Nick Animation Bolsters Executive Ranks

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Oct 23, 2015
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Nickelodeon Animation has bolstered its executive ranks with three new appointments.

Former Fox Animation executive Darlene Caamaño Loquet has been appointed as SVP of Nickelodeon Movies, overseeing Nickelodeon’s movie business, building and managing a slate of content for features and SVOD services. She most recently served as Vice President of production at Fox Animation, where she brought in and packaged several projects including National Book Award winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon, the New York Times bestselling trilogy Zita the Space Girl, as well as Eisner Award winning graphic novel Nimona, currently in production at Blue Sky Studios, on which she also served as Producer. Prior to Fox Animation, Loquet served as President and COO of NALA Films, producing notable projects such as The Bling Ring; Decoding Deepak; Casa De Mi Padre; In The Valley of Elah and Dan in Real Life. She began her executive career at DreamWorks Animation/Patchwork Productions.

Former 20th Century Fox TV SVP casting Liz Paulson has been appointed as SVP of Nickelodeon Animation Casting & Talent Development, where she will run animation casting and talent development for the animation studio which will include development and current series productions, movies and short form content. Paulson has spent the past 20 years in the field of casting in the television arena until leaving the studio last fall. Most recently, she served as SVP of Casting at 20th Century Fox Television, overseeing scripted and animation television projects including American Horror Story, 9-1-1, Empire, Bob’s Burgers, Bless The Harts and Fresh off the Boat, among others. Paulson began her career in the commercial landscape and is a founding partner of Mel & Liz Casting, a commercial casting company that works with a variety of high-profile television and feature directors.

Former Walt Disney Animation Studios executive Camille Eden has been appointed as VP of Nickelodeon Recruiting and Talent Development, and will lead the recruitment for the animation studio, finding and placing new talent that will help develop a growing slate of series and feature productions. Most recently, Eden oversaw the recruitment and outreach strategy at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Her credits include Frozen 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Moana, Zootopia, Big Hero 6, Frozen and Wreck-it Ralph. In 2004, Eden joined DreamWorks Animation on their first CG feature, Shark Tale. The following year, she transitioned from production to talent acquisitions/talent management working at Sony Pictures Imageworks recruiting for visual effects and animated features, as well as, spearheading efforts for satellite offices in Bristol, England, Albuquerque and Vancouver. In 2006, Eden joined Framestore, London to oversee recruitment for their first feature, The Tale of Despereaux, as well as, The Quantum of Solace, The Golden Compass, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Wanted.

All will be based at the network's Burbank headquarters and will report to Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President of Nickelodeon Animation Studios.
 

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