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Aaron Lyle has been named the new academic director of media arts and animation at The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Art Institute, Lyle worked as a project manager at Super Color, in the post-production and design dept. at Presentation Media and oversaw digital imaging [...]
Famed animation designer/comic strip artist Gene Hazleton passed away on April 6, 2005 at age 85. Born in 1919, Wesley "Gene" Hazelton began an extensive and diverse career in his teens as an assistant to Jimmy Halto, working on the popular newspaper panel They’ll Do It Every Time. He jumped [...]
Nelvana announced some key changes to its international sales division team on Monday: Emanuel Petry assumes a new role in the company as she will begin overseeing European development and international co-production after spending 13 years as head of international sales. Nelvana has also promoted Lynn Chadwick to VP of [...]
Last week, we posted part one of our recent interview with Henry Selick, a respected director of animated films who is now helming a slate of projects for Vinton Studios. One of those works in progress is the highly anticipated Coraline, an animated feature based on the Neil Gaiman fantasy [...]
Independent children’s entertainment company DIC Ent. has promoted Jedd Gold to VP of Marketing. Reporting to DIC Ent. president Brad Brooks, Gold will oversee all marketing and promotional initiatives for DIC, including marketing strategies for the company’s Strawberry Shortcake and Trollz brands. In the new role, Gold will be responsible [...]
PorchLight Entertainment has tapped Caren Shalek to serve as senior VP, consumer products with instructions to build an expanded consumer product representation business focusing on children’s and family brands, COO William Baumann announced. Shalek will open PorchLight’s first New York office, launching from a base of established properties such as [...]
Reuters reports that DreamWorks Animation topper Jeffrey Katzenberg addressed analysts and investors at a media conference in New York yesterday, suggesting that Pixar is his studio’s only major competition. The former Disney chief made statements that dismissed the notion that a glut of upcoming CG toons could pose a threat [...]
As Disney tries to resume talks with animation powerhouse Pixar, the studio says goodbye to Miramax co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein. It was announced yesterday evening that the entities have reached a mutual agreement to dissolve their lucrative partnership, which has spawned a number of hit films including Robert Rodriquez’s [...]
Gail Berman, who last week unexpectedly quit her job as entertainment president at the Fox Broadcasting Co., has been appointed president of Paramount Pictures. Reporting to chairman and CEO Brad Grey, Berman will be responsible for development, budgeting, casting and production of films at Paramount Pictures, which released such animated [...]
Following Gail Berman’s abrupt exit to head up creative efforts at Paramount, Peter Liguori has been named president of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The former president and CEO of Fox’s burgeoning FX cable network will be responsible for all program development and scheduling for Fox, home to the [...]