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Film Headline News

Fox Wins Bidding War on Next Rodriguez Project

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 25, 2010 at 9:33am

DEADLINE.COM is reporting that 20th Century Fox came out on top in a bidding war to distribute Robert Rodriguez's next film. MACHETE is expanded on the fake trailer that was created for Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse collaboration.

Effects Headline News

Soho VFX and The Foundry Finalize Nuke Roll-Out

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 7:37am

The Foundry, leading developer of visual effects software whose products have been used to make globally acclaimed movies such as Avatar, is pleased to announce that Soho VFX, a world-class visual effects facility with studios in Toronto and Los Angeles, has invested heavily in Nuke.

Imax Headline News

IMAX Reports Continued Box Office Success With Avatar

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 12:52pm

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that James Cameron's Avatar, which just received Golden Globe(R) awards for Best Picture and Best Director,continued to deliver strong box office results in IMAX(R) theatres during the four-day weekend from Friday, January 15 through Monday, January 18.

Universal Headline News

Universal Studios Theme Park Opening in Korea in 2014

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 9:34am

A group of South Korean conglomerates have inked an agreement that will bring a multi-billion dollar Universal Studios Korea Theme Park and Resort to the country in 2014, DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD reports.

Film Headline News

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Readies for Filming in Hawaii

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 8:59am

Governor Linda Lingle today announced that Hawai'i will be the location for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," the fourth installment of the highly successful Walt Disney Pictures' action adventure film series from Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

World Headline News

Aurora World's Success With Character Toys

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 5:45am

Yoohoo the Bush Baby Monkey, Pammee the Fennec Fox, Roodee the Capuchin Monkey, Chewoo the Red Squirrel, and Lemmee the Lemur Monkey. They are the main characters from the animation show, “Yoohoo & Friends” in Korea.

Working Headline News

Reports of Overworked Animation Crew at Rockstar San Diego

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 18, 2010 at 10:24am

CARTOON BREW is reporting that a group of spouses married to animators working at Rockstar San Diego are going public with claims of poor working conditions, which include "mandatory to work close to twelve hours a day including Saturdays."

Imax Headline News

Iron Man 2 Readies for Select IMAX Theatres on May 7

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 18, 2010 at 6:19am

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX - News) (TSX:IMX - News), Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures today announced that the highly-anticipated action-adventure Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey, Jr., will be released to digital IMAX(R) theatres simultaneously with the film's worldwide release on May 7, 2010.

Disney Headline News

Walt Disney Studios Names Sean Bailey President of Production

Rich Ross, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios (TWDS), announced today that Sean Bailey has been named President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production as the segment continues to restructure its operation.