What is your name and your current occupation?
Ruben Chavez – Key Background Painter – Starz/Film RomanÂ Freelance Background Painter – Disney TV
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Bellman/Room Service waiter for Hilton Hotels – Lots of crazy stories I could tell, but I won’t ! Â Repair and deliver electric motors for industrial businesses such as Farmer John’s .
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Hands down, Iron Giant and Cat’s Don’t Dance, other’s are The Simpsons Movie, Juniper Lee, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Lilo & Stitch 2, and most recently, Dan Vs.
How did you become interested in animation?
Comics and animation were my favorite interests since I was a child, I was constant;y drawing characters and scenes every chance I had, it was Continue reading
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.
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