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Craig Hunegs to leave Warner Bros. studio at the end of the year
1:00 pm PDT 11/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Warner Bros. Television Group president, business and strategy and Warner Bros. Digital Networks, president Craig Hunegs will be leaving the studio at the end of the year. Hunegs, a 20-year WBTV veteran, is the highest-ranking executive to leave the company since AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner was completed in the summer. “Craig has been an invaluable member of the Warner Bros. family for more than two decades.  His skills as a manager, a savvy deal maker and a hugely talented … Read More

Cosmos-Maya takes on-board new COO, CFO and HR director
6:30 pm PDT 28/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Cosmos-Maya, a renowned name in the kids’ content appoints Adi Shayan, Kalyani Rane and Ashutosh Tipnis as the new COO, CFO and HR director respectively. Shayan served as a COO at Xentrix Studios prior to joining Cosmos-Maya. He has an experience of almost 20 years in VFX and CGI and has also been at a position of studio manager at DreamWorks Animation. Rane will be joining as the CFO after serving JSM Corporation for 10 years. She is an experienced … Read More

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Marvel veteran Stan Lee bids adieu at 95
11:00 am PDT 13/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel co-creator, legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee has passed away on 12 November at the age of 95. According to TMZ, Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from his Hollywood Hills home and died there. The news was confirmed by Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. Born as Stanley Martin Lieber on 28 December, 1922, he grew up poor in Washington Heights, where his father, a Romanian immigrant, was a dress-cutter. … Read More

Marci Proietto is the new executive VP of animation at 20th Century Fox TV
6:00 pm PDT 31/10/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

20th Century Fox has recently named Marci Proietto to the newly created position of executive vice president of animation. In her present role, Proietto will continue to head the studio’s animation area, overseeing creative and production of the studio’s hit animated properties including Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, American Dad and The Simpsons.  She’s responsible for the studio’s animation development slate as well as upcoming series including: Central Park for Apple from Loren Bouchard and Josh Gad; Solar Opposites for Hulu from Justin Roiland and … Read More

Viacom appoints Brian Robbins as the new Nickelodeon president 
11:00 am PDT 03/10/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Viacom has named Brian Robbins as the Nickelodeon president, which is to be effective immediately. Robbins will report directly to Viacom president and chief executive officer Bob Bakish. In his new role, Robbins will manage the creative and business operations at Nickelodeon. He will also be responsible for evolving the brand for a new generation of young audiences, including further bolstering its content pipeline through a mix of new and legacy franchises, and accelerating its push into next-generation platforms and feature film. … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Meet the dreamy animation artist, Shipra Khatter!
6:30 pm PDT 07/09/2018 By Yugandhara Shete

A fantasy driven persona, she dreams like Alice from wonderland, is skilled like the Mad Hatter and is strikingly skilled and talented. Meet Shipra Khatter! Graduated from Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur in animation and multimedia, Khatter later joined National Institute of Design for M. Des in animation film design. With various commercial and personal projects in her bag, she just keeps adding feathers to her crown. With experience in a start-up animation studio, working with various departments, creating content … Read More

#FeatureFriday : Dheeraj Berry’s journey from working on VFX to creating animated IPs
7:00 pm PDT 24/08/2018 By Krishanu Ghosal

We’ve recently discussed a lot about how the Indian animation industry is flourishing. From Indian IPs making their global presence felt to the further push for home-grown IPs, the scale at which the industry is pacing forward seems plausible. In today’s feature we speak to Dheeraj Berry, one of the earliest joiners of the industry. Berry has worked on several famed Indian IPs like Eena Meena Deeka, Tik Tak Tail and Motu Patlu. Tell us a little about your journey … Read More

Disney|ABC appoints Mila Livitz as SVP business affairs
3:00 pm PDT 22/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney | ABC Cable Services appointed Mila Livitz, a veteran from the industry as the SVP business affairs at Disney. Livitz will be reporting to EVP business affairs, Disney|ABC Networks Group Adina Savin. “Mila is a gifted, highly strategic executive and this promotion recognizes her significant contributions to the company and her ability to evolve with the rapidly-changing media landscape. A proven leader, Mila’s tenacity, industry savvy and smart negotiating skills make her well-positioned to oversee Disney TVA’s Business Affairs … Read More

#FeatureFriday: “I wish to die sitting in the director’s chair”– Anthony Bell
5:30 pm PDT 17/08/2018 By Yugandhara Shete

The talent house, Anthony Bell was in India for some production work related to another treat he is soon serving us. The Norm franchise is growing, with the next feature film coming soon for the audience. Director Bell in an exclusive interview with AnimationXpress shared some fond moments he had in India. How do you find India and the culture here? I am loving India, this is my fourth or maybe fifth trip here. I originally came when I released the film … Read More

Kenya Barris signs an exclusive multi-year deal with Netflix
1:00 pm PDT 17/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has signed writer and producer Kenya Barris to an exclusive multiyear deal. Barris is known for his ABC comedy series Black-ish and its spin-off series Grown-ish on Freeform. He also wrote the comedy movie Girl’s Trip and will now produce new television series for the streaming service. “Kenya uses his voice to make audiences more aware of the world around them, while simultaneously making them laugh. He is one of our great modern storytellers,” said Netflix VP of original … Read More

Viacom appoints Brendan Yam to lead the new international digital unit
11:00 am PDT 14/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Viacom International Media Networks announced Brendan Yam as the VP and general manager of the new unit, Viacom Digital Studios International (VDSI). The unit fill focus on creating, distributing and monetising digital content for Viacom’s flagship brand, including MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central. “Viacom has prioritized reaching digital-first audiences, and with over 3.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 180 countries and territories, our international youth audience is key to delivering on Viacom’s goals,” said VIMN president and CEO David … Read More

Disney Channels appoints Meredith Roberts as SVP animation strategy
11:00 am PDT 02/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Meredith Roberts has been appointed as the SVP animation strategy at Disney Channels. In the newly created role, Roberts will be responsible for steering the creative strategy for all animated content produced by Disney Television Animation and other studios for Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Disney XD and other related platforms. Being a member of the Women in Animation advisory board, Roberts will also be working to create an inclusive and supportive culture in the office. She will be reporting to … Read More