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Bill Dennis to run Indian animation studio

BILL DENNIS has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mumbai, India-based UTVI ANIMATION and RM/USL STUDIOS, the largest animation studio in India. Dennis will be responsible for overseeing and growing the operations of the companies' studios in Singapore and Bombay and for developing new animation studios around the region. He will also oversee all in-house development and co-production deals. Dennis, now based in Los Angeles, was previously president of Fil-Cartoons in Manila, a studio which serviced Hanna-Barbera and Turner Broadcasting before they merged with Time/Warner. Prior to that, he was on the executive production teams for Disney's "Lion King," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin."

Animation World Magazine's August 1998 issue features a profile of RM/USL Studios.