San Francisco-based animation studio W!LDBRAIN has hired Lisa Rose to serve as director of public relations and marketing. The award-winning public relations specialist previously managed publicity for Warner Bros. Television, where she oversaw campaigns for animated series and other productions. In her new role, she reports directly to W!LDBRAIN CEO Charles Rivkin.
Rose has received multiple Television Publicity Executives Committee (TPEC) Awards for her work and was twice nominated for the Publicists’ Awards’ Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Award for Television, entertainment publicity’s most prestigious award for outstanding publicity and promotion.
Prior to Warner Bros. Television, Rose was a publicist at FOX, managing public relations campaigns for such hit series as Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place, as well as for entertainment awards shows including The 5th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards and The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. She began her career in public relations at Alfred A. Knopf Inc. in New York City, where she represented a diverse roster of clients including internationally best-selling author James Ellroy, golf pro Nick Price and The New Yorker cartoonist and former art editor Lee Lorenz.
Founded in 1994, W!LDBRAIN develops and produces content with a blend of traditional animation methods with state-of-the-art computer graphics. The studio received an Annie award for its CG short film, Hubert’s Brain, and currently has a number of film projects in development. In television, the studio has produced animation for Disney Channel’s popular series Higglytown Heroes, and has won a number of awards for its commercial work for such clients as The Coca-Cola Company, Honda, Kraft and Nike. W!LDBRAIN also creates and distributes collectible merchandise including toys and apparel through its subsidiary Kidrobot, with stores located in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. For more information, go to www.wildbrain.com.