Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Animation artists, writers and technicians are finding employment at various L.A. cartoon studios, but one of our larger companies is showing executives to the door marked "Egress."

... The brunt of the Viacom layoffs hit Nickelodeon yesterday and today. ... A number of executives and assistants were affected in such areas as preschool, animation, legal and talent. Among those who have departed in the restructuring are Emmy winner Teri Weiss, Nickelodeon’s EVP Preschool Programming; Kay Wilson Stallings, SVP, Production & Development, Nickelodeon Preschool, Nick Jr., Nick Jr. and NickMom; and Nickelodeon Animation Studio SVPs Rich Magallanes and Jenna Boyd.

The cable network would not comment on the layoffs beyond the statement it issued last week: “As announced, we are in the process of restructuring and there will be employees leaving the company as a result.

Cartoon Brew broke the story about Nick layoffs yesterday. Deadline added some scope to the tale today.


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