EXCLUSIVE: As part of Nickelodeon’s ongoing reshaping of their animation division, three of the studio’s top animation executives were laid off last Friday.
The three individuals who exited Nickelodeon Animation Studio were Rich Magallanes, senior vice president, current series (pictured top left); Jenna Boyd, senior vice president, animation development (top right); and Jill Sanford, vice president, animation development.
Rich Magallenes was an 18-year veteran of the company who began working at the studio in 1997 as a freelance story consultant on shows such as Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys and Angry Beavers. Jenna Boyd was also an 18-year veteran of the company, who started at Nickelodeon as a production intern on Kenan & Kel. Jill Sanford had joined Nick in 2012 from Disney where she had been the director of original series for Disney Television Animation.