Jawhar Sircar elected VP in Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union against heavy odds
10:00 am PDT 29/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

NEW DELHI: Prasar Bharati chief executive officer, Jawhar Sircar, was elected vice president of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in the ongoing convention and general assembly at Macau. Interestingly, India had deputed a delegation of just two members and one advisor from the public broadcaster, against countries like Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea which had over 40 delegates while countries like Malaysia had 30, Sri Lanka had nine, Afghanistan eight, Bhutan five, Bangladesh and Mongolia seven each, Thailand … Read More

Sundar Pichai gets elevated, to head Google Products
7:00 pm PDT 27/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In a major overhaul at Google’s top management, Sundar Pichai, previously the VP of Google’s Chrome, Android and ChromeOS has been promoted to head all the Google products except YouTube. Google CEO, Larry Page has been promoting the Google loyalist for a long time and has voiced serious backing for India born Pichai since long. Pichai will now directly under him have research, search, Maps, Google+, infrastructure and commerce and ad products. Instead of reporting to Page, all the department … Read More

Former EA CEO takes the highest position at Unity, as Founder David Helgason Resigns
11:30 am PDT 25/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

One of the biggest game developing technology company Unity is going through a change at the highest level. Unity Founder and CEO, David Helgason is stepping down from the position to be replaced by Ex EA CEO John Riccitiello. Unity is a technology company that makes development tools for game developers. The engine by the company is the most used engine with over 600,000 developers using it to make their games. Also, the games developed in the engine are compatible … Read More

This Diwali the industry gets busy in the merchandise space
1:15 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

The festival of lights is here, so let this Diwali bring in the good times. And what’s celebrating if one doesn’t indulge in some shopping and capitalise on the heavy discounts on gift items for one’s family and friends. Diwali is the time when we all decorate our homes, exchange gifts and much more. So why not add some animated and comic gift products to your shopping cart this time. Few folks from the industry have some really cool merchandise on sale … Read More

‘Assassin’s Creed’ Producer Jade Raymond parts with Ubisoft
2:30 pm PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

After serving the company for 10 years, Jade Raymond, the managing director and the executive producer on some of the biggest games in Ubisoft’s portfolio departs from the giant today. Alexandre Parizeau, a founding member of the studio, replaces Raymond as the new managing director from 29 October. Raymond started her career as a video game programmer for Sony and went to work for Electronic Arts, The Electric Project and finally Ubisoft, Montreal in different capacities. At Ubisoft, Montreal; she … Read More

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