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Imax Headline News

Where the Wild Things Are Posts Strong Opening Weekend in IMAX Theatres

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:48am

Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced that Where the Wild Things Are, directed by Spike Jonze (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) and produced by Playtone (Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman), opened with strong box office results, generating approximately $3.1 million from 145 IMAX(R) theatres domestically during the opening weekend from Friday, October 16, 2009 through Sunday, October 18.

October Headline News

Online Launch for Teletoon Detour Pilot Projects

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 19, 2009 at 5:34am

Straddling a wide range of topics, style of animation and comedy sensibilities, the ten pilot episodes created through the TELETOON Detour Pilot Project are set to roll out on and from October 23.

Software Headline News

projectiondesign projects the Universe for Umevatoriet

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 19, 2009 at 5:29am

Five of projectiondesign’s latest F22 1080 DLP projectors have been installed as part of a major technical upgrade of the planetarium at Umevatoriet, a public-facing science centre attached to the University of Umea in Sweden.

Blu-ray Headline News

First-Ever Worldwide Live Community Screening of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 19, 2009 at 4:54am

Experience the first-ever worldwide Live Community Screening (LCS) exclusive to owners of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray Disc and hear star Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates answer your questions during this live LCS on December 12th, 2009.

Film Headline News

Former Film Roman-ers Start Bento Box

Former Film Roman president/COO Scott Greenberg, SIMPSONS producer Joel Kuwahara and KING OF THE HILL producer Mark McJimsey have formed the new animation and live-action production company Bento Box Ent., reports VARIETY.

Media Headline News

News Corp., Libery Media Show Interest in NBC Universal

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 10:33am

Comcast might have a fight on its hands. News Corp. and Liberty Media are both interested in a deal with NBC Universal even while Comcast tries get its own deal locked down, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing a report by CNBC.

Media Headline News

Starz Media Names TV Veteran Alecia Dixon to Spearhead Domestic Distribution Expansion

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 12, 2009 at 8:55am

tarz Media has tapped Alecia Dixon, a veteran of the entertainment business with a focus on film distribution, to spearhead its domestic television expansion in the new position of vice president, domestic TV sales.

Business Headline News

Warner Bros. Animation Announces Three New Executive Appointments

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has assembled the final pieces of its new senior executive team, naming Peter Girardi to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Series & Alternative Animation, and appointing Ed Adams as Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and Administration.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network Asia Announces Partnership with Animasia

By Matt Kapko | Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 2:28pm

Cartoon Network Asia announced a strategic content partnership with Animasia, one of Malaysia’s leading creative studios, to produce a cricket based property about a group of local Indian kids who aspire to play in the biggest inter-school cricket championships.