Pixar include ... Continue Reading →

Arthur C. Clarke Dies

Famed science-fiction writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke passed away Wednesday at the age of 90. Among his many accomplishments was co-writing the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick’s ... Continue Reading →

Porchlight’s Jones Heads Home Entertainment

PorchLight Ent. has promoted Gary Jones to president of PorchLight Home Entertainment (PHE). The appointment will serve the company’s focus on growing into the home entertainment ... Continue Reading →

Van Sabben Named President at NatGeo Int’l

Maurice van Sabben has been appointed president of National Geographic Television International (NGTI) and will join the London-based office on the first of April. Reporting into Edward ... Continue Reading →

Landau Leaves Sony

Yair Landau, president of Sony Pictures Digital, is leaving the company after 17 years. Having established Sony Pictures Animation, he is planning to start up his own games and animation ... Continue Reading →