Animation House Film Roman Bought By Waterman Entertainment
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting (as they are wont to do)Â that Waterman Entertainment, the animation and live-actionÂ production company, has acquired the Burbank-based animation company Film Roman from Starz, it was announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
â€œFilm Roman is one of the defining names in animated content,â€Â Waterman said in announcing the acquisition. Â â€œTheir track record isÂ unparalleledÂ and their teamâ€™s passion for executing top-shelf animation is evident in every frame theyâ€™ve created. Once it became clear how thoroughly our companiesâ€™ assets complemented each other, this deal was almost a foregone conclusion.
Dana Booton, who has been serving as Film Romanâ€™s general manager, has been promoted to president of production. She will continue to oversee the companyâ€™s day-to-day business while also managing development and co-productions. Phil Roman, who founded Film Roman in 1984, is returning in the role of chairman emeritus and has been working with Booton and Waterman founder Steve Waterman.