David Steinberg To Oversee Nick Animation Studios

11:38 AM PST 07/26/2012 by Alex Ben Block
Nickelodeon

Former head of Starz Animation will oversee all animation and digital efforts for Nickelodeon's studio in Burbank.

David Steinberg has been named senior vp production for Nick Animation Studios in Burbank, where he will oversee all animation and digital efforts as well as operations.

Steinberg most recently was head of the studio at Starz Animation in Toronto, where the company won praise for its artistic efforts and uses of technology, most notably on the features Gnomeo & Juliet and 9.

Prior to Starz, he worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation from 1996-2006. He also worked with Turner Feature Animation and Sullivan Bluth Studios.

“David has been a powerhouse in the family entertainment business for more than 30 years, with a diverse background and a solid reputation of producing visually complex and exciting animation,” said Alison Dexter, executive vp production for the Nickelodeon Group, to whom he will report. “In his new role, he will lead the way for Nickelodeon, pushing the envelope to create breakthrough models for content to serve all of our screens.”

Steinberg, the author of 15 children’s books published by Penguin Young Readers, served as a creative producer and consultant for PadWorx Digital, which creates apps for the iPad.

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