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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 [...]
Marvel Enterprises Inc. today announced that Isaac Perlmutter, the company’s vice chairman and largest shareholder, has been named CEO. Effective Jan. 1, 2005, Perlmutter will replace Allen S. Lipson, who has decided to retire as president and CEO after five years with the company. All division heads will report directly [...]
Producer, director, animator and Film Roman founder Phil Roman has joined Los Angeles-based Fortitude Films as president of the company’s new toon division, Fortitude Animation. Before leaving Film Roman to found Phil Roman Ent., Roman garnered seven Emmy Awards for animation work on the hit properties The Simpsons, King of [...]
IDT Heads discuss their director’s contributions and the fate of Yankee Irving. Actor Christopher Reeve soared to superstardom playing DC Comics’ Man of Steel on the big screen, but he later proved to be the man with an ironclad will when a tragic accident left him paralyzed from the neck [...]
Actor Christopher Reeve, best known for playing the Man of Steel in the Superman movies, died of heart failure Sunday at the age of 52. Reeve became a symbol of hope and perseverance for many when a 1995 horse riding accident left him a quadriplegic. While he enjoyed a long [...]
Raven Moon Ent. Inc. has named former Walt Disney and MGM animator David Murray VP of its wholly owned subsidiary, Raven Animation Inc. Reporting to director of animation Mike Gibilisco, Murray will continue to develop a new animated television series and feature film titled Mr. Bicycle Man, about an African [...]
Disney Channel exec Michael Healy has been promoted to senior VP of original movies. Reporting to Gary Marsh, exec VP of original programming and production, Healy will continue oversee development of the cable network’s critically acclaimed Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. Added responsibilities include development of original movies on the [...]
The Contender Entertainment Group (CEG) has appointed Jo Sweby to the newly created post of international acquisitions manager. Sweby brings more than five years of experience to the position, having served as Turner Ent.’s director of acquisitions for Europe, Middle East and Africa, acquiring content for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and [...]
Andy Lewis has been promoted to exec VP and general manager of Warner Bros. Animation. The former senior VP and general manager has been with the outfit since 1997, and will continue to report directly to Warner Bros. Animation president Sander Schwartz. In addition to his involvement in business planning, [...]