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 →

Heroes Supervisor Joins Eden FX

Hollywood-based visual effects studio Eden FX has brought on Mark Kolpack as visual effects supervisor. Kolpack, who most recently supervised effects on the hit NBC series Heroes, has ... Continue Reading →

Schwartz Heads Global Production at SPTI

Former Warner Bros Animation president Sander Schwartz has joined Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI), the division of Sony Pictures Ent. responsible for all television, mobile ... Continue Reading →

R.I.P. Kerwin ‘Sinbad’ Matthews

Kerwin Matthews, star of the 1958 Ray Harryhausen classic The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, has passed away at the age of 81. The actor worked steadily in film and television between 1954 ... Continue Reading →

UPA Co-founder Hilberman Dies

David Hilberman, one of the founders of legendary cartoon studio United Pictures of America (UPA), died on July 5 the age of 96. The Bambi animator passed away at a hospital in Stanford, ... Continue Reading →

Fox Animation Gets New Production VP

Karen Rupert Toliver has replaced John Cohen as VP of production at 20th Century Fox Animation, according to Daily Variety. Reporting to president Vanessa Morrison, Toliver will be ... Continue Reading →

Foothill Ups Ryan to Exec VP of Sales

Television sales veteran Patricia Ryan has been promoted to exec VP of sales for Foothill Ent.’s international sales team. For the past year, she has been a consultant for the ... Continue Reading →

Helmintoller Heads Creative at S4 Studios

Thomas Helmintoller has been hired to the newly created post of creative director at S4 Studios, a design and production studio specializing in 3D animation, visual effects, entertainment ... Continue Reading →

DisneyToons President Ousted

As part of a restructuring plan, Disney has reassigned Sharon Morrill, who has served as president of the DisneyToons direct-to-video feature unit since 1994. With a year and a half ... Continue Reading →

Student Academy Award Winners

The aim of every film student is to make an award-winning short that earns them recognition on a global scale and opens doors to a lucrative career in the entertainment industry. However, ... Continue Reading →