Paramount Animation has named Ramsey Naito, producer of Dreamworks’ The Boss Baby, as executive vice president of its animation group. Naito will report to Paramount Animation president Mireille Soria, who also left Dreamworks Animation last year to join Paramount.
In her new role, Naito will oversee production on the third Spongebob Squarepants feature film. She will actively seek new projects for development and animation talent to work with the division, while also working with Soria to build “cross-divisional opportunities” with Nickelodeon and parent company Viacom’s other brands.
“I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Ramsey for a number of years,” said Soria. “She is a consummate professional with incredible creative instincts and relationships. I am so excited for her to bring her skills and energy to our growing team.”