Nathania Seales has been promoted to VP of production for Cartoon Network On-Air. Formerly senior director of on-air production, Seales will oversee production of on-air promotions, program production, ad-supported/sponsored promotions and branding material for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. She will continue to manage the assignment of projects and budget allocations to partnering production companies, writers, animation and live-action producers and on-air talent.
Seales also will liaise with network programming, marketing and ad-sales groups to recommend on-air responses to multiple network initiatives. Seales is based in Atlanta and reports directly to Ouweleen.
"Nathania is not only a great producer herself, but she is a great manager of her people," said Michael Ouweleen, senior VP and creative director, on-air, for Cartoon Network. "She creates a 'can do' culture among her group, inspiring her producers always to rise to the challenge of supporting ambitious creative and finding ways to make the impossible possible."
Prior to joining Cartoon Network in 2003, Seales served as a senior producer at SpiralWest, Inc., a boutique Web design agency that specialized in Web site redesign, Flash games to CD-ROM and print work for such clients as Intel, Lucent Technologies and Century Theatres. There Seales was responsible for primary client interaction, creative development and internal team management as well as coordination of project flow, scheduling and budget projections. Before that, she was a script/recording supervisor at Wild Brain, Inc. where she oversaw script and recording of 26 episodes of POOCHINI'S YARD, the first original animated series for the San Francisco-based production company.
In 1999, Seales served as post-production supervisor at Sony Pictures Ent., where she helped set up the in-house post-graphics online operation at the studio. Her projects included supervising 67 episodes of the animated series JUMANJI, MEN IN BLACK and GODZILLA. Prior to this, Seales was a recording supervisor and post production manager at Universal Cartoon Studios, assigned to manage two 26-episode seasons of CASPER, a #1-rated Saturday morning show on Fox Television.
Seales earned a bachelor's degree in telecommunications with a minor in creative writing from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.