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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 [...]
Happy birthday wishes to cartoon legend Joseph Barbera, who founded famed cartoon studio Hanna-Barbera Prods. with William Hanna in 1944. Barbera is 94 today. Working for MGM, Barbera and Hanna created the beloved cat-and-mouse team of Tom and Jerry in 1940. While the theatrical shorts won numerous Academy Awards, it [...]
Rob Simmons, CFO of animation house Studio B, will take on new responsibilities in the company’s newly created general manager position. In addition to his CFO duties, he will manage the financial and day-to-day components of the business, allowing Studio B partners Blair Peters and Chris Bartle to focus on [...]
Jeff Farnath, CEO of Portland, Oregon-based animation house Vinton Studios, will be stepping down immediately following a breakdown in contract renewal negotiations. The amicable split was announced today by Vinton Studios owner and board chairman Phil Knight. Farnath joined Vinton Studios as CFO in 2000, and became CEO in the [...]
Catherine Powell has been appointed sales director, UK and Ireland, for Buena Vista International Television (BVITV). Effective April 1, the move puts Powell in charge of U.K. free and pay TV distribution of BVITV’s portfolio, which includes the ABC series Desperate Housewives and Lost, as well as Jetix Saturday morning [...]
Walt Disney Branded Television has promoted James Neal to VP of programming for Disney Channel U.K. The former programming and commissioning director will be responsible for leading the programming teams for Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney and Toon Disney, and will oversee the program planning of general entertainment channel abc1. Neal [...]