The recently formed Marvel Television is gearing up with the addition of several people in executive positions.
The company has hired Emmy-winning animation producer Eric Radomski as senior VP of production and creative director of animation; Tracy McAndrew as VP of programming and distribution strategy; and Cort Lane as VP of development and production at Marvel Animation.
All three executives will report to Jeph Loeb, executive VP and head of Marvel Television.
“Marvel characters have worldwide recognition and animation is a key way in which we remain dedicated to bring these beloved characters to everyone in bold, exciting adventures for all ages,” said Loeb, a well-known comic book writer and producer whose credits include Smallville, Lost and Heroes. “Marvel’s commitment to animation is an increasingly important priority and Cort, Eric and Tracy bring years of experience that will enhance our ability to create and produce innovative stories.”
Radomski will oversee all aspects of Marvel’s animation productions. Radomski is best known for his work on comic-based animated series including Batman: The Animated Series and HBO’s Spawn. He is a three-time Emmy winner and has contributed his talents to networks and studios such as HBO, Warner Bros., Disney, BBC, PBS, Wildbrain, Mattel, The Learning Box, Titmouse, as well as his own production company, Phuuz Entertainment.
Lane will oversee development on all animated series and direct-to-video movies for Marvel’s animation division. He was most recently director of development at Marvel where he worked on co-productions of Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Black Panther and Marvel Anime, as well as supervising The Super Hero Squad Show. Prior to joining Marvel in 2008, Lane spent seven years at Mattel producing animated, live-action and interactive entertainment.
McAndrew will be responsible for developing and executing global distribution objectives and strategies for Marvel’s animated content. She will oversee marketing, program planning, and manage Marvel’s relationships with broadcasters, distribution partners, and key licensees. Most recently, McAndrew served as director of acquisitions and co-productions in the worldwide programming strategy group at Disney Channels Worldwide.
Marvel recently launched Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on Disney XD and is prepping Ultimate Spider-Man.