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12-year Disney Veteran Joins Starburns Industries as Chief Financial Officer


June 10, 2014 --
12-year Disney Veteran Joins Starburns Industries as Chief Financial Officer

Burbank, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Former Disney Interactive finance leader Troy Skabelund will serve as the Chief Financial Officer of Starburns Industries, the groundbreaking animation studio behind Rick and Morty, Charlie Kaufmans Anomalisa and numerous animated specials.

Skabelundwhose extensive finance experience includes work with Disney Channel, Walt Disney Studios, ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Film, Henson Studios, and a number of interactive partners such as Yahoo! and Googlebrings proven leadership and functional expertise honed over 12 years in the heart of The Walt Disney Companys global, multimedia operation.

Were very excited to have Troy join the executive team at Starburns, said Starburns Industries Chief Executive Officer Joe Russo. Our rapid expansion and his expertise will combine to ensure the longevity of the creative environment weve worked so hard to build.

An accomplished entertainment executive with experience in financial planning and analysis, revenue operations, financial systems, and accounting, Skabelund joins Starburns to bring added rigor to the company following three years of rapid growth.

Skabelunds experience in strategic planning and business development will help the company expand internally and maintain a viable financial profile as it takes on new business and begins production on priority in-house development.

As CFO of Starburns Industries, Skabelunds proven experience managing an extensive network of executive Industry relationships across a large, matrixed entertainment organization will help the company become a leader in the field of animation and original live-action production.

About Starburns Industries
Starburns Industries is a groundbreaking production studio specializing in stop-motion and traditional, 2D animation. The company was founded in 2010 under the creative partnership of Dan Harmon (NBCs Community, Adult Swims Rick and Morty), Dino Stamatopoulos (Adult Swims Morel Orel, Mary Shelleys Frankenhole), Joe Russo II (The Simpsons, Rugrats) and James A. Fino (King of the Hill). Starburns produces TV shows, features, commercials and new media projects. Current productions include Anomalisa, the stop-motion animated feature film written by Charlie Kaufman and Adults Swims hit animated series, Rick and Morty, created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. Learn more at

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