BANGALORE, INDIA and HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
Technicolor has expanded its Animation and Games division with the appointment of Sean Mullen as Creative Director and David Kern as Games Technical Director.
Mullen and Kern will be based at Technicolor’s animation studio in Bangalore, India. In addition, Owen Hurley, the studio’s previous Creative Director, has assumed a larger role in creative management and execution as Executive Director of Creative, based at the company’s Hollywood headquarters. Hurley will continue to report to Robert Winthrop, Head of Animation and Games for Technicolor, and Mullen and Kern will report to Hurley.
Mullen joins Technicolor from Disney Interactive where, for the past two years, he has worked as marketing animation lead on the Disney Infinity game franchise, overseeing animation and developing story. Previously, Mullen has worked in various feature film posts in both animation and story with India’s Prana Studios as Director of Animation (Disney’s
Tinkerbell movies); Sony Pictures Animation (
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Head of Story on
Hotel Transylvania); and Sony Pictures Imageworks (
Stuart Little 1&2, Animation Supervisor on
. Mullen began his career working in traditional animation on various commercials and films (
Space Jam, The Lion King)
David Kern joins Technicolor from nobodinos llc, a company he founded in 2012, which produced the mobile and Facebook game Bottom Feeders
. Previously, Kern worked in various technical and creative capacities with Zipper Interactive, Inc. (SONY Computer Entertainment) where he spent 17 years working on such video game titles as
Unit 13, MAG, SOCOM series for PS3, PS2, PSP,
VITA PC: Crimson Skies,
TopGun, Recoil and
. Kern started his career as a broadcast designer with KIRO-TV, Seattle in 1986.
Technicolor is home to industry-recognized creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content. Technicolor Animation and Games is located in Hollywood, California with studios in Bangalore, India and Paris, France, and is dedicated to creating high-quality CGI animation for motion pictures, television, direct-to-home and video games.