Stan Sakai

‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Creator Stan Sakai Receives 1st Joe Kubert Storyteller Award

Stan Sakai, the acclaimed cartoonist and creator of Usagi Yojimbo, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Joe Kubert Distinguished Storyteller Award. The announcement was made ... Continue Reading →
Zlatko Bourek

Croatian Artist, Animator & Director Zlatko Bourek Dies Age 89

Zlatko Bourek, animation and live-action filmmaker and sculptor, died Friday, May 11 at age 89. Organizers of Croatian festival Animafest Zagreb, which marked Bourek’s long career ... Continue Reading →
Jia Salindong-Du

Jia Salindong-Du Appointed Turner Philippines Manager

Turner Asia Pacific has appointed Jia Salindong-Du as Country Manager, Philippines. In her new role, Salindong-Du is tasked with scaling Turner’s Kids and Entertainment business in ... Continue Reading →
Golden Trailer Awards

19th Annual Golden Trailer Award Nominees Announced

The Golden Trailer Awards — celebrating outstanding achievement in motion picture and television marketing — announced the nominees for the 19th annual competition. The ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Vets Christian Irles, Joern Grosshans Join Image Engine

Oscar-nominated visual effects studio Image Engine has added visual effects supervisors Christian Irles and Joern Grosshans to its Vancouver headquarters roster. The new appointments ... Continue Reading →
Steve Garrad

Steve Garrad Named Vancouver Studio Head for Method & Encore

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has named Steve Garrad head of its Vancouver studio, where he will oversee day-to-day operations for global visual effects company Method Studios ... Continue Reading →
Rob Bredow

Rob Bredow to Lead ILM; Gretchen Libby Upped to VP Marketing & Production

Industrial Light & Magic (a Lucasfilm company) has appointed respected industry veteran Rob Bredow to Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director & Head of ILM. The acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
Dave Michener

Disney Animation Artist Dave Michener Dies Age 85

Dave Michener, an animator and story artist with Disney for more than three decades, died at home in Los Angeles on February 15 from complications caused by a virus. He was 85 years ... Continue Reading →
Carlos Saldanha

Chilemonos Fest to Honor Blue Sky Director Carlos Saldanha

The Chilemonos International Animation Festival will be bestowing its “Iconic Director” award on Carlos Saldanha, the Brazilian-born filmmaker behind many of Blue Sky Studios’ ... Continue Reading →
Jessica Hogan

Cyber Group Expands LA Office with Development, Direct-to-Consumer Ops

Cyber Group Studios USA, a subsidiary of Paris-based animation powerhouse Cyber Group Studios, announced today the launch of two new operations for its Los Angeles office, with two ... Continue Reading →