Warner Bros’ CEO Kevin Tsujihara is very confident of the studio’s strategic content plans
4:00 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Warner Bros chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara has drawn up an aggressive content strategy for the studio that would increase profits while ‘doubling down on outstanding content’. “The demand for high quality video content is growing fast – in the United States and around the world – as new technologies have created new platforms and millions of new connected consumers. The opportunity is huge. And no studio is better positioned to take advantage of it than Warner Bros,” he said while addressing … Read More

Neil Patrick Harris to host the 87th Oscar Awards
1:45 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the US has announced that Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th edition of the Oscar Awards. This will be Harris’ debut in hosting the ceremony. The show will air live in India on Star Movies on 23 February 2015. In the US it will air on ABC. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said, “We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars. We have known him his entire … Read More

Sony Music signs India’s most popular kids’ icon ‘Rob’ a.k.a Harun Robert
2:30 pm PDT 18/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Music giant Sony Music signs on an arts & crafts wizard and India’s most popular & favourite kid’s icon Rob! The label will not only be managing the award-winning designer but also working very closely in creating and developing exciting new properties for Kids under the label Sony Music Kids. A true artist at heart, Rob has created spectacular art forms that have appealed to children across age groups. Commenting on the association Rob said: “It feels great to be … Read More

Turner International gets a new sales director for Southeast Asia in Awantika Sood
8:30 am PDT 16/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Turner International Asia Pacific has announced the appointment of Awantika Sood as Sales Director, representing the broadcaster’s Kids and Entertainment brands in Southeast Asia. Commenting on the appointment, Phil Nelson, Turner’s senior VP and MD for Southeast Asia Pacific and North Asia, said: “We’re really pleased to have Awantika onboard in this key position as we continue to make significant investments in our Kids and Entertainment portfolio. With her previous experience and extensive industry relationships,I am confident she will help … Read More

ACNE ropes in director Nicolas Iyer
1:00 am PDT 15/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Integrated production company ACNE is thrilled to announce the signing of international comedy director Nicolas Iyer. Nic is known as a creatively daring director who is willing to face daunting odds to catch the perfect shot and deliver an unforgettable film. For example, “Breathless” his AICP Award-winning spot for Oxygene Perfume was filmed completely underwater. He has even traveled to the dangerous slums of Rio de Janiero to film the 2014 World Cup Campaign for Samsung, and to the hectic … Read More

Ex-Google Executive, Jai Mani, joins Xiaomi India as lead product manager
1:30 pm PDT 13/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi, has named ex-Google executive Jai Mani as its lead product manager, Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s VP of international operations, also an ex-Google employee announced on his Facebook page. Mani will join the Bangalore unit of Xiaomi and will work with Rohit Ghalsasi and Mi – India head, Manu Kumar Jain. Mani worked most of his career in Google and was part of the Android and DoubleClick teams. Mani’s role in the company is not clear but he … Read More

AMD replaces CEO due to loss in market share
10:30 am PDT 10/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Advanced Micro Devices has stated that chief operating officer Lisa Su would immediately replace Rory Read as chief executive officer as the chipmaker expands beyond its core personal computer market, sending its shares tumbling five per cent in extended trading. The transition comes just three years into Read’s tenure as CEO and while analysts applauded the leadership change, some of them were aghast at the timing. AMD, a perennial runner-up to Intel Corp in the business of providing processors for … Read More

Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg to meet PM Narendra Modi during India visit
12:00 pm PDT 09/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

After the successful visit of Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is visiting India to address the two-day long event summit (9-10 October), that is taking place in New Delhi. is the brainchild of Zuckerberg with the vision of making internet affordable and taking it places where even the term “internet” is an unknown entity. India is the second largest market for the social media giant and to sustain its growth, such an initiative makes complete … Read More

Disney Extends CEO Bob Iger’s Contract Until 2018
10:15 am PDT 04/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The entertainment company said on Thursday that Robert Iger would stay on as CEO and chairman until June 2018, two years later than his previously planned retirement date. Disney plans next year to name a chief operating officer, who will likely be groomed as its next CEO, a person familiar with the situation said. Iger has run Disney without a No. 2 executive since he took over in 2005. Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo and Thomas Staggs, the parks and … Read More

Joe Godwin moves out of BBC Children’s, to take office at BBC Academy in 2015
9:00 am PDT 04/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Longtime UK kids’ content exec Joe Godwin is vacating his office as director of BBC Children’s to become director of BBC Academy, the Beeb’s center for media and tech training. He will join the Academy at the start of next year. Godwin has been at the helm of BBC Children’s for five years, leading kids’ channels CBBC and CBeebies into the digital age with new apps and online products. During his tenure, he’s helped propel both channels to number-one rankings with their target … Read More

J.J. Abrams to be honoured with Visual Effects Society’s Visionary Award
12:30 am PDT 25/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

J.J. Abrams will be honoured with the Visual Effects Society’s Visionary Award in recognition of his contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 13th Annual VES Awards on 4 February, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The VES Visionary Award, bestowed by the VES Board of Directors, recognises an individual who has uniquely and consistently employed the art and science of visual effects to foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, invention and … Read More

Sidharth Malhotra is the face of Adlabs Aquamagica
3:30 pm PDT 22/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The latest heartthrob of the nation Sidharth Malhotra will soon be seen in his swim gear as the brand ambassador for India’s newest Water-Party destination, Adlabs Aquamagica. Aiming to be the must-experience destination for the youth, Aquamagica will bring thrilling rides & experiences, day party vibe, variety of food and awesome music for visitors. The soon to be launched water park will be promoted by Sidharth Malhotra in its upcoming campaign. Pooja Shetty Deora of Adlabs said: “As with our … Read More