Carrie Dumont has joined Cookie Jar Entertainment (from Nelvana) as VP of its business affairs group, AWN reports. Dumont’s duties will include leading the company’s expanding property acquisition, development, and merchandising activities. Her immediate focus will involve overseeing agreements with the roster of partners involved in The Doodlebops and Caillou.
Online content provider Jupitermedia Corp. has acquired Animation Factory Inc. from VA Software Corp. for $9.35 million in cash and debt. Animation Factory Inc. includes the MediaBuilder Network of Web sites: www.animationfactory.com and www.mediabuilder.com. The company is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and offers paid online subscriptions for royalty-free 3D clip art, animated graphics, […]
Viacom Inc. today announced that George (Toby) Nelson has been appointed Senior Vice President and Treasurer for new Viacom. In his new position, Nelson will be responsible for domestic and international capital market activities, banking services, foreign exchange, and employee benefit plan asset management for the company. He will report to Michael J. Dolan, Executive […]
Right on the heels of the departure of director of corporate development Nigel Birrell, HIT Entertainment has appointed Bill Burke as VP of brand development. Based in HIT’s New York office, Burke will oversee the brand development of HIT properties as well as the portfolio of brands beneath the Jim Henson banner that HIT manages. […]
Viacom Inc.’s board of directors has approved a stock purchase program under which the new post-separation Viacom Inc. is authorized to acquire from time to time up to $3 billion of its class A and class B common stock. The program will commence following the separation of Viacom into two publicly traded companies, which is […]
Cookie Jar Entertainment has appointed Carrie Dumont to the position of VP of business affairs, effective immediately. In her new position, Dumont will be responsible for expanding the company’s property acquisition, development and merchandising activities, with an immediate focus on overseeing agreements with partners involved in Cookie Jar’s The Doodlebops and Caillou. [Source: World Screen]
The Jim Henson Company has hired Jason Lust as Senior Vice President, Feature Films. In his new role, Lust will oversee and expand the company’s film development slate by continuing to pursue strategic creative partners as well as tap into the company’s dedicated development fund for optioning existing properties, such as children’s books, comics and […]