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DreamWorks Animation Names New CTO

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has promoted Lincoln Wallen, its head of animation technology, to chief technology officer. Wallen replaces Ed Leonard who is now serving as chief executive at Ptch, a mobile video editing app company incubated at Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation. Wallen will bring continuity and new perspectives as DreamWorks Animation keeps evolving and growing its ambitions, said Chief Operating Officer Ann Daly. “At DreamWorks, our technological expertise has reached a level where it is making it possible for us to head in exciting new directions,” Daly said in a prepared statement. Wallen said he takes on the CTO position at a seminal moment in the studio’s history. “With a top in-house team plus industry-leading partners and alliances with some of the world’s best technology brands, we are now positioned to leverage our unique expertise in new areas of technological IP that will come to define the company alongside our high-quality animated content,” Wallen said in a prepared statement. Wallen joined DreamWorks Animation in 2008 as head of research and development. Prior to that Wallen had been chief technology officer with video game developer Electronic Arts. Mark R. Madler

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