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Little Airplane Ups Brown to VP Production and Operations

Little Airplane Productions has promoted Tom Brown from head of production to VP of production and operations. Brown joined the company in 2002, working first as an assistant director ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont-Alphanim Adds Dhrami to Exec Team

French animation company Gaumont-Alphanim has named Marc Dhrami, formerly of Millimages, its head of production financing and co-productions. Dhrami joined the company on Jan. 3 and ... Continue Reading →
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Joe D’Ambrosia Joins Disney Jr. as VP of Programming

Veteran children’s television creator Joe D’Ambrosia has been named VP of programming for Disney Junior. D’Ambrosia will oversee production and programming strategies, ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, co-directors of ‘The Gruffalo’

This month, we catch up with the talanted team of Jakob Schuh and Max Lang who co-directed the acclaimed Studio Soi/BBC animated special The Gruffalo, which as received numerous awards ... Continue Reading →
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Kahn Steps Down as Head of 4Kids Entertainment

Alfred Kahn has retired as chairman and CEO of financially troubled 4Kids Entertainment, effective immediately. Michael Goldstein will serve as interim chairman while the company searches ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Promotes Damaschke to CCO

DreamWorks Animation has promoted executive Bill Damaschke to the post of chief creative officer, reports Variety. Damaschke previously was co-president of production for feature animation, ... Continue Reading →
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VES Re-Signs Exec Director Roth Through 2013

Eric Roth is staying on as executive director of the Visual Effects Society Roth, who has been executive director of the group since 2004, is now set to stay in the job through December ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Ups Alonso to Editor in Chief

Marvel Entertainment has promoted Axel Alonso to the position of editor in chief of its publishing division, which includes comic books. Alonso will oversee all aspects of Marvel’s ... Continue Reading →
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VFX model-making pioneer Grant McCune dies

Grant McCune, a pioneer in model-making for visual effects who won an Oscar for his work on the original Star Wars, has died at the age of 67. McCune crafted models for many of the ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Names Three to Diverse Writing Fellowship

Nickelodeon has chosen three writers to join its 11th annual fellowship for diverse writers. The program offers participants hands-on writing experience on the channel’s live-action ... Continue Reading →