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Daily Variety reports that Cyma Zarghami has been promoted to the newly created position of president of Nickelodeon Television. Zarghami has been with the kid net for 18 years and has served as exec. VP and general manager for the past seven years. Under Zarghami’s leadership, Nickelodeon has led ratings [...]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jed Petrick is stepping down from the post of president and chief operating officer of the WB network. While he had two years left on his contract, he will leave the company at the end of April to pursue startup business opportunities. Having worked with [...]
Edward Peghin has been appointed chief operating officer for Atomic Cartoons, the animation house that created the cult web series Dog In a Box with 2 Wheels and the TV show Atomic Betty, which has been picked up by TELETOON Canada and Cartoon Network in the U.K and Asia. In [...]
Academy Award-winning visual effects artist and animator Wah Ming Chang passed away on Monday, Dec. 22 in Carmel, Calif. at the age of 86. The Honolulu-born artist spent seven decades honing his craft in Hollywood, contributing to three Walt Disney films and working as a costume designer and sculptor. In [...]
Sandy Grushow is resigning as chairman of Fox Television Entertainment Group. According to the Dow Jones Business News, he will exercise a production option under his current contract, which runs out this summer, and launch a Twentieth Century Fox-based production company called Phase Two. Grushow served as chairman of Fox [...]
Gregory Noveck has been named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs at DC Comics. He will be charged with exploring DC Comics’ vast character universe to identify characters and properties that lend themselves to feature film and television production, and to establish relationships within the [...]
A six-year battle with breast cancer has sadly come to an end for Linda Mancuso, head of programming for Disney-owned ABC Family. The 44-year-old former NBC exec. passed away in the hospital Sunday night. Mancuso had only been with ABC Family since November of 2002, but is credited with boosting [...]
Former Nick Jr. executive in charge of production Teri Weiss has been promoted to the post of VP, according to Daily Variety. In her new role, she will oversee the cabler’s programming, which includes the animated favorites Dora the Explorer, Bob the Builder and Blue’s Clues. Weiss has been with [...]
Hollywood visual effects shop Eden FX has appointed Jeff Ross to the newly created position of exec. VP. He has had a long-running working relationship with company founders John Gross and Mark Miller, and brings years of experience in guiding, managing, and overseeing the growth of numerous successful post-production companies. [...]
Another prominent figure has left Walt Disney Co.’s board of directors following Roy Disney’s abrupt departure on Sunday. Yesterday, corporate lawyer Stanley Gold stepped down from his seat and also criticized CEO Michael Eisner’s handling of the company. In his letter of resignation, Gold, a partner in Shamrock Holdings with [...]