Friday, November 15, 2013

Executive Migration?

From Burbank to San Francisco:

San Francisco Bay Area independent animation studio Ghostbot, Inc. announces today that Josh Book joins the studio as its CG Creative Director. ...

Under Book's tenure, the CG pipeline at Nickelodeon became one of the most efficient global CG production pipelines for animation. Book oversaw all in-house CG series and development work including the Emmy award-winning TV series DreamWorks "The Penguins of Madagascar," "Tak and the Power of Juju," "Fanboy and Chum Chum," and "Bubble Guppies." ...

I don't know why Mr. Book ankled Nickelodeon, but I'd wager that with Nick doing fewer CG animated shows just now, Mr. Book was a bit thin in the "new assignments" category, and so was looking to conquer new worlds.

I did have a discussion a week ago with one of Nick's executive/management types; he said the studio was developing more hand-drawn shows and in fact had greenlit three new series. Perhaps that was a harbinger, and

Maybe Josh Book is hiking to greener pastures because Ghostbot provided the tall, chlorophyl-laden blades of grass that he needed. Or maybe Nick didn't have enough to keep him busy. The studio wouldn't be the first to realize that expensive CG shows do not lead to higher ratings all that often. Mostly they create jobs for up and comers, add to costs, but they pick up few additional viewers.

Mon Dieu.


Staloren said...

Woah. Time warp. I don't think Mr. Book has been at CN for years.

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