LOS ANGELES, CA — Michael Lachance has joined Miramax as govt vp of the studio’s newly-created Household & Animation division.
A studio govt and author with greater than 20 years of expertise within the leisure trade, Lachance shall be overseeing the inventive route of the division underneath Bob Osher. Most just lately, he was senior vp of inventive improvement at Sony Footage Animation, the place he developed the worldwide animated hits Lodge Transylvania, Cloudy with a Likelihood of Meatballs 1 & 2, and the Smurfs franchise.
“We’re very lucky to have Mike be a part of us and we sit up for his inventive management to develop the Miramax content material providing,” mentioned Miramax CEO Invoice Block in making the announcement.
“Miramax has all the time been a house for visionary filmmakers and authentic storytelling, so I’m thrilled that Invoice and Bob have requested me to carry these qualities to its new Household and Animation division. I’m wanting ahead to constructing a slate of wonderful tales for all ages and making this a house for administrators, writers and artists to create their finest work,” mentioned Lachance.
Previous to working at SPA, Lachance was a senior improvement govt at DreamWorks Animation. As a number one member of the studio’s inventive workforce, he conceived the unique thought for Kung Fu Panda, an animated franchise that has earned over $1.eight billion worldwide. He additionally spearheaded the event of animated blockbusters comparable to Madagascar, Shark Story, Monsters vs. Aliens in addition to Shrek 2 and Shrek The Third.