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GBI Headline News

Genius Brands International Appoints Rebecca Hershinger CFO

Company’s growth to be driven by a multi-year distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and expansion of existing brands such as ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab,’ ‘Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club’ and ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.’

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Announces Acquisition of Arnold Maker Solid Angle

Developers of Arnold, the 3D animation and visual effects ray-tracing image renderer used on VFX Oscar winner ‘Ex Machina,’ purchased for an undisclosed sum.

Experimental Animation Headline News

Max Hattler vs. Bassnectar: Animator Receives Apology, Little Else

In another sad story about artists ripping off other artists, EDM performer acknowledges unauthorized use of animator and visual artist’s work during a series of live events in 2013-2015.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ Roars to Life with $291M Globally

Jon Favreau’s CG re-imagining of the animated classic swings past expectations to score the number-two opening of all time for the month of April, and is widely expected to cross $300 million mark on Monday.

20th Century Fox Headline News

Fox Officially Announces ‘Deadpool’ Sequel

It’s a big day for movie sequels as 20th Century Fox officially announces ‘Deadpool 2’ and unveils footage from Blue Sky’s ‘Ice Age: Collision Course,’ ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and Roland Emmerich’s ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’

Psyop Headline News

Psyop Adds Ben Hibon to Vancouver-Based Team

Award-winning director signs with Psyop Film and Television, joining their Vancouver office as the company continues its expansion into visual development, creative direction, and visual effects for feature films and television.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Rainmaker Appoints Gregory R. Little Sr. VP, Content

Animation studio behind ‘Ratchet & Clank’ feature appoints veteran content executive to the newly-created position overseeing creative development, content strategy and sales.

Commercials Headline News

Click 3X Adds Animator Hayley Morris to Directorial Roster

Commercial director brings focus on traditional animation techniques to tell stories that unfold through layered textures, hand-crafted details and inventive storytelling.

Commercials Headline News

Not To Scale Adds Mate Steinforth to Directorial Roster

Internationally recognized director has created interactive films for Nike, interstitials for MTV, and a dystopian interactive VR music video for electronic artists MODERAT.

Troika Headline News

Tobin Kirk Joins Troika as Managing Executive Producer

Entertainment veteran will be overseeing all production at Troika’s 25,000 square foot facility in Hollywood, including the creative studio and live-action production subsidiary, Troika Production Group.

broadcast design Headline News

Designer Adrienne Wollman Joins Troika

Former Digital Kitchen designer and animator to provide animation, graphic design, illustration, motion design, interactive design, print design and layout for entertainment brand consultancy and marketing innovations agency.

Netflix Headline News

Silvergate Strikes New Multi-Territory Deal with Netflix for ‘Octonauts’

International TV production and licensing company agrees to a new three-year, multi-territory deal with Netflix for seasons one, two and three of undersea preschool adventure property ‘Octonauts.’

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