Raksis Named New LAIKA CFO

Gary Raksis, former head of strategic planning and corporate finance for DreamWorks Animation, has joined LAIKA as chief financial officer. Raksis will be in charge of business operations ... Continue Reading →

Simon Mowbray Settles Down at Ntropic

Visual-effects house Ntropic has hired former Radium co-founder Simon Mowbray as creative director and visual effects supervisor. Mowbray’s resume includes positions at Softimage, ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Counsel Kendrick Departing

Katherine Kendrick will leave her job as general counsel for DreamWorks Animation when her contract with the studio expires at the end of the year. Kendrick has been with DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →

Hasbro Taps TV Vet Samuels as Executive Producer

Former CBS and NBC executive Kathy Samuels is joining Hasbro Studios as executive producer. Samuels’ previous job was senior VP at CBS Television Distribution Group, where she ... Continue Reading →

A Dug’s Life: Ronnie del Carmen Chats About His New Pixar Short

Just in time for the November 10 release of Disney/Pixar’s much-loved feature Up on DVD and Blu-ray, we had the chance to chat with acclaimed story supervisor and storyboard ... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con Founder Shel Dorf Dies

Shel Dorf, a major figure in founding and organizing the annual San Diego Comic-Con, died Nov. 3 at the age of 76. A lifelong fan of comic strips, comic books and their creators, Dorf ... Continue Reading →

Cookie Jar Catches McGowan for VP post

Cookie Jar Entertainment has hired industry veteran Jim McGowan as senior VP digital content and distribution. McGowan comes to the job from his own consulting company, where he negotiated ... Continue Reading →

Kyle Baker Talks About Showtime’s Dexter Toon

Considering that the fourth season premiere of Dexter, Showtime’s popular drama about everyone’s favorite serial killer, generated 1.5 million viewers, it’s not surprising ... Continue Reading →

TV-Loonland CEO Steps Down

Simon Flamank will be leaving his post as CEO of TV-Loonland for the job of COO/CFO of Handmade PLC. ‘The last three and a half years have been both the most rewarding and also ... Continue Reading →

Zucker Signs on to Z Animation

Director Orrin Zucker has signed on with Z Animation, an independent commercial animation and design company. Zucker is best known as the co-creator ‘ along with his brother, ... Continue Reading →