Technicolor Appoints Kristy Scanlan to Head Business Development for Technicolor’s Animation Production Arm
22 February 2012
Paris (France) & Hollywood (California) – February 22, 2012 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announces the addition of Kristy Scanlan as Vice President, Business Development for Technicolor Digital Productions’ Animation group, reporting to Robert Winthrop, head of Animation.
In this role, Ms. Scanlan will be responsible for growing the company’s animation production services, developing business strategies, and coordinating marketing initiatives. Among her initial priorities is to oversee the strategic expansion of Technicolor’s animation services business for video game and advertising clients.
“With the wealth of experience and extensive industry relationships she possesses, we are thrilled to welcome Kristy to Technicolor. Along with the recent addition of key advertising and video game clients and the start of production on a second Barbie® DVD feature for Mattel, Kristy will be instrumental to the successful growth of our Animation group,” said Tim Sarnoff, President, Technicolor Digital Productions.
Prior to joining Technicolor, Ms. Scanlan was head of production for Threshold Entertainment, where she produced the computer-generated (“CG”) animated feature-length films, BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn, LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers, Hero Factory: Rise of the Rookies and Hero Factory: Savage Planet. She also recently produced the TV specials, Hero Factory: Ordeal of Fire and LEGO: Atlantis. Ms. Scanlan oversaw creative development of all live-action and animated projects for Threshold.
Previously, she held similar posts for director Steve Miner (Halloween H2O, Dawson’s Creek), as well as producers Bobby Newmyer / Outlaw Productions (The Santa Clause, Training Day) and Gale Anne Hurd / Valhalla Motion Pictures (Terminator, Armageddon).
Ms. Scanlan holds a B.A. degree in Film Studies from Wesleyan University.
Technicolor produces high-quality CG animation for television, direct-to-DVD, commercials, video games and location-based entertainment through its industry leading production facility in Bangalore, India. Complementing its existing production business, Technicolor Group has also decided in 2010 to become a co-producer and content owner in the animation industry. Major animation clients include DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, Electronic Arts, Mattel, Rockstar Games, Square Enix and Sony Computer Entertainment America.
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters and homes.
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