Bill Damaschke

Damaschke to Lead Animation Division at Skydance

Bill Damaschke, the former CCO of DreamWorks Animation, has been tapped to head the Animation and Family division at Skydance Media. The animation veteran, who spent over 20 years at ... Continue Reading →
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Peilin Chou Upped to CCO of Oriental DreamWorks; 5 Films Announced

Oriental DreamWorks has promoted Peilin Chou to the post of Chief Creative Officer and revealed five new feature film projects in the works. Chou had previously been Head of Creative ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Is Film Fest Slates 8-Feature Lineup, Names Jury

Animation Is Film — a new toon event on the LA scene — has announced the preliminary feature competition lineup and jury for its inaugural edition. The selection will offer ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Hopes to Sell Stake in Oriental DreamWorks

Universal is looking to sell its stake in China-based Oriental DreamWorks, according to a report in The Financial Times. Universal is seeking to let go of its 45% stake in the venture ... Continue Reading →
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Nimble Collective Teams with CSU for Summer Program, Scholarships

Silicon Valley’s Nimble Collective — creators of the first cloud-native animation collaboration platform — has teamed up with California State University’s Summer ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Grows into Universal Kids, Adds DreamWorks Titles in Fall

NBCUniversal’s preschool network Sprout will be rebranding to Universal Kids, which will go live September 9. Universal Kids will continue to offer premiere preschool programming ... Continue Reading →
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Cressida Cowell’s ‘Wizards of Once’ Enchants DreamWorks

DreamWorks Animation has secured the rights to award-winning, internationally bestselling author Cressida Cowell’s upcoming fantasy novel series The Wizards of Once. The deal was ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Dingle Sets 2017 Speakers

Animation Dingle and JAM Media are preparing to welcome high-profile international media companies to the Irish coastal town for the fifth edition of the industry event. Offering conference ... Continue Reading →
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Rapunzel Returns in March for ‘Tangled’ TV Movie & Series

Disney Channel has dated the small-screen debut of the all-new animated movie and TV series set in the world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Tangled. Taking place between the ... Continue Reading →
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Alex Schwartz Named Alpha Animation Head of Production

Los Angeles-based Alpha Animation has appointed Alex Schwartz as its new Head of Production, CEO Bob Bacon announced Wednesday. Schwartz is charged with overseeing creative development ... Continue Reading →