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Television Headline News

Gunpowder & Sky Developing Animated Docuseries with T Bone Burnett

Animated documentary miniseries ‘Drawn & Recorded’ from Washington-based animator Drew Christie and animation studio Gunpowder & Sky will tell stories from American music history.

Turner Broadcasting Headline News

Turner Ups Cecilia Persson to VP Programming & Content Strategy Kids EMEA

Retaining her previous role of acquisitions and co-production international, Persson will now also manage and lead programming strategy across EMEA for all Turner’s kids linear and digital platforms.

box office Headline News

Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Roars Past $700 Million Worldwide

Jon Favreau’s photoreal adventure brings in $255.8 million domestically and $452.8 million internationally, roaring past the $700 million mark at the global box office on Monday for a global total of $708.6 million.

Bento Bob Entertainment Headline News

Bento Box Prepping ‘Blues Brothers’ Primetime Animated Series

Producers of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ to develop and produce ‘The Blues Brothers’ animated series with Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and ‘SNL’ writer Anne Beatts.

lawsuits Headline News

Sony Joins Blue Sky in Settlement of Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Sony and other studios violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists via non-poaching agreements will see a payout of roughly $13 million to the initial plaintiffs and other class members.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Welcomes Walt Disney Animation Studios as First Corporate Sponsor

Studio partnerships to broaden reach of mission and programming for professional organization aimed at bringing together a global community of animation professionals to empower and support women in the art, science and business of animation.

Nelvana Headline News

Corus Appoints Pam Westman Head of Nelvana Enterprises

Industry veteran to oversee global brand development and management across the Nelvana portfolio, including retail management, licensing, consumer products, content sales, and digital.

Psyop Headline News

Psyop Debuts Spectacular ‘Kismet’ VR Experience

New virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is powered by a deck of 22 hand-painted Tarot cards and an accurate real-time map of the solar system.

Awards Headline News

Germany’s ‘Kaputt’ Wins ITFS Grand Prix Award

‘Kaputt’ (‘Broken’) from directors Alexander Lahl and Volker Schlecht tops the 23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; Korea’s ‘Afternoon Class’ directed by Seoro Oh wins Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.

ITFS Headline News

Psyop’s ‘Man and Dog’ Tops 2016 Animated Com Winners

Psyop wins the Grand Prix for Coca-Cola ‘Man and Dog’ at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film competition for applied animation in the field of advertising, spatial communication and technology.

FMX Headline News

FMX Wraps 2016 Edition with Record Attendance

Twenty-first edition of European conference spotlighting animation, visual effects, games and transmedia saw a new all-time high of 3,500 attendees.

Sarofsky Headline News

Sarofsky Bolsters Talent Roster with Two Additions

Creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark join Chicago-based production company known for its design-driven work on commercials, brand films, title sequences and more.

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