Kari Kim serves as Vice President, Animation Development for Nickelodeon, based at Nickelodeon’s Burbank, Calif. headquarters. Kim is responsible for all aspects of original series development from concept to pilot, including all creative and production, and has spear-headed a number of forthcoming projects such as ZJ Sparkleton. Prior to her role at Nickelodeon, Kim was a development executive at King Features Syndicate, Inc. Kim also worked as a development executive at pocket.watch, Vice President of Program Development at HLN, was a founding member of the venture capital-funded company, Worldwide Biggies and worked at Saturday Night Live. Kim resides in Los Angeles with her family, but in her heart will always be a Midwest kid from the suburbs of Detroit.
The Future of Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Paramount Pictures Animation
Saturday 10/15 2:30PM - 3:30PM Room 101
Camille Eden, Emily Nordwind, Kari Kim, Nellie Tehrani
With Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Paramount Animation now under the direction of Ramsey Naito, these two iconic legacy brands have come together as one big animation team. While still operating independently, these two studios going forward will share content and resources. What exactly does this mean for content coming out of these studios, and how will it impact staffing for productions? Representatives from both studios will detail what this means for viewers, job seekers, and the studios themselves.