Film Roman ups Jay Fukuto

He becomes head of studio at the animation house

Jay Fukuto has been promoted to head of studio at animation house Film Roman.

Fukuto, who joined Film Roman two years ago and had been serving as production head, will oversee animation production operations for television series, feature films, home entertainment, commercials and visual effects. He will be based at the company's Burbank headquarters and report to Kent Rice, CEO of Starz Media division Starz Animation.

Film Roman is producing Starz Media's animated feature "Dead Space: Downfall," a prequel to the Electronic Arts video game "Dead Space"; Fox's "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill"; ABC's midseason series "The Goode Family"; Marvel Animation's "Marvel Superhero Squad"; and Starz Media's children's program "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!" that airs on Nick Jr.

Before Film Roman, Fukuto worked at MGA Entertainment and Walt Disney Television Animation. He also has played key roles at Netter Digital Entertainment and MGM Animation.