Max Howard has been named president of independent animation producer Exodus Film Group, Variety reports. Howard is a former president of Warner Bros. Feature Animation and senior vice president of Walt Disney Feature Animation.
Josette Bonte has been appointed vice president of digital media at Cookie Jar Entertainment, World Screen reports. Bonte will leave the Ovum consulting firm to take the newly created post at Cookie Jar.
Time Warner had operating income of $11.1 billion in 2006, up 11% from $10.0 billion in 2005, the company said last week. Annual revenues rose to $23.7 billion from $21.6 billion. For the fourth quarter of 2006, operating income rose 4% to $2.1 billion while revenues rose 8% to $12.5 billion. The company credited the […]
The Walt Disney Company announced a net income of $1.7 billion for the first quarter of 2007, on earnings of $9.725 billion. The profit is more than double the profit from the same quarter a year ago, although the final number was boosted by one-time sales of assets.
Actress Kelly Hu has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about a variety of her current projects, including her role as Okiku in Spike’s Afro Samurai, as well as her roles as a “massage therapist” on the ABC sitcom In Case of Emergency and as Lady Deathstrike in X-2.
Italian animator Emanuele Luzzati has died at his home in Genoa, Italy, at the age of 85. Luzzati’s colorful and dreamlike artistic style yielded two Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Short Film (or the equivalent category): one in 1965 for The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) and one in 1973 for Pulcinella. Luzzati also […]
The final list of candidates for the American Anime Awards has been announced: Best Actor Johnny Yong Bosch (Akira, Bleach, Eureka 7) Crispin Freeman (Hellsing Ultimate, Noein, Revolutionary Girl Utena) Richard Hayworth (Rurouni Kenshin) Yuri Lowenthal (Naruto) Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Macross) Best Actress Luci Christian (Princess Tutu) Susan Dalian (Naruto) Mary Elizabeth (Ghost in […]
A report in the New York Times details the expected announcement of V-me, a new public broadcasting network aimed at Latino populations in major American cities (registration required). The expected programming palette will be a mix of original and dubbed programming. Franny’s Feet and Lunar Jim, two animated children’s shows, were cited by name to […]
Animation Collective has appointed a pair of distributors to sell its series Ellen’s Acres to international markets, C21Media reports. Canadian group Picture Box Distribution will handle the Canadian, European, Middle Eastern and African markets with Small Screen Entertainment handling the task in Asia and Latin America.
Nickelodeon has announced it is developing five brand new animated series in partnership with various international production houses, C21Media reports. Each of the series will be initially produced as a pilot short, with the option open for a full series. The concepts include Oasis, a non-verbal animation by Tuba Entertainment under TF1 and TeamTo, and […]