MARVEL TELEVISION BOLSTERS ANIMATION TEAM WITH PROMOTIONS AND NEW HIRES
Entertainment Powerhouse Taps Emmy Winner Eric Radomski, Tracy McAndrew and Promotes Marvel Animation Executive Cort Lane
New York, New York – November 9, 2010 – In a move designed to further support its continuously growing animation endeavors, Marvel Television is expanding their animation division in a way that truly captures the spirit and success of the characters in the Marvel Universe. Marvel Television is breaking new ground in talent, design, and storytelling with the additions of Emmy winner Eric Radomski as SVP, Production and Creative Director, Animation and Tracy McAndrew as Vice President, Programming & Distribution Strategy. Additionally, Cort Lane has been promoted to Vice President of Development & Production, Marvel Animation.
In their new roles, Radomski, McAndrew and Lane will be instrumental in the strategy, development and production of Marvel’s animation slate and cross-platform media programs. Each will report to Jeph Loeb, EVP, Head of Marvel Television.
“Marvel characters have worldwide recognition and animation is a key way in which we remain dedicated to bring these beloved characters to everyone in bold, exciting adventures for all ages. Marvel’s commitment to animation is an increasingly important priority and Cort, Eric and Tracy bring years of experience that will enhance our ability to create and produce innovative stories,” said Mr. Loeb.
The staff expansion comes as Marvel continues to roll out animated franchises based on its renowned Super Hero library. Marvel’s latest series, AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES just premiered successfully on Disney XD, while its hit show SUPER HERO SQUAD returns this Fall for a second season on Cartoon Network. Lane, Radomski and McAndrew will each play pivotal roles in launching the next big event from Marvel Television: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN — the first Marvel produced Spider-Man animated series.
In his new position, Mr. Lane will oversee development on all animated series and direct-to-video movies for Marvel’s animation division. He was most recently Director of Development at Marvel where he worked on co-productions of IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES, BLACK PANTHER, and MARVEL ANIME, as well as supervising THE SUPER HERO SQUAD SHOW. Prior to joining Marvel in 2008, Lane spent seven years at Mattel producing animated, live-action and interactive entertainment across many brands, including Universal’s Barbie In A Christmas Carol.
As SVP, Production and Creative Director, Animation, Eric Radomski will oversee all aspects of Marvel’s animation productions. Radomski is best known for his work on comic based titles: “Batman the Animated Series” and “Spawn.” He is a Three-time Emmy Award winner and has contributed his talents to many of the industry’s best known networks and studios; HBO, Warner Bros., Disney, BBC, PBS, Wildbrain, Mattel, The Learning Box, Titmouse, as well as his own production company: phuuz entertainment inc. which is currently in production on 26 episodes of “Iconicles”, an original pre-school series he created and sold to the BBC.
As Vice President, Programming & Distribution Strategy, Tracy McAndrew will be responsible for developing and executing global distribution objectives and strategies for Marvel’s animated content. McAndrew will oversee marketing, program planning, and manage Marvel’s relationships with broadcasters, distribution partners, and key licensees. Most recently, McAndrew served as Director Acquisitions & Co-Productions in the Worldwide Programming Strategy Group at Disney Channels Worldwide. Prior to Disney, she was Director, International Co-Productions & Acquisitions at Saban/Fox Family.