Global Animation Names Lovegren to VP Post
MANILA --(Jun. 22, 2001)-- Global Animation Holdings has named David K. Lovegren as VP of Production for its subsidiary company, ImagineAsia, it was announced today by the company’s CEO, David Forbes. Lovegren, who will be based in ImagineAsia’s office in Manila, brings 20 years of experience in film and stage production management to the animation team.
He joins the company following a successful five-year stint at Walt Disney Studios, where he produced the sequel to the feature film "The Little Mermaid II," and acted as Associate Producer on "Fantasia 2000."
While at Disney, David supervised Development and Production budgets for multiple direct-to-video projects. Additionally, he managed and budgeted annual fiscal expenditures for the company. He met production targets and deliverables utilizing production facilities on three continents and across time zones with 13-hour differentials.
“ImagineAsia represents to me, the leading edge of the 3D Animation Production companies on two significant fronts,” says Lovegren. “First and foremost, a dedication to artistic and entertainment quality. The second is a commitment to completely erasing the geographic limitations of a globe that is divided into 24-time increments. For us to have a European Producer as a Client, a Los Angeles facility for post-production and a distributor in New York is completely natural. Our sphere of influence is truly global.”
“The addition of David Lovegren to our management team brings the sophisticated studio leadership to our company that will propel us to an even higher level of quality, while maintaining our policy of keeping costs low for,” says David Forbes. “His management skills and knowledge of animation production will be instrumental in our growth.”
Prior to his work with Disney, David worked at the Mattel Toy Company as the Show Producer for their annual Toy Fair. His responsibilities included heavy interaction with multi-level retailers in consumer products, novelties and small gifts markets ranging from $5-$300, product placement testing on retail level (shelving) and demographic focus testing for packaging and attractiveness.
Before Mattel, David spent two years as an Executive Producer at Walt Disney Imagineering where his international responsibilities shuttled him between Paris and Los Angeles. His Euro-Disney Park projects melded live action film, traditional cel animation, digital videotape elements using non-liner editing, and mastered multi-language versions onto laser disc for continuous, daylong playback. He also established, built and maintained a Human Resource system with French personnel.
From 1989 to 1991, he worked at Jack Morton Productions where he produced and directed sales and new product announcement meetings, and produced and road directed traveling trade shows for the automotive, computer hardware and long-haul trucking industries. He created and adapted the logistics of a road show using custom or pre-existing fixtures and displays to present a variety of retail products at conventions.
Before his tenure at Jack Morton Productions, David spent three years as the owner/operator at Reel Orange, Inc., a film production and video facility based in Newport Beach, CA. He produced award winning documentaries, television commercials, product demonstration and sales training videos. He established videotape-retailing operation within the National Park Service, Grand Canyon, AZ.