Childrens entertainment company DIC Ent. has promoted company veteran Shannon Nettleton to VP of production. Reporting to chief creative officer Mike Maliani, Nettleton will oversee the production and post-production departments while managing the efforts of DICs in-house production teams, as well as outside vendors and freelancers.
Nettleton will supervise DICs slate of film, television and home entertainment productions and develop systems to maximize the efficiency of those projects. To that end, she will continue to analyze new products, services and technical advancements to ensure compatibility with the existing infrastructure and possible implementation into future workflow methodologies.
"Animation is constantly evolving, and we plan to stay on the forefront of all of the innovative technologies to continue to produce quality entertainment," says Nettleton.
Nettleton, who began her career in animation working on the Warner Bros feature, Space Jam, has been with DIC for the past ten years. Most recently, she served as director of post production, managing the post-production efforts on a slate of animated properties including Trollz, Strawberry Shortcake, Sabrinas Secret Life, Knights of the Zodiac and Speed Racer X.
As production supervisor at DIC, Nettleton served on projects such as Stargate, Nick Incredible Movie Toons, Strawberry Shortcake and Libertys Kids and was an associate producer on nearly 200 half hours of animation, including Sabrina The Animated Series, Sonic Underground, The New Adventures of Madeline and Super Duper Sumos.