William Shpall, chief operating officer of Film Roman, has left the company. John Hyde, president and CEO of Film Roman, has told AWN that Shpall has worked out a deal to leave his post to pursue other Internet deals and projects that have presented themselves to him. Shpall was the father of Film Roman's Web entertainment destination, Level 13, which launched on November 27, 1999. According to Hyde, Shpall with continue on as a consultant to Level 13 and Film Roman's overall Internet strategy until at least the fall of 2000. Currently, Hyde and company's number three man, John Vain, have assumed Shpall's duties at the company.
Read Lee Dannacher's article "Quenching The New Millennium's Thirst For Animated Fare" to learn more about Level 13 and other Web animation sites.