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Rupert Gavin, the former chief executive of BBC Worldwide, has joined children’s animation outfit Contender Entertainment Group as non-executive chairman. Gavin will assist Contender in its goal of doubling its share of the U.K.’s DVD market and expanding its property base. Tractor Tom and Peppa Pig are among the toons [...]
After more than two decades with Lucas Digital, company president Jim Morris is stepping down to pursue a career as a creative producer for computer-animated movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Morris served as general manager of ILM for 13 years and president of Lucas Digital for 11 years. While [...]
DIC Ent. has appointed Hasbro veteran Michael Verrecchia to the position of senior VP of Marketing. The announcement was made by DIC Ent. president Brad Brooks. In his new position, Verrecchia will oversee all marketing and promotional initiatives for DIC, including marketing strategies for such brands as Strawberry Shortcake and [...]
Eat your heart out, Tron Man. There’s an anime fan in Alaska who is certain to win the prize for best Halloween costume when he finishes building his real-life, 18 foot-tall mecha suit. If science fiction has predicted the advent of space travel, the laser beam, robotics and cloning, is [...]
Marc Buhaj has been appointed VP of programming and scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. In his new role, Buhaj will direct all aspects of programming for the two networks, including scheduling, on-air event planning and program operations. Working out of Cartoon Network’s Atlanta offices, he will report directly to [...]
It is with great sadness that we at Animation Magazine report the death of Alexandra Tholance, who succumbed to cancer on Nov. 7. Even as she faced her illness, she continued to fight for animation and will be missed by the animation community throughout the world. Tholance was, for the [...]
Jenny Fulle has been upped to exec VP of production and exec producer for award-winning visual effects and digital character animation company, Sony Pictures Imageworks. Since joining Imageworks in 1997 as senior VP of production and exec producer, Fulle has managed the company’s corps of producers and served as executive [...]
Sherry Lansing, chairman of the Paramount Motion Picture Group, is stepping down when her contract expires at the end of 2005. Until then, she will continue in her current role and assist the company in selecting a successor. Lansing was named Chairman of the Paramount Motion Picture Group in November [...]
For Southern California comic book aficionados, Golden Apple Comics has been a mecca, but the franchise will also stand as a shrine to founder Bill Liebowitz, who died from illness Wednesday at the age of 63. With locations in Hollywood and Northridge, Golden Apple is celebrating its 25th anniversary this [...]
Star Wars creator George Lucas has been selected by Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute (AFI) to receive the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award. The honor will be bestowed upon the famed filmmaker at a gala tribute in Los Angeles in June of 2005. USA Network will broadcast [...]