Exec named VP production

HONG KONG — Brett Feeney has joined “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” animation house Imagi as VP of production. His credits include 3D effects supervision on “The Matrix Reloaded” and digital effects on Oscar-winning “Happy Feet.”

Feeney, who joins from Sydney-based Animal Logic, will be responsible for managing Imagi’s animation production line which includes 400 artists, animators and technicians.

Imagi, which is listed on the Hong Kong stock market and has offices in Hong Kong and LA, sees its first major theatrical picture “TMNT” released at the end of the month through Warner Bros and The Weinstein Co.

“Our next major milestone will be to upgrade our production capacity so that we can start delivering a film every eight months and Brett Feeney will head that initiative,” Imagi founder and co-CEO, Francis Kao said.

Feeney’s first assignment will be to ready operations for the firm’s next two pictures “Gatchaman” and “Astro Boy,” which are skedded for release in late 2008 and early 2009 respectively.

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