Paramount Animation Chief Tells Staff They Do Not Have to Work With John Lasseter

Variety | 1/14/2019 | Matt Donnelly
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Paramount Pictures Animation president Mirielle Soria called a town hall meeting for her staff on Monday, to address angst over John Lasseter’s hire to the top of Skydance Animation, insiders familiar with the meeting told Variety.

Soria’s largely female team met on the studio lot to discuss the shock of last Wednesday’s Lasseter news, said one of the insiders. Soria fielded questions about how Paramount’s division would work with Lasseter and Skydance, which has an overall distribution deal with Paramount that includes four upcoming animated titles.

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Numerous sources close to the companies said the meeting was a reflection of Soria’s personal take about the animation guru’s return to the workplace, after departing the Walt Disney Company in a cloud of misconduct accusations. Soria’s meeting did not reflect the stance of the studio at large, those sources said.

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