Rodney Rothman and Adam Rosenberg’s Fashionable Magic has appointed Belinda Blacklock as its vice chairman of animation.
Blacklock’s remit will embody discovering, creating, and producing animated productions for movie and television. Extra instantly, she can be representing Fashionable Magic at this 12 months’s Annecy.
Blacklock began her animation profession working at Ardour Animation Studios in London earlier than relocating to the U.S. in 2009, the place she arrange the corporate’s New York studio, helming the placement for seven years. In 2016, she headed west and joined Electrical Theatre Collective in Los Angeles the place she arrange and ran its sister firm, Buddies Electrical.
Blacklock’s credit embody work on documentaries together with Black Solar and Within the Shadow of the Moon, music movies for Paul McCartney and The Beatles, and the Inventive Arts Emmy-winning Sport of Thrones 360 essential title.
Fashionable Magic was based by Into the Spider-Verse director Rothman and former MGM co-president of manufacturing Rosenberg in 2021, and shortly secured first-look offers with Fox for animation and Sony for live-action tasks.
The corporate boasts an expansive and bold growth slate and Rothman instructed Cartoon Brew they already had 20 titles at some stage of growth when the studio launched. Since then, Fashionable Magic has labored, and continues to work, with quite a few Hollywood heavyweights together with Colombia Footage, Fox, Sony Footage Animation, Illumination, Warner Bros., Skydance, and twentieth Tv.
Of Blacklock’s appointment, Rothman stated: “I used to be launched to Belinda years in the past by Angela Petrella, and instantly acknowledged an animation soul mate. She’s not simply dedicated to animation as a medium with huge untapped inventive and business potential; she additionally possesses the abilities, expertise, and imaginative and prescient to construct it at scale, with out ready for permission. She’s scrappy, daring, good, she’s labored on a few of my favourite latest stuff and she or he’s dang likable in addition. We’re comfortable she’s serving to information the best way from right here. Should you’re enthusiastic about the place we’re going and becoming a member of up, it’s an ideal time to succeed in out – we’ll want your assist too.”
Fashionable Magic is represented by UTA.