Tsumura new prod'n exec at Imagi Animation


HONG KONG – Imagi Animation Studios appointed Ken Tsumura to the newly created position of executive vp of production at its Hong Kong office, co-CEO and chief creative officer Francis Kao announced Tuesday . He will report directly to co-CEOs Kao and Douglas Glen.

Tsumura will oversee all production and studio operations. Imagi's current projects include "Gatchaman" and "Astroboy," both slated for 2009 release.

Tsumura produced "Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights" and "Last Stand" as well as having co-producer credit on episodes of "The Simpsons" and "The Critic."

Tsumura's 22 years of experience includes stints at DreamWorks Animation, Walt Disney Animation, Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Gracie Films and Electronic Arts.