Gloria Borders, former head of post production at Revolution Studios, has joined DreamWorks Animation as head of PDI/DreamWorks, the Redwood City campus where most of the studio’s CG features have been made. Borders will oversee all production and operations at facility, taking over for Patti Burke, who is transitioning into a senior consultant role at the company.
Before hooking up with Revolution Studios in 2000, Borders served a VP and general manager at Skywalker Sound for several years. During her tenure there, she won an Academy Award in sound effects editing for her work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and received an Oscar nomination for her work as supervising sound editor on Forrest Gump.
Burke’s decision to step down was motivated by a desire to focus more attention on her family life. “I’m so grateful that I will be able to spend more time at home without having to cut my ties to this great studio,” She comments. “The fact that I’m able to make this kind of transition is a testament to this company’s dedication to its people, and I’m so proud to be a part of that.” In her new position, Burke will work on select, high-priority projects for DreamWorks.
DreamWorks Animation had a major summer 2005 hit in the CG comedy Madagascar, and most recently achieved worldwide success with the clay-animated Aardman production, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. This summer, the studio will release Over the Hedge, an animated adaptation of the comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis. The film will be followed by Flushed Away an Aardman CG feature slated for a holiday 2006 release.