“Malaysia is like a hidden gem — not talked up a lot globally. It’s a quiet giant of animation.”
Last year, exports of French animation reached a record €77.4 (US$91.3) million.
The tech setup will extend Weta’s remote collaborative workflow to its crew all over the world.
The veteran animator and filmmaker joined the studio last year to work on an as-yet-undisclosed series.
The U.K. company has also signed with L.A.’s Creative Artists Agency “to help identify and develop global partners for its business.”
Naito has overseen the running of Nickelodeon’s animation business since 2018.
The veteran executive, who helped develop shows including “Adventure Time” and “The Fairly Oddparents,” is returning to independent production.
Combined, the two studios he’s leading currently produce more than 30 series.
Mayer left a top role at the Walt Disney Company to lead Tiktok, but Donald Trump had other plans for him.
Helmer will work to “accelerate racial and cultural diversity and inclusion” in kids’ programming.
The company calls it a “radical shift in studio working structure.”
The studio says it intends to hire back employees when it can safely have the crew back in its buildings.
On the upside, the Disney+ streaming service has passed 60 million subscribers in less than nine months.
The company’s reboot strategy will be led by Fox and Marvel veteran Grant Gish.
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Ottawa’s Mercury Filmworks is operating at only 75% capacity during the pandemic.
Skydance Animation scores with another high-profile hire on the management side.
Dreamworks veteran Gabriele Pennacchioli is on board as executive producer.
Bron Digital will emphasize virtual production workflows.