Miller Heads U.S. Toon Production for Atlantyca

Italian publishing and production company Atlantyca Ent. has appointed entertainment production and development exec Karen K. Miller to oversee its U.S.-based animation production operations. ... Continue Reading →

LAIKA’s Knight Upped to VP of Animation

Animator Travis Knight has been promoted to VP of animation at LAIKA Inc., the Portland-based animation studio owned by his father, Nike co-founder Phil Knight. In addition, former ... Continue Reading →

O’Reilly Takes Reins at Rainmaker VFX

Visual Effects producer Marianne O’Reilly has been upped to president of Vancouver-based Rainmaker Visual Effects. Rainmaker Ent. CEO Warren Franklin has also announced the promotions ... Continue Reading →

Owen Wilson Hospitalized

Owen Wilson, who lent his voice to the role of Lightning McQueen in Disney/Pixar’s Cars, was taken to a hospital in Santa Monica Sunday night and is said to be in critical condition. ... Continue Reading →

Family of Slain Animator Speaks Out

The family of Paul Boyd, the 39-year-old Canadian animator who was gunned down by police on Aug. 13, has released a statement to the media in an effort to let people know who Paul was ... Continue Reading →

Bay Backtracks on Transformers 2

Following Monday’s announcement that DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures were exclusively backing the HD-DVD format, Transformers director Michael Bay posted a blog entry saying ... Continue Reading →

Hamm Developing at Starz Media

Following a turn as exec VP of TV at Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures, William Hamm has been joined the Starz Media team as exec VP of creative development, reports Daily Variety. ... Continue Reading →

Grondin Joins Cookie Jar as Producer

As it focuses on expanding its slate of original productions, Cookie Jar Ent. has brought on Susie Grondin as an in-house producer. Based in the company’s Toronto headquarters, ... Continue Reading →

It’s Jerry Time with Jerry and Orrin Zucker

The underdog came out on top for once when the no-budget animated web series It’s Jerry Time became the first video blog to win an Emmy during the 34th Annual Creative Arts & ... Continue Reading →

Wolfe Leads Development at Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar Ent. has appointed Melissa Wolfe director of development. Working out of the Los Angeles office, she will report to Ann Austen, senior VP of development and U.S. television/video ... Continue Reading →