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Idiots’ Diary #7: Cinema Mixup

So things are going smoothly – I'm setting up a number of signings and showings in LA and NY. Then I'm talking on the phone to Tom Akel of MTV who's setting up a new animation web channel (he even wants to bring back Liquid Television) and wants to do some interviews and maybe show some of my shorts, when I get this panicked call from my NY press agent; the dynamo Phyllis Bishop.

Digital Headline News

RED/SCRATCH Workflow Puts Hong Place Vision at Forefront of Digital Cinema in China

Riding high on the wave of digital cinema, Hong Place Vision is the biggest rental company of RED Digital Cinema cameras in Beijing, and has built a post-production studio to meet the demand for the rapidly rising number of digital film and TV productions in China.

Digital Headline News

Tweak Software’s RV Adopted by Digital Domain Across North American Facilities

Tweak Software, developer of RV, the professional image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, announced today that Digital Domain (DD) is standardizing on RV across its Venice and Vancouver facilities.

Comics Headline News

Superman Heirs' Lawyer Hits DC Comics with SLAPP

On Friday, Marc Toberoff, the attorney representing heirs of SUPERMAN co-creators in their copyright battle with DC Comics, has filed a motion to have a lawsuit filed against him by DC thrown out, reports VARIETY.

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Navarre Corporation Announces Promotion of J. Reid Porter to Chief Operating Officer

Navarre Corporation, a leading distributor and publisher of computer software and provider of third party logistics services, announced today the promotion of J. Reid Porter to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.


Idiots’ Diary #6: Mailing Lists

This week my goal is to compile a master contact list of friends, associates and acquaintances. Since the film “Idiots & Angels” is opening on the 6th of October at the famous IFC Center in NY and on October 29th at the Laemmle Sunset in LA, I need a groundswell and a firestorm of publicity. I want to get packed audiences; I have to have big long lines of people eager to see my new animated feature stretching around the blocks. I've sworn to do anything possible to pack the houses, as long as it's legal.

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Penté Group Adds Successful Entrepreneur, Michel Besner, as President

Penté Group Inc., a leading developer of entertaining applications for mobile devices and social media based on entertainment personalities' licenses, today announced that Michel Besner has joined the company as President.

Headline News

Darwin Dimensions Offers Character Promotion For 3D Professionals On

Darwin Dimensions, makers of Evolver™, the world's first web application that enables users to create custom high-quality 3D characters, today announced an introductory promotion to the professional 3D community

Story Headline News

Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 Becomes The Highest Grossing Animated Film Of All Time

With record-breaking box office tallies around the world, Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time taking in more than $920 million at the global box office to date.

Silver Headline News

Tron Legacy Producer Signs Disney Deal

Walt Disney Pictures is more than excited about the prospects of TRON LEGACY and as a result has sealed a deal with its producer Jeffrey Silver to develop future tentpoles for the studio, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.