Ralston Joins CIS Hollywood as Exec Producer

Veteran visual-effects producer Liz Ralston has joined CIS Hollywood as executive producer. She will oversee feature film production, marketing and client relations at the studio. Ralston ... Continue Reading →

Richards, Voice of Rudolph, Dies at 88

Billie Mae Richards, who lent her voice to the lead character in the classic 1964 Rankin-Bass holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, died from a stroke Sept. 10 in Burlington, ... Continue Reading →

Galton Gets A Bigger Piece of CAKE

Production company CAKE Entertainment has restructured its executives, promoting Ed Galton to the role of CCO and managing director. The move has Galton entering the ownership of the ... Continue Reading →

Portfolio Promotes Stall to VP of Production

Julie Stall has been promoted from head of animation at Portfolio Entertainment to VP of production. Stall will oversee all of the company’s productions in the children’s, ... Continue Reading →

Mothership Adds Alex and Steffen to Roster

Production outfit Mothership has signed the directing duo known as Alex & Steffen to its roster. The company will now represent the Stuttgart, Germany-based duo of Alexander Kiesl ... Continue Reading →

Fournier to Head Sales and Acquisition at Portfolio

Portfolio Entertainment has recruited Louis Fournier to the newly created role of VP of sales and acquisitions. Fournier will be responsible for the sales direction for the company’s ... Continue Reading →

Co-Founder Dexter Sells Shares in CAKE

CAKE Entertainment co-director Genevieve Dexter has decided to leave the company and has sold her majority stake in the company to co-director Tom van Waveren. The move comes three ... Continue Reading →

7-year-old Wins Voice Role in South Africa’s Jock

A 7-year-old South African boy named Fenias Timbe has won a voice-over competition and earned a role in the nation’s first full-length 3D animated feature film. Timbe will voice ... Continue Reading →

Anime Director Satoshi Kon Dies

Anime News Network is reporting the death of Satoshi Kon, director of the anime feature films Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent and Paprika. He was 47. The site reports ... Continue Reading →

Mike and Tim Rauch on Animating StoryCorps

The real-life story of a 27-year romance is the inspiration for Danny and Annie, an animated short made by brothers Tim and Mike Rauch as part of the StoryCorps project for NPR, PBS ... Continue Reading →