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Comedy Central president Doug Herzog has stepped up to take over as head of Spike TV following this week’s departure of Albie Hecht, the former president of film and television entertainment for Nickelodeon. Pulling double duty, Herzog will continue to oversee Comedy Central while handling Spike. Despite a concerted effort [...]
Reuters reports that Walt Disney Co. chairman George Mitchell has told analysts that the company would appoint a new CEO no later than June of this year. After the past few tumultuous years, Michael Eisner is stepping down from the post in September of 2006, having already been stripped of [...]
Citing creative differences, Spike TV president Albie Hecht yesterday announced his resignation from the post. The former president of film and television entertainment for Nickelodeon was instrumental of rebranding floundering cable outlet TNN into Spike, "the first network for men" and home to such high-profile animated series as Stan Lee’s [...]
Andy Jones, who directed the Animatrix segment The Final Flight of the Osiris and served as Digital Domain’s animation director on 20th Century Fox’s I, Robot, is joining Sony Pictures Imageworks. Jones joins an impressive team of animation directors and supervisors that includes David Schaub, Spencer Cook, Sean Mullen, Troy [...]
Daily Variety reports that Peter Voelkle has stepped down from his CEO gig at Munich-based independent children’s television broadcaster TV-Loonland AG. Effective immediately, the move makes way for Selma Behlueloglu, head of finance and controlling, to take over as CEO. The trade says that Voelkle wants to work in a [...]
The Associated Press reports that comic-book publisher Marvel Enterprises Inc. was ordered to fork over 10% of profits earned since 1998 to Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other famous Marvel superheroes. Marvel will reportedly appeal the decision handed down Wednesday by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District [...]
Steven Ching, CEO of Agogo Hong Kong, announced the selection of Jan Nagel, marketing consultant and president of Women In Animation International, to represent Agogo and its Animation Services in the U.S. The addition of Nagel to its ranks was an effort to expand Agogo’s representation for its services and [...]
Cookie Jar Ent., the programming and licensing arm of The Cookie Jar Group (formerly Cinar Corp.), has promoted Kelly Elwood from VP of marketing licensing to senior VP of marketing. Working out of Cookie Jar’s Toronto offices, Elwood will oversee the company’s expanding industry and consumer brand marketing and provide [...]
Following CEO Michael Eisner’s removal from the post of chairman of the board of the Walt Disney Co., the board has voted to officially separate the offices of chairman and CEO, according to The Associated Press. The measure was taken in response to a shareholder proposal demanding the permanent split. [...]
The comic book community is mourning the loss of another legend. The Associated Press reports that Will Eisner, creator of the innovative and popular 1940s adult-aimed crime comic, The Spirit, has died at the age of 87. The artist suffered complications from last month’s quadruple bypass heart surgery and passed [...]