Thursday, November 15

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Brenda Freeman Joins DreamWorks Animation As Head Of Television Marketing

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Former Turner Animation CMO to Helm Marketing Efforts for Growing Television Division Former Turner Animation Chief Marketing Officer Brenda Freeman will join DreamWorks Animation as the studio's new head of television marketing. Freeman, whose extensive experience in kids television includes marketing strategy and vision for Turner's top-ranked station Cartoon Network, will spearhead global marketing efforts for DreamWorks' growing TV business. (more…)

Riyaz Ahmad Khan & S Mudasir Kubravi: Rising Star of Indian Animation Industry

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When their friends left for greener pastures to chase dreams, Riyaz Ahmad Khan and S Mudasir Kubravi resisted and chose Kashmir to work in. Their sheer grit and sustained hard work have finally paid to them. The downright professionalism that Khan and Kubravi over the years have gained has made them unparalleled in animation skills, graphics and designing. The duo recently developed the 'walkthrough'— an animated design of Valley’s first multi-crore vertical housing project: Shehjar Apartments. (more…)

Disney Animation’s Andrew Millstein on a ‘Frozen’ Sequel and the Studio’s Next Marvel Collaboration

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The executive VP and GM of the re-energized unit talks about the popularity of "Frozen" and its soundtrack, whether there's a rivalry with Pixar and plans for the comic-based "Big Hero 6."  Walt Disney Animation Studios is on a roll that began with 2010's Tangled and continued with 2012's Wreck-It Ralph. And now with Frozen -- the $150 million movie has grossed $914 million worldwide -- Disney's re-energized animation unit is even overshadowing its corporate sibling at Pixar. Andrew Millstein, 53, who oversees day-to-day operations of the 800-person animation unit, credits the changes that Pixar chiefs JohnLasseter and Ed Catmull put in place when they took on the additional titles of chief creative officer and president of Disney Animation, respectively, after Disney acquired Pixar for $

Jeffrey Katzenberg to Keynote Licensing Expo 2014

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The CEO of Dreamworks Animation will provide insights into the future of the media and entertainment industries and the licensing/merchandising business. Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks Animation, will deliver the keynote address at Licensing Expo 2014. “As the leader of one of the most successful and trendsetting entertainment companies and licensors in the world, Jeffrey Katzenberg will provide attendees with his valuable insights into the future of the media and entertainment industries and the licensing business that is sure to resonate with all those in attendance, during the upcoming show and beyond,” said Charles Riotto, president of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association, which is sponsoring the annual event.  (more…)

Father of Indian Animation, Ram Mohan Awarded Padma Shri

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Father of Indian Animation and Founder of Graphiti, Ram Mohan, who has kept inspiring the Animation Industry for decades, has been selected for the prestigious Padma Shri Award, India’s 4th highest Civilian award, that was announced yesterday, which marked the 65th Republic Day. Ram Mohan, who believes that Animation is a combination of Story Telling, Design and Performance, has been serving Indian Animation for more than 50 years, and was also honored with two National Awards for the Best Film on family planning, “Baap Re Baap” and Best Animation Film; “You said it”. (more…)