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Framestore appoints David Michaels as director of production and business development
12:30 pm PDT 03/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The Oscar-winning VFX studio Framestore has announced that post-production specialist David Michaels has joined the company’s Chicago office as the new director of production and business development. David will be working across integrated advertising. A keen traveller, and armed with his global experience, David’s knowledge of the post-production industry both in the US and across Europe is an asset to the Framestore team. “We’re incredibly excited that David has made the move to join us here at Framestore. The scope of … Read More


Epic Story Media appoints Jessica Labi and David Sztoser to expand its senior team
4:30 pm PDT 29/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Independent content creation and distribution company, Epic Story Media (ESM) is expanding its senior team with two new hires –  former eOne acquisitions VP Jessica Labi as head of distribution and brand strategy alongside former Nickelodeon toys VP, David Sztoser as head of licensing and merchandising. Both of them will be working across ESM’s growing slate of creator-led brands. The slate has recently expanded to represent global licensing rights to international animated series Slugterra, as well as licensing and television … Read More


Indian entrepreneur Arjun Madhavan features in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list- 2019
6:00 pm PDT 16/04/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

With a 4,000+ strong alumni network that spans the globe over the last few years, the Forbes 30 under 30 list continues to spotlight the impressive, inspiring work being done across industries. The feature is special not only because it merits the hard work, efforts and achievements of one’s entrepreneurial journey, but more importantly because of the amazing alumni that this list houses and co-members of the feature that continue to do such incredible work in their respective fields. Indian … Read More


Marvel India conducts a multi-city fan event with Robert Downey Jr in a live video conference
12:00 pm PDT 15/04/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Marvel India surprised its fans in India with a one-of-a-kind-fan-event where they got to meet their favourite superhero Iron Man (Tony Stark) aka Robert Downey Jr in a LIVE video conference. Gathering at respective assigned venues from four cities- New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru, fans flocked in huge numbers to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their favourite superhero, even if it was virtual, and get their questions answered. Presently on a series of press tour for Avengers:Endgame, Downey Jr. was live … Read More


Reaching heights in the animation industry: DreamWorks’ Ravi kamble bares it all
6:30 pm PDT 08/04/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

A journey that began watching cartoons and laying videogames led way to some interesting characters from popular animated features like Penguins of Madagascar, How To Train your Dragon: The Hidden World and many others. After working as freelancer at Revolution Software for the Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars director´s cut videogame, animator Ravi Kamble moved to Manchester to work at RedVision as a junior animator. While being at Redstar he learned a lot about aspects of 3D production beyond just … Read More


Toonz Entertainment head of business development Kishor Shrivastav is leaving to chase passion in live action
2:00 pm PDT 27/03/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Toonz  Entertainment head of business development Kishor Shrivastav has revealed that he will be leaving his position in the group on 30 March 2019. “I’ll be leaving my position as head – business development here at Toonz Media Group, and my last day would be 30th March 2019,” said Shrivastav in an official mail. He shared with AnimationXpress that he has been eyeing to explore avenues of creating something unique which will take him one level up. His passion has always … Read More


Industry veteran Virendra Chauhan joins 88 Pictures
2:00 pm PDT 07/03/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Industry veteran Virendra Chauhan has joined 88 Pictures as VP production and operations. Spanning over illustrious career of three decades with robust experience across creative and production management, Chauhan is an eminent personality in the Indian animation industry. 88 Pictures founder and CEO Milind Shinde said, “We have always talked about disruption and our endless efforts to reach to the moon. This stands true in the kind of brand I am trying to build or type of super challenging projects … Read More


Art director Savio Mascarenhas completes 25 years with Tinkle Comics
6:00 pm PDT 05/03/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Tinkle Comics art director Savio Mascarenhas completed a silver jubilee at the publication house. Mascarenhas’ journey started with Tinkle in 1991 as a freelance cartoonist. He started drawing single panel gags called See and Smiles. He was working as a copywriter with an ad agency during that time. Pai, the editor and assistant editor Reena Puri showed a great amount of faith in his work, encouraging him to pursue drawing comics as his career. Mascarenhas remembers the fond memories of … Read More


Warner Bros.’ new chief intellectual property counsel is Patrick Perkins
12:00 pm PDT 26/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Patrick Perkins has been announced as chief intellectual property counsel at Warner Bros.,  by Warner Bros. executive vice president and general counsel John Rogovin, to whom Perkins will report. In his new role, Perkins will supervise all of the company’s intellectual property functions, including copyright, trademark, music, production clearance, and rights analysis. Jeremy Williams, who previously led Warner Bros.’ intellectual property function for 20 years, will expand his current role as deputy general counsel and continue to take the lead on intellectual property … Read More


Dylan Sisson on the advancement of the Pixar developed software Renderman
6:00 pm PDT 19/02/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Disney and Pixar have their own way of story-telling. The animation is loved all over the globe because of the realistic touch the team at these studios gives to the characters and the story as a whole. Good story-telling requires good output and, a software developed by Pixar helps the team generate animation which is appreciated everywhere. Renderman is the software developed by Pixar to build community amongst young artists. Animation Xpress got an opportunity to talk with Renderman marketing manager … Read More


Skydance Animation promote Holly Edwards to the role of president
2:00 pm PDT 18/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

California-based Skydance Animation has promoted its head of production Holly Edwards to the position of president. The appointment was made after division head John Lasseter and Skydance Media chief David Ellison came together for an informal meeting. Edwards will be replacing the outgoing president Bill Damaschke, and will be directing the studio’s business aspects of production activities for the studio’s entire slate. An animation industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in television production business, Edwards has been a … Read More


Hear it from the first Indian to write for DC Comics – Ram Venkatesan on ‘Batman Secret Files #1’
7:00 pm PDT 28/01/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

There’s hardly any comic lover who doesn’t admire Batman. He has always been a fan-favourite since its inception in the comics universe in 1939 (Detective Comics). The Dark Knight has an overwhelming fan-base across the globe and has been featured on innumerable comics over the years, including Batman Secret Files #1, the latest one in the Secret Files and Origins. Secret Files and Origins is a series of one-shot comic books and mini-series produced by DC Comics. Published in October … Read More