Ramsey Naito, who most recently produced DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar-nominated feature The Boss Baby, has joined Paramount Animation as Executive VP. She will report to Paramount Animation President Mireille Soria.
Paramount Animation also has added Emily Nordwind as VP Production and Development, Katherine MacDonald as VP Production and Marketing and Maya Kambe as a creative executive.
In her new job, Naito will not only oversee production on the next SpongeBob SquarePants movie but she will actively seek out new projects for development and animation talent to work with the division. In addition to the third installment of SpongeBob SquarePants, Paramount Animation’s upcoming slate also includes Wonder Park (newly retitled from Amusement Park), which is set to bow on March 15, 2019.
Naito also will work with Soria to also build cross-divisional opportunities with Nickelodeon and parent company Viacom’s other brands.
“I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Ramsey for a number of years,” said Soria. “She is a consummate professional with incredible creative instincts and relationships. I am so excited for her to bring her skills and energy to our growing team.”
Prior to DreamWorks Animation, Ramsey worked as a producer for Blue Sky Studios, at Cartoon Network as Head of Movies and at Nickelodeon Movies as VP Development & Production.
Her vast list of executive and producer credits includes Barnyard (2006), The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000), and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999).