Nicky Phelan, Director, Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty

A curmudgeonly grandmother offers her view of a classic story in Brown Bag Films’ brilliant Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty. The talented animators at Dublin-based ... Continue Reading →

Chorion Appoints Cipolla, Knepfer

Chorion has appointed Steve Cipolla as executive VP of global licensing and sales, and Tamra Knepfer as executive VP of brand management and marketing. Knepfer previously was senior ... Continue Reading →

Fox Re-Signs Animation Vet Appel

Rich Appel, executive producer and showrunner on The Cleveland Show and a veteran of Fox’s animated TV series, has signed a new three-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV, according ... Continue Reading →

Atomic Cartoons Adds Producer Turner, Pixie Honor

Atomic Cartoons, home to Pixie Platinum Award-winning director Tyler Schroeder, has added former Studio B producer Jamie Turner to its ranks. Turner has more than 15 years of experience ... Continue Reading →

Kalish to Run Mudpit Series for Cookie Jar

Veteran TV writer and producer Bruce Kalish has been hired as showrunner for Cookie Jar Entertainment’s upcoming animation-live action hybrid series Mudpit. The series begins ... Continue Reading →

Nick Promotes Poindexter, Magallanes

Nickelodeon Animation has promoted executives Roland Poindexter and Rich Magallanes. Poindexter will rise to the title of senior VP current series and will supervise production on all ... Continue Reading →

Page Oversees Hasbro Studios Production

Animation veteran Kathy Page has joined Hasbro Studios, where she will oversee production for the new production company’s content. Page previously was VP of animation at Sony ... Continue Reading →

Henson Taps O’Brien for Children’s Entertainment Post

Lisa O’Brien will oversee the development, production and promotion of projects in all media as the new executive director of children’s entertainment at the Jim Henson ... Continue Reading →

Longtime Hanna Barbera Writer Blitzer Dies

Barry E. Blitzer, a veteran TV writer whose credits include extensive work for animation mainstay Hanna Barbera, died Jan. 27 from complications from abdominal surgery. He was 80. Blitzer’s ... Continue Reading →

Trio Joins A Squared Executive Ranks

A Squared Entertainment co-founders Andy Heyward and Amy Moynihan Heyward have recruited three executives to the company’s ranks. Joining the company are Gregory Payne as COO ... Continue Reading →