An official statement says: “Covid-19 is changing the entertainment industry … The merger is a direct and necessary response.”
Roy, an experienced animation producer at the National Film Board of Canada, will now spearhead a broader creative strategy for the organization.
Staff at the vfx titan are facing significant pay cuts. But some are now being offered “salary support,” with the help of production partner Locksmith Animation.
ViacomCBS’s revamped streamer, due to launch in summer, will be home to shows from Nickelodeon, Paramount, and MTV, among others.
Disney’s streaming chief will oversee the global expansion of the popular, controversial video sharing app.
The company sees a big opportunity in the current crisis.
The agency will work with the character “in all areas, including tv, film, and brand strategy and commercial endorsements.”
Kanter oversaw the launch of Disney Junior and the development of many Disney tv shows.
Fifty percent of production spending in Ireland is now animation.
The company’s animation studio has produced a segment of Netflix’s “Love, Death & Robots,” Disney’s “101 Dalmatian Street,” and music videos for Gorillaz
In a guest piece, industry executive Aaron Simpson explains how the animation industry had been preparing for this disaster for decades without even knowing it.
The veteran executive served as the programming block’s creative director at its launch in 2001.
Warner Bros. gave up on a previous partnership with the toy company after their movies yielded diminishing returns.
The company’s treatment of its staff is “grotesque” says a grassroots vfx workers rights organization.
Layoffs have taken place in both Florida and New Zealand.
The company says this must be done in order to retain jobs amid the crisis. Union representatives are worried about the long-term implications.
So says “The New York Times,” which interviewed the recently departed CEO.
The partnership’s first project will be a short film about the coronavirus.
The producers of “Bob’s Burgers” will partner with Princess Pictures to develop animated shows from Australian creators.