Disney Exec Carey Swims to CritterPix

With the Pixar crew moving in to take over Mouse House animation, Walt Disney Picture’s VP of production and technology, John Carey, has made the move to CritterPix Studios. The ... Continue Reading →

VFX Pioneer Demos to Accept Oscar

Digital visual effects pioneer Gary Demos will receive this year’s Gordon E. Sawyer Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Co-founder of the “Motion ... Continue Reading →

McGahey Joins Klasky Csupo’s Feature Unit

Michael McGahey, former VP of Deep River Prods., has joined Hollywood-based toon studio Klasky Csupo as senior VP of feature film development. Meanwhile, Brandon Scott has been upped ... Continue Reading →

Heder Inks Dynamite Deal at Universal

Napoleon Dynamite star and computer animator Jon Heder and his two brothers have signed a first-look development deal with Universal Pictures. The siblings have set up their own shingle, ... Continue Reading →

Philips to Head Production at LAIKA

Animation exec Dan Philips has been hired as VP and head of production for LAIKA Ent., the animation company formerly known as Vinton Studios. Having worked on animated hits for DreamWorks, ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Names New Head of Features

Stephen Moore has been appointed head of features/chief operating officer for Aardman Animations, the Bristol, U.K. studio behind the DreamWorks hits Chicken Run and Wallace & ... Continue Reading →

Borders to Head PDI/DreamWorks

Gloria Borders, former head of post production at Revolution Studios, has joined DreamWorks Animation as head of PDI/DreamWorks, the Redwood City campus where most of the studio’s ... Continue Reading →

Nick Loses Scannell, Restructures

Herb Scannell plans to step down as vice chairman of MTV Networks and president of Nickelodeon Networks. After nearly 20 years with the Viacom networks, Scannell says he is ready to ... Continue Reading →

Buckley in the Marketing Mix at Bakers Man

Bill Buckley has been named chief marketing officer for the Bakers Man family of companies, including animation shop TrueLight Ent., Bakers Man Prods., Bakers Man Technology Group, ... Continue Reading →

Jacobson Takes ILM’s Marketing Reins

Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Industrial Light & Magic has hired vfx industry veteran Joni Jacobson to head its new Los Angeles offices in the newly created role of executive in charge ... Continue Reading →