Akira Matsumoto will take over as vp/gm for Buena Vista Games, Asia Pacific, the global interactive entertainment arm of Disney Consumer Products on July 1, 2004. He replaces Shuji Utsumi, who will be leaving the company to pursue personal interests.
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Is the current state of animation employment a cause for concern for students entering the field in the U.S.? Animation vet Tom Sito reflects upon similar times and looks at the cycles of the animation business.
1421/E9K is hosting the first in a series of seminars on "How to Tackle the Business of Artistry," the first focusing on networking. The tentative list of guest speakers includes: Peter Jazwinski - author - ACT NOW, Jeff Gordon - Writer's Boot Camp, Zachary Levi - series regular - LESS THAN PERFECT, Chris Stormes - literary agent - Paradigm, Dave West - writer/director, Jesse Biltz - president - 1421 Prods., Rodney Lee Conover - filmmaker/writer/comedian, Henry Barrial - writer/director, Samantha Rader -public relations - Pedestal PR and Andrea Martin - acting teacher/actress.
American Film Market is a premiere market for the business of motion picture production and distribution. For eight days, the AFM sees more than 300 motion picture companies and 7,000 film executives. AFM assembles the largest gathering of the industry's most influential leaders. Acquisition and development execs, producers, distributors, agents, attorneys, buyers and film financiers convene to pursue the business of film. Hundreds of films are financed, packaged, licensed and greenlit, sealing over half a billion dollars in business for both completed films and those in pre-production.
Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has appointed two key executives, Ross Pollack as svp of business development, Asia, and John Fukunaga, svp of sales planning.
Samantha Maltin has been promoted to vp, business development, promotions marketing at Nickelodeon, responsible for developing on- and off-channel marketing and promotional opportunities for new business advertising sales partners and collaborating with Nickelodeon Ad Sales to secure non-traditional advertisers for the network. She also secures promotional partners for Nickelodeon Movies that can bring on- and off-channel support and leverage new or incremental media for the network.
Paul Robinson, svp of worldwide programming strategy for ABC Cable Networks Group and svp/md of Disney U.K. branded television is leaving the Walt Disney Co. to pursue new opportunities.
Its that time of year again please update your company profile in the Animation Industry Database! The newest editions of AWN's global animation, visual effects and gaming-related industry business directories will be published this coming January.
On Saturday, September 20, 2003 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Toronto Animated Image Society is hosting this one-day intensive workshop designed as a broad introduction for those interested in starting their own business and/or selling your skills as a freelancer. It will explain how to deal with GST, PST, legal registration, licensing, zoning and by-laws. Emphasis will be placed on saving money on taxes, getting organized, tapping into various consultants and government help centers.
This one-day intensive workshop, presented by the Toronto Animated Image Society, is designed as a broad introduction for those interested in starting their own business and/or selling your skills as a freelancer. It will explain how to deal with GST, PST, legal registration, licensing, zoning and bylaws. Emphasis will be placed on saving money on taxes, getting organized, tapping into various consultants and government help centers. This workshop is especially useful for anyone interested in setting up their own film production company or planning a film shoot.
David Miercort joins Miramax Films in Los Angeles as svp of acquisitions and business affairs. Reporting to both Agnes Mentre, head of Miramaxs acquisition group, and co-president of production, Bob Osher, Miercort will be involved in motion picture acquisitions activities from a business affairs/legal perspective and help facilitate agreements for promotions initiatives.
AWN managing editor Rick DeMott surveyed a wide array of international professionals and asked them their opinions on why they attend MIFA.
The Entertainment Technology Center at USC's Digital Cinema Laboratory launches a summer series of digitally projected movies with Disney/Pixar's FINDING NEMO on July 7, 2003. The screenings will be held at 7:00 pm at the Lab's historic theater location on Hollywood Blvd., near Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood.
Richard Marks joins Universal Network Television as vp of business affairs, it was announced by Neil Strum, exec vp of Universal Television Productions. Marks will be responsible for business affairs for the Universal series THE AGENCY and THE DISTRICT, as well as pilots ABOUT A BOY, SLICE O' LIFE and KAREN SISCO.
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The Electronic Entertainment Expo held its inaugural show in 1995 with an impressive array of exhibitors and attendees. That show represented the first opportunity for everyone in the industry to meet in the same place, at the same time, at a show designed specifically to meet their business needs. It was the beginning of a thriving event where industry participants gathered to generate business and gain worldwide exposure.
Oliver Wade reviews the book Animating Real-Time Game Characters by Paul Steed and gives the potential buyer some good advice on whether or not to make the purchase.
Corus Entertainment Inc. held its annual General Meeting on December 11, 2002 and outlined its action plan to position Nelvana as a key component of the company's overall business strategy, which includes a focus on vertical integration and content ownership. In addition, the company announced the appointment of Doug Murphy to executive vice president, business development for Nelvana.
Animation World Network (AWN) has launched its inaugural publication of the AIDB Business Directory series...
AWN is pleased to welcome Jay Hudson to the staff as AWN's new business development representative...
Gregory Singer sits down with industry veteran Frank Gladstone and learns that it isn't all gloom and doom when facing a career in today's market. The trick is to be flexible.
Paul Yanover has been named senior vice president and general manager of The Walt Disney Company's newly formed business unit, Buena Vista Game Entertainment Studio. Yanover will oversee all aspects of operations, including business, creative and product development, and strategic planning for the newly created entity. Yanover's extensive technology and entertainment background includes eight years at The Walt Disney Company in Feature Animation.
CASBAA 2001 is Asia's premier convention for the cable and satellite broadcasting industry. Held annually, this year's CASBAA convention is all about the business of doing business inside the new economy and making it work!
So! Animation, a creative, cross-platform design shop, has joined forces with John Lovelace, So!'s new partner and executive producer/director of new business development. Former executive producer and director of new business development for the New York division of Click 3X, Lovelace brings the skills and knowledge gained at Click 3x to So! and will lead the company in their commitment to target commercial spots as well as long-form. Coinciding with the addition of Lovelace, So!