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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


Esports organisation Gen.G appoints Chris Park as chief executive officer
3:00 pm PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Global esports organisation Gen.G announced that it has appointed Chris Park as chief executive officer. Gen.G has also announced that co-founder Kevin Chou will assume the role of executive chairman. “We are extremely excited for Chris to join Gen.G and lead us to new heights. He has a brilliant mind for growth and innovation, and we look forward to him applying his great skill set with Gen.G. We have big goals for 2019 and beyond, and Chris is the right person … Read More


Zee media blazes a trail of initiatives for aspiring students
5:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

As Zee media and Essel Group gear up to launch the first edition of Aesthetics Youth Conclave, a three-day extravaganza specially curated for the students and professionals across the AVGC sector along with other initiatives, We spoke to Essel Group’s Innovation head Mr Sidharth Balakrishna to get exclusive insights about their drive for propelling the AVGC scene through these initiatives.  Can you tell us something about your work at Zee? I am responsible for implementing strategic initiatives, especially pertaining to … Read More


Abhimanyu Singh uncut on the soaring success of Contiloe Pictures
4:00 pm PDT 26/12/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

Earlier this month, AnimationXpress reported about Contiloe Pictures’ historical period drama 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 to stream on Netflix, after a successful TV run. With this, Contiloe Pictures continues to wow audiences with its varied content ranging across different genres. Behind this success saga, lies the vision and relentless pursuit of Contiloe Pictures CEO and founder Abhimanyu Singh. Right after graduation, Singh started his first independent production for public broadcaster, Doordarshan under the banner of Contiloe Pictures which has since … Read More


Kushi TV programming manager Anugraha Michealine Pearly B speaks on her journey
11:30 am PDT 24/12/2018 By Tarachand Wanvari

Young, intelligent and good-looking is the Sun TV Network’s Kushi TV programming manager Anugraha Michealine Pearly B. The dusky lady has had hands-on experience across various verticals in the media and entertainment industry – copy, content, process and technical writing, character writing translating. After working for a short period for Star Vijay, Pearly B starting an ad agency and then tried her hand at organising events. She says that she has never hesitated to try something new. Excerpts of an … Read More


Craig Hunegs to leave Warner Bros. studio at the end of the year
1:00 pm PDT 11/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Warner Bros. Television Group president, business and strategy and Warner Bros. Digital Networks, president Craig Hunegs will be leaving the studio at the end of the year. Hunegs, a 20-year WBTV veteran, is the highest-ranking executive to leave the company since AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner was completed in the summer. “Craig has been an invaluable member of the Warner Bros. family for more than two decades.  His skills as a manager, a savvy deal maker and a hugely talented … Read More


Cosmos-Maya takes on-board new COO, CFO and HR director
6:30 pm PDT 28/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Cosmos-Maya, a renowned name in the kids’ content appoints Adi Shayan, Kalyani Rane and Ashutosh Tipnis as the new COO, CFO and HR director respectively. Shayan served as a COO at Xentrix Studios prior to joining Cosmos-Maya. He has an experience of almost 20 years in VFX and CGI and has also been at a position of studio manager at DreamWorks Animation. Rane will be joining as the CFO after serving JSM Corporation for 10 years. She is an experienced … Read More


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Marvel veteran Stan Lee bids adieu at 95
11:00 am PDT 13/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel co-creator, legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee has passed away on 12 November at the age of 95. According to TMZ, Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from his Hollywood Hills home and died there. The news was confirmed by Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. Born as Stanley Martin Lieber on 28 December, 1922, he grew up poor in Washington Heights, where his father, a Romanian immigrant, was a dress-cutter. … Read More