The National Film Board has named Roddy McManus as the new Executive Producer of its English-language Animation Studio. McManus succeeds veteran animation producer David Verrall starting August 8, 2011.
McManus has been producing animation for the Canadian and international markets for 20 years. Most recently, he was Executive Producer at POP6 from 1999 to the present, leading a team of artists and producers.
His most recent credits include: producer on Transgression, a Spain/Italy/Canada feature co-production; co-producer of Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie, a UK/Canada animated feature; executive producer, writer and story editor on Zooville, a mixed media/animated series for the Web, the iPhone and television; and executive producer and story editor on the animated series Inuk.