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Technicolor Adds Sean Mullen, David Kern in Expansion

Technicolor is expanding its animation and games division with the appointment of Sean Mullen as creative director and David Kern as games technical director. Mullen and Kern will be ... Continue Reading →
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Kelly Salmon Named HouseSpecial Northeast Rep

Portland, Oregon animated content production studio HouseSpecial (formerly LAIKA/house) has entered a new partnership with Kelly Salmon, owner of indie New York-based firm Hunt & ... Continue Reading →
George Coe

George Coe, Voice of ‘Archer’s Woodhouse, Dies at 86

Voice actor George Coe, whose extensive credits include voicing Woodhouse on the FX animated series Archer, died July 18. He was 86. FX released the following tribute to the actor: Coe ... Continue Reading →
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James Stephenson Named Nick SVP Animation & Games

Nickelodeon has appointed James Stephenson to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Animation and Games — adding animation production and development to his current ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Opens Scholarship Submissions

Nickelodeon and national non-profit Get Schooled (co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom) are giving one skilled, innovative young animator the chance to win ... Continue Reading →
Janet Hsu

Janet Hsu Named Saban Brands CEO

Saban Brands has named Janet Hsu as its first-ever Chief Creative Officer, effective August 17. Hsu currently serves as president & COO of global lifestyle brand Sanrio, Inc. of ... Continue Reading →
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Toei MD Hiroyuki Kinoshita Dies

Anime News Network has reported that according to the online version of Japanese media trade paper Bunka Tsushin, Toei Animation’s managing director Hiroyuki Kinoshita died earlier ... Continue Reading →
Emily Whinnett

Emily Whinnett Appointed VP Creative for Cake

London-based Cake has appointed Chapman Entertainment’s former director of production & development Emily Whinnett as its new VP – Creative. Whinnett will work closely ... Continue Reading →
Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez Gives Online Q&A Saturday

Mexican animator, filmmaker and director Jorge Gutierrez — the visionary mind behind Reel FX’s The Book of Life and TV series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera — ... Continue Reading →
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Portland’s Bent Inks Two-Year Production Pact

Producer Trever Stewart has signed a two-year production deal with Portland, Oregon-based Bent Image Lab, bringing his slate of animation projects to the rapidly growing Pacific Northwest ... Continue Reading →
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