Warner Bros. Animation Announces Three New Executive Appointments
Prior to DreamWorks, Adams was Vice President, Business Affairs, Business Development & Sales at Cookie Jar Entertainment, where he spearheaded sales for the company in the areas of home video and publishing, and negotiated/closed a number of deals across home video, new media and merchandising.
Before Cookie Jar, Adams maintained his own development, business affairs and business development consultancy, providing business counsel across a broad range of subjects to a number of clients in film and television production, as well as publishing. He was also Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, for Cartoon Network Studios, as well as Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, for Turner Television. Prior to that, Adams was an associate attorney in the entertainment and intellectual property practice of the law firm then known as Katten Muchin & Zavis, and he began his entertainment career as an associated at Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler.
Bastian comes to WBA after spending the last 11 years in the original series department at Cartoon Network. During his tenure, he was the Executive in Charge of Production of 10 original animated series, supervising the initial development and day-to-day production of such long-running programs as "ED, EDD N EDDY," "COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG," "JUSTICE LEAGUE," "THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY AND MANDY" and, most recently, "CHOWDER." He was also the Executive in Charge of Production of such Cartoon Network original longform programs as "ED, EDD N EDDY'S BIG PICTURE SHOW," "UNDERFIST: HALLOWEEN BASH," "BILLY AND MANDY'S BIG BOOGIE ADVENTURE" and "WRATH OF THE SPIDER QUEEN."
Before Cartoon Network, Bastian was the Manager of Development and Acquisitions at Lightyear Entertainment in New York City. While in New York, he also performed color rendering for six years on the independent animated films of Faith Hubley at The Hubley Studio, and Emily Hubley at Hubbub, Inc. Bastian graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in Communication specializing in Film.