Exec takes COO post with indie ani studio

HOLLYWOOD — Film Roman has tapped William Shpall as chief operating officer of the independent animation studio.

Shpall reports to company prexy and CEO David Pritchard.

“I’m delighted to have Bill join me in shaping the company as we continue to implement the new strategy at Film Roman,” Pritchard said. “He will be working with me to guide the company into other areas of the industry including feature film, live action, television and direct-to-home entertainment.”

Prior to joining Film Roman, Shpall was a partner in Inter.comm Management, a strategic and financial consulting firm for the entertainment, communications and new media industries.

Shpall was also chief financial officer of Carolco Pictures, where he oversaw all the company’s nonfilm production.

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