Monday, August 10, 2015

Marge Dean

There's a new GM at SBS.

Marge Dean Named Stoopid Buddy Studios General Manager

The Daytime Emmy-winner and entertainment veteran will oversee day-to-day business operations as general manager at the animation studio.

Dean will work closely with studio founders Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner.

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios creations include television’s longest running stop-motion show, Robot Chicken, as well as Sony Crackle’s upcoming SuperMansion with Bryan Cranston, the upcoming Camp WWE and MAD’s stop-motion py vs. Spy.

Dean will be based in the company’s Burbank studio headquarters and most recently served as director of production for Mattel’s entertainment division, Playground Productions. ...

Ms. Dean has been an exec in the cartoon business for a long time. A couple of years ago, she became one of the leaders of Women in Animation, an industry group that focuses on women working in the industry. Two months ago, she was speaking out about the relatively low percentage of women at L.A. studios:

... “The numbers are out of proportion because there has been very little work done to intentionally change the status quo. Most hiring in entertainment is risk averse where people hire who they know. It’s easier but what that leads to is the hiring of the same people and up until recently primarily men,” said Marge Dean, WIA co-president. ...

“Additionally, women have been trained to be artists in animation schools but not to be leaders. They need to be encouraged to be brave enough to step up to the plate,” she added. ...

We wish Marge well in her new job at Stoopid Buddies, and congratulate her on the new position.


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