Nickelodeon has created three new roles at its animation studio headquarters in Burbank, as part of its efforts to increase its development and production slate. The new hires include Darlene Caamaño Loquet (pictured) as SVP of Nickelodeon Movies, Liz Paulson as SVP of Nickelodeon Animation casting and talent development and Camille Eden as VP of Nickelodeon recruiting and talent development.
All three officially began in their new roles earlier this week and will report to EVP of Nickelodeon Animation Studios Ramsey Naito, who said in a statement that Nickelodeon Animation is working on building the culture, developing talent and creating great animated content for kids to drive the business forward.
In her new role, Caamaño Loquet is overseeing the movie business by building and managing a slate of feature and SVOD content. Paulson, meanwhile, will run animation casting and talent development, including development and current series productions, movies and short-form content. And Eden will be leading recruitment for the animation studio by finding and placing new talent to help develop the growing slate.
Before Caamaño Loquet joined Nick she was the VP of production at Fox Animation, where she worked on The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Zita the Space Girl and NIMONA. She also previously served as president and COO of NALA Films where she produced The Bling Ring. She began her executive career at DreamWorks Animation.
Paulson spent 20 years in casting, most recently serving as SVP of casting at 20th Century Fox Television, overseeing shows like American Horror Story, Bob’s Burgers and Fresh of the Boat. She is a founding partner of Mel & Liz Casting, a commercial casting company that works with TV and feature directors.
Eden, on the other hand, oversaw the recruitment and outreach strategy at Walt Disney Animation Studios, working on Frozen and Frozen 2, Wreck-it Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet, Moana, Zootopia and Big Hero 6. She also worked on DreamWorks Animation’s first CG-feature Shark Tale. Eden also held roles at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Framestore.