Travis Knight Upped to President, CEO of LAIKA
All company divisions will report to Travis Knight. Film acquisition, development, production and marketing will fall under Jennings' purview. LAIKA/house, the advertising and commercial side of the company, will continue to be led by division president Lourri Hammack. Wahl will oversee technology, business affairs, finance and administration. Because of the importance of getting another project into production, Knight and Jennings will head up LAIKA's film development efforts jointly. Currently LAIKA's active development slate includes nine film projects, including the already announced HERE BE MONSTERS, based on the best-selling book by Alan Snow; THE WALL AND THE WING, based on the bestseller by Laura Ruby, and PARANORMAN, based on an original idea by CORALINE Head of Story Chris Butler.