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Miles R. Gilburne to Step Down from Time Warner's Board of Directors

Miles R. Gilburne has decided not to stand for re-election to Time Warner’s Board of Directors in 2006. Gilburne said in a statement, “…I have concluded that my expertise and skills can best be leveraged at this time as a participant in younger companies with a more exclusive focus on digital products and services for […]

NY Times Talks CN's Anime

A slightly condescending article in the New York Times Arts section delves into what it judges as the anime series on Cartoon Network which defy anime stereotypes (registration required). Among the shows judged worthy are Naruto, Samurai Champloo, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

Viacom Names James Bombassei Senior VP of Investor Relations

James Bombassei has been appointed Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Viacom Inc. Bombassei, reporting to Michael J. Dolan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Viacom, is responsible for all Investor Relations functions, including shareholder communications and the company’s relationships with securities analysts and money managers. Bombassei moves into his new function […]

Shortage of Skills Hits Animation Industry

Business-Standard takes a quick look at the shortage of skills within the animation industry.

Viacom Completes Separation Into CBS Corporation and "New" Viacom

Viacom Inc. has completed the transaction to separate the company into two publicly traded entities: CBS Corporation and “New” Viacom Inc. Shares of the two new companies commenced trading on the New York Stock Exchange on January 3, 2006, under the symbols: “CBS.A” (CBS Corporation Class A Common Stock) and ”CBS” (CBS Corporation Class B […]

Carrie Dumont Joins Cookie Jar Entertainment

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.

Jupitermedia Acquires Animation Factory

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, […]

Toby Nelson Named Senior Vice President And Treasurer For Post-Separation Viacom

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 […]

Jeff Bewkes Named President and Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Inc.

Jeff Bewkes has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Inc. Don Logan, Chairman of Time Warner’s Media & Communications Group, plans to retire at the end of 2005 and become the non-executive Chairman of Time Warner Cable’s board of directors. [Source: Time Warner]

HIT Hires New VP

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. […]

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