Ex-Teletoon Exec Levesque Joins Sardine

Madeleine Levesque, the former head of original production at Canada’s Teletoon network, has joined Sardine Productions in Montreal. Levesque will head up Sardine’s development ... Continue Reading →

Family Guy Gets New Runners

Variety reports that longtime Family Guy writers Mark Hentemann and Steve Callaghan have signed separate multi-year overall deals with Fox TV to serve as the program’s new co-showrunners. ... Continue Reading →

Hryniewicz to Oversee U.K. Sales for Rainbow

Italian animation house Rainbow SpA has put industry veteran Lisa Hryniewicz in charge of business development in the U.K. The new focus on the U.K. market will maximize the potential ... Continue Reading →

Sherak Elected as New Academy President

Industry veteran Tom Sherak was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday by the org’s Board of Governors. Sherak succeeds Sid Ganis, who ... Continue Reading →

MacFarlane Criticizes Pixar and DreamWorks Pics

You’ve got to admit it: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane sure knows how to generate major press. Last week, he dropped the huge bombshell that Stewie Griffin was gay in a Playboy ... Continue Reading →

Disney Legend Virginia Davis Dies at 90

We were saddened by the news that Virginia Davis, Walt Disney Studio’s first live-action star, passed away last Saturday at the age of 90. The star of Disney’s 13 popular ... Continue Reading →

Kidz Names New CEO, Expands in Eastern Europe

K.J. Istock has been named the permanent CEO of brand-development and licensing agency Kidz Entertainment/EEMC, one of several staffing changes he company has announces. Istock had ... Continue Reading →

Fabrice O. JoubertDirector, French Roast

Fabrice O. Joubert’s charming CG-animated short French Roast has been receiving numerous festival awards and critical attention over the past few months. In August, the short ... Continue Reading →

Goldsmith Gets Original for Canada’s Family, Disney Playhouse

Michael Goldsmith has been named the new director of original programming for Family Channel and Playhouse Disney Canada by parent company Astral Television Networks, according to Cynopsis. Goldsmith ... Continue Reading →

Hummel Named CEO at Post Logic

Rob Hummel has left his position as president of digital cinema at Dalsa to join DI and film restoration company Post Logic Studios as CEO. Hummel is succeeding Larry Birstock, who ... Continue Reading →