Buzz Potamkin has been named to the board of directors of Visionary Media LLC, a New York-based company that develops online content. Potamkin is president of an independent animation consulting firm, Project X, through which he will now explore opportunities for Visionary Medias web properties, such as WhirlGirl, to reach additional media including film and television animation. Since founding Project X in 1996, Potamkin has just completed production of the direct-to-video title Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night for Columbia Tri-Star Home Video. Since I moved back from Los Angeles I have been looking at the Internet as a prime venue for emerging entertainment properties, Potamkin said. From 1991 to 1996, Potamkin worked at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in Los Angeles, most recently as executive vice president, executive producer and head of TV. A veteran of the industry, Potamkin previously worked in advertising and founded two other companies: Southern Star Productions and Perpetual Motion Pictures.
Read Buzz Potamkins review of the current state of programming in the upcoming November 1998 issue of Animation World Magazine, available November 1.