PEOPLE Three Top Animation Execs Depart Restructuring Nick
Three top execs exited Nickelodeon Animation Studio in March: Rich Magallanes, senior VP, current series; Jenna Boyd, senior VP, animation development; and Jill Sanford, VP, animation development.
Magallanes and Boyd both were 18-year veterans at the company; Sanford joined three years ago from Disney TV Animation.
The departures are part of a restructuring effort at Nickelodeon and its parent company, Viacom. Under president of content development and production Russell Hicks, Nick has been promoting more artist-driven projects, establishing programs like the Artists Collective and Writers Fellowship.
The studio also is planning to expand its Burbank facilities with a new five-story building set to be completed next year.
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