Rovio Entertainment has tapped former DreamWorks Animation exec Tuomo Korpinen as president of Rovio Animation Company and Blue Bird Distribution Company.
After spending nearly three years heading up production for Mattel’s Playground Productions entertainment division, animation industry vet Marge Dean has been tapped as GM by California-based Stoopid Buddy Stoodios as the company moves further into 2D, 3D and CGI animation.
Toronto, Canada’s Spin Master has upped Laura Clunie to VP of entertainment, six months after the ex-eOne Family exec joined the company.
Former Viacom exec Vanessa Brookman is stepping into the newly created role of VP of content & creative, UK and Northern Europe at Turner Broadcasting, where she will execute content strategies for the company’s kids and general entertainment portfolio.
Viacom alum Tanya Haider is among two new hires joining the ranks at Sesame Workshop, where she will work closely with a slew of former Nickelodeon execs – including Sesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey Dunn.
Technicolor has tapped ex-Disney Interactive exec Sean Mullen (pictured) and David Kern to bolster its feature animation and game engine capabilities.
More than a month after Zodiak Media and Banijay Group confirmed they were in merger talks, the France-based media companies have today agreed to unite, creating a global producer-distributor with a footprint in 18 territories and revenues surpassing US$1 billion.