Hear it from the first Indian to write for DC Comics – Ram Venkatesan on ‘Batman Secret Files #1’
7:00 pm PDT 28/01/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

There’s hardly any comic lover who doesn’t admire Batman. He has always been a fan-favourite since its inception in the comics universe in 1939 (Detective Comics). The Dark Knight has an overwhelming fan-base across the globe and has been featured on innumerable comics over the years, including Batman Secret Files #1, the latest one in the Secret Files and Origins. Secret Files and Origins is a series of one-shot comic books and mini-series produced by DC Comics. Published in October … Read More

Esports organisation Gen.G appoints Chris Park as chief executive officer
3:00 pm PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Global esports organisation Gen.G announced that it has appointed Chris Park as chief executive officer. Gen.G has also announced that co-founder Kevin Chou will assume the role of executive chairman. “We are extremely excited for Chris to join Gen.G and lead us to new heights. He has a brilliant mind for growth and innovation, and we look forward to him applying his great skill set with Gen.G. We have big goals for 2019 and beyond, and Chris is the right person … Read More

Zee media blazes a trail of initiatives for aspiring students
5:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

As Zee media and Essel Group gear up to launch the first edition of Aesthetics Youth Conclave, a three-day extravaganza specially curated for the students and professionals across the AVGC sector along with other initiatives, We spoke to Essel Group’s Innovation head Mr Sidharth Balakrishna to get exclusive insights about their drive for propelling the AVGC scene through these initiatives.  Can you tell us something about your work at Zee? I am responsible for implementing strategic initiatives, especially pertaining to … Read More

Abhimanyu Singh uncut on the soaring success of Contiloe Pictures
4:00 pm PDT 26/12/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

Earlier this month, AnimationXpress reported about Contiloe Pictures’ historical period drama 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 to stream on Netflix, after a successful TV run. With this, Contiloe Pictures continues to wow audiences with its varied content ranging across different genres. Behind this success saga, lies the vision and relentless pursuit of Contiloe Pictures CEO and founder Abhimanyu Singh. Right after graduation, Singh started his first independent production for public broadcaster, Doordarshan under the banner of Contiloe Pictures which has since … Read More

Kushi TV programming manager Anugraha Michealine Pearly B speaks on her journey
11:30 am PDT 24/12/2018 By Tarachand Wanvari

Young, intelligent and good-looking is the Sun TV Network’s Kushi TV programming manager Anugraha Michealine Pearly B. The dusky lady has had hands-on experience across various verticals in the media and entertainment industry – copy, content, process and technical writing, character writing translating. After working for a short period for Star Vijay, Pearly B starting an ad agency and then tried her hand at organising events. She says that she has never hesitated to try something new. Excerpts of an … Read More

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