TV-Loonland CEO Voelkle Resigns

Daily Variety reports that Peter Voelkle has stepped down from his CEO gig at Munich-based independent children’s television broadcaster TV-Loonland AG. Effective immediately, ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Owes Stan Lee

The Associated Press reports that comic-book publisher Marvel Enterprises Inc. was ordered to fork over 10% of profits earned since 1998 to Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other ... Continue Reading →

Jan Nagel Tapped to Represent Agogo in U.S.

Steven Ching, CEO of Agogo Hong Kong, announced the selection of Jan Nagel, marketing consultant and president of Women In Animation International, to represent Agogo and its Animation ... Continue Reading →

Cookie Jar Ups Elwood to Senior VP, Marketing

Cookie Jar Ent., the programming and licensing arm of The Cookie Jar Group (formerly Cinar Corp.), has promoted Kelly Elwood from VP of marketing licensing to senior VP of marketing. ... Continue Reading →

Disney Cements Chairman/CEO Divide

Following CEO Michael Eisner’s removal from the post of chairman of the board of the Walt Disney Co., the board has voted to officially separate the offices of chairman and CEO, ... Continue Reading →

Comic Book Trailblazer Eisner Dead at 87

The comic book community is mourning the loss of another legend. The Associated Press reports that Will Eisner, creator of the innovative and popular 1940s adult-aimed crime comic, ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Taps Rick Sands for Prez

Rick Sands has been named president and chief operating officer of DreamWorks SKG, home to such animated hits as Antz, Shrek, Shrek 2, and Shark Tale. The industry veteran was wooed ... Continue Reading →

Nick Names Kaufman Exec VP of Marketing

Pamela Kaufman has been promoted to exec VP of marketing and worldwide promotions for Nickelodeon. In the new role, the former senior VP of marketing will be responsible for the strategic ... Continue Reading →

Vinton Taps New Story Director

Mike Cachuela, who recently served as storyboard artist on Pixar’s The Incredibles and Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, has been plucked by Vinton Studios ... Continue Reading →

Multiple Emmy Award-winning producer/writer/director David Mirkin

David began his career in 1982 writing freelance scripts for both television series and movies while working as a stand-up comic in the Los Angeles comedy clubs The Comedy Store and ... Continue Reading →