Loic de Boudemange

Cyber Group Taps Social Media Specialist as VP Digital Development & Operations

Paris- and Los Angeles-based producer-distributor Cyber Group Studios has appointed social media and digital guru Loic de Boudemange as Vice President Digital Development and Operation. ... 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 →
2018 EBU Children & Youth Media Experts Group officials: (L-R) Deputy Yago Fandino Lousa, Deputy Vanessa Amberleigh, Chairperson Luca Milano.

Rai Kids’ Luca Milano Elected to EBU Kids Media Experts Group

Luca Milano, Director of Rai Regazzi (the children’s division of the Italian public broadcaster RAI), has been elected as the new chairperson of the European Broadcasting Union’s ... Continue Reading →
Your Name.

‘Your Name.’ Producer Launches New Label STORY Co.

Genki Kawamura — who produced Makoto Shinkai’s multi-award-winning feature Your Name. (ComiX Wave) and Nobuyuki Takeuchi’s Fireworks (Shaft), recently picked up by GKIDS — ... Continue Reading →
Drawn to Purpose

Library of Congress Book Celebrates Women in Cartooning & Illustration

The US Library of Congress has teamed with University Press of Mississippi to publish a new book surveying the (often neglected) artistic achievements of women in cartooning and illustration. ... Continue Reading →
Steward Burris

JAMM Hires Steward Burris as Animation Supervisor

Santa Monica-based creative visual effects studio JAMM has hired on animation veteran and longtime collaborator Steward Burris as Animation Supervisor. Burris has been working with ... Continue Reading →
Darla K. Anderson

Coco’ Producer Darla Anderson Exits Pixar

Darla K. Anderson, one of the top and few women producers at Pixar is leaving the company. Anderson, who just won an Oscar for Coco last week, is pursuing other creative and philanthropic ... Continue Reading →
Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau Tapped as Writer/EP for Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series

StarWars.com revealed that Lucasfilm has signed Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer ... Continue Reading →
Maura Regan

Maura Regan Named President of LIMA

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) announced that Maura Regan has been named President of the organization effective July 1. She will succeed current ... Continue Reading →
David Ogden Stiers

Actor David Ogden Stiers, Voice of Cogsworth, Dies Age 75

David Ogden Stiers, a three-time Emmy-nominated actor and voice actor known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H* and iconic Disney animation characters like ... Continue Reading →