Former Universal executive David Ortiz has been hired by Vin Diesel to develop films at Diesel's One Race production house for a global audience, Variety reports.
Corus Entertainment Inc., Canada’s largest kids’ broadcaster, today announced plans to add Nickelodeon, one of the world’s leading entertainment brands for kids, to its premiere portfolio of kid-focused services.
Aardman Animations is forging its way into live action, producing a children’s slapstick visual comedy based on the hugely successful stage show Men in Coats.
Rick DeMott had a chance to chat with Heather Kenyon, Head of Sales and Project Development at Starz Animation, to find out more about the growing studio.
Two family toons finished one, two at the Japanese box office for the weekend of Sept. 19-20, reports VARIETY.
HP today established a new category in videoconferencing with the introduction of HP SkyRoom - affordable, high-definition videoconferencing software that offers live, real-time collaboration for instant face-to-face meetings with no subscription fees.
The struggling Weinstein Co. has had to shed more jobs and cut back its number of releases, reports VARIETY.
Entertainment branding/consulting company ThinkTank Emporium has teamed with Charlesbridge Publishing and author David Biedrzycki to identify and develop licensing and media opportunities based on the ACE LACEWING, BUG DETECTIVE series.
VARIETY reports that producers Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz have ponied up their own cash to purchase the film rights to TWILIGHT author Stephanie Meyer's THE HOST.
Producers James Young, Ford Oelman and Mark Costa have filed a lawsuit in L.A. against St. Louis-based World Events and Kickstart Prods. alleging that they illegally worked out VOLTRON deals during their exclusive rights window, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has picked up the international film rights to Robert Rodriguez's MACHETE reports VARIETY.
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), the diversified children’s entertainment and media organization, has appointed Exim Licensing Group and Tycoon Enterprises as Licensing Agents in Latin America and Mexico respectively for Amberwood Entertainment’s ROLLBOTS.
Award-winning digital production company Animal Logic bolsters its LA commercials and short form studio with a larger team, new location and an impressive slate of recently completed projects.
VARIETY reports that Nintendo plans to drop the price of the Wii next week, leading up to the holiday season.
In the third largest opening in September history, Sony's CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS easily won the weekend, Sept. 18-20.
THE NEW YORK TIMES reports that Walt Disney's pending acquisition of Marvel Ent. has hit a legal issue regarding the rights of some of its major characters.
In a shocking announcement, Dick Cook has stepped down as chairman at the Walt Disney Co. This follows his recent unveiling of Disney upcoming projects at the D23 Conference.
Statement from Dick Cook
Press Release from Optix, Hamburg
Hamburg, September 17, 2009—Optix, Hamburg, has launched Goviso, an easy-to-use online service that allows artists, producers and customers in a production environment to share media and interact with each other. According to Attila Levai, president of Optix, Hamburg, software installation is not required; Goviso runs inside any web browser with a current Flash player.
Leading kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., has scored a hat trick of deals with Australian broadcasters across its slate of standout preschool entertainment.
Terry Kalagian has been named Vice President of Business Development for Rainmaker Entertainment, it was jointly announced today by Warren Franklin, CEO, and Catherine Winder, President of Rainmaker.
Primus Productions, a new publisher of applications for all mobile devices, officially launched today. Primus, headquartered in Dallas, will be debuting its first three titles for the iPhone and other mobile devices within the next few weeks.