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Guillermo del Toro Inks Exclusive DreamWorks Animation Feature Deal

Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce and direct animated family films, and has taken offices ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation Unveils Annecy 2018 Line-Up

Attendees of the 42nd Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 11-16) will be given a glimpse into the workings of DreamWorks Animation with presentations on a hotly anticipated ... Continue Reading →
Ramsey Naito

Ramsey Naito Is Paramount Animation’s New Exec VP

The Boss Baby producer is now the new boss at Paramount Animation. Ramsey Naito has joined the studio’s animation division as exec VP, according to Deadline. She will report to Paramount ... Continue Reading →
Tomasz Sulej

Tomasz Sulej Named CEE Manager for Planeta Junior

Planeta Junior, part of the Grupo Planeta/De Agostini group and one of Europe’s leading kids & family entertainment companies, has hired on Tomasz Sulej as Country Manager for ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Guild Reports Over 25% of LA Area Employees Are Women

Toon town continues to trudge along toward gender equity according to a survey posted by The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE on its blog. The Guild reports that of the 4,230 artists, ... Continue Reading →
The Rain

FMX Adds ‘Jim Button,’ ‘The Rain’ and More to 2018 Lineup

The 2018 FMX conference continues to build its well-rounded programming slate, with visual effects presentations on German fantasy flick Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver and Netflix ... Continue Reading →
John Musker

Disney Director John Musker Retires After Four Decades

Writer and director John Musker, a Disney Animation icon whose neary 40-year career saw him at the helm for major titles from the 1980s renaissance with The Little Mermaid to the innovative ... Continue Reading →
The Bad Guys

DreamWorks Options ‘The Bad Guys’ by Aaron Blabey; Etan Cohen Adapting

DreamWorks Animation has optioned rights to turn best-selling kids’ graphic novel series The Bad Guys into an animated feature. The Scholastic titles are written and illustrated by ... Continue Reading →
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Skydance Media Names Leadership for Growing Animation Studio

Having recently announced that Nathan Greno has been tapped to direct its upcoming animated feature Powerless, Skydance Media has now named several key additions to the executive team ... Continue Reading →
Kelly Betz

Kelly Betz Named CFO of DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Animation has named Kelly Betz Chief Financial Officer. The appointment, effective immediately, was jointly announced by Margie Cohn, President of DreamWorks Animation Television ... Continue Reading →