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Tricon Films & Television appoints Frank Saperstein as EVP, Kids, Family & Animation
1:00 pm PDT 30/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In this new position, Saperstein will oversee all aspects of production and programming in the kids & family business, leveraging the company’s extensive development and production capabilities, while further expanding the division’s strategic partnerships. Read More


Vaibhav Studios ropes in Tony Singh as management & productivity consultant
5:30 pm PDT 26/07/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

The Mumbai based studio, which specializes in scripting, designing, directing and producing animation films, has roped in an experienced hand in Ranjit ‘Tony’ Singh as management and productivity consultant. In his role Singh will be looking after the design and implementation of customised production management systems as well as advice the studio on how to improve the overall operations. Read More


Katzenberg to receive National Medal of Arts
12:30 pm PDT 24/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Awarded by the President, the National Medal of Arts is presented to “individuals or groups who are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States.” The medals will be presented on July 28 at the White House, with first lady Michelle Obama attending. Read More


Rainmaker Entertainment appoints former MGM executive Steve Hendry to Board of Directors
1:05 pm PDT 22/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Hendry currently serves as an Advisor to several media companies, as well as a visiting Professor at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles. Hendry joins Rainmaker’s current Board of Director’s Tim McElvaine, Craig Graham, Jeff Sackman and Patrick Ryan. Read More


Genius Brands ropes in Stone Newman as consumer products prez
6:08 pm PDT 18/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Newman will be working with retailers and licensees to build consumer products programs for brands like Baby Genius, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab and others. He will appoint and oversee a team of licensing agencies from around the world as subagents. Read More


Turner elevates Christina Miller to fill Stu Snyder’s shoes
4:00 pm PDT 17/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The new role enables Miller to have global oversight of linear and nonlinear content, consumer products and franchise management as well. She will lead a team of execs including Cartoon Network’s CCO Rob Sorcher and Adult Swim VP Mike Lazzo, and report to Turner president David Levy. Read More


The Foundation ropes in Michael Carrington as CEO
7:03 pm PDT 09/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Carrington will work with The Foundation’s MD Gwen Hughes on current productions, which include Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge, Let’s Play, The Floogals and animated hit Tickety Toc, and will spearhead development of future programs. Read More


Warner Bros. elevates John Stanley to handle a wider portfolio
2:30 pm PDT 08/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Under Stanley’s leadership, Warner Bros. has consistently delivered above market growth performance in its Home Entertainment and Games businesses at retail, through a more unified and innovative approach to customer-focused operations, which Stanley was instrumental in introducing. Read More


Nickelodeon UK loses Kiaran Saunders to A+E Networks
12:15 pm PDT 01/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Saunders has joined the company in a senior strategic role within its own EMEA operations responsible for A+E Networks’ growth strategy, branded channels and digital distribution across the region. Saunders assumes his new role from September. Read More


Vishnu Athreya elevated to VP, program scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang
12:18 pm PDT 24/06/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In his new role, Athreya will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of programming content for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and branded non-linear program platforms. Read More