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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.

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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.

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Breaking News: Henry Selick Leaves Laika

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 1:03pm

CORALINE director Henry Selick has departed Laika after unsuccessfully renegotiating his contract, which expired at the end of last month. However, the stop-motion legend will continue to work with the Portland, Oregon-based animation studio and Focus Features in promoting CORALINE through the awards season. Selick was not available for comment, but, according to a Laika spokesperson, he was not formally attached to any Laika projects following CORALINE.

Wild Headline News

FlickerLab Heads to MIPCOM to Introduce The Wild Life

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 10:03am

FlickerLab, LLC, the international content and technology company, will introduce the entertainment content market at MIPCOM to their newest animated series, a marquee property called The Wild Life.

Series Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Glenn Martin, DDS

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 10:01am

Nickelodeon has ordered a second season of 20 episodes of stop-motion animated series Glenn Martin, DDS, the first television series from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation, it was announced today by Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming of Nickelodeon.

Company Headline News

projectiondesign Announces Change in Ownership

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:55am

Norwegian high performance projector manufacturer, projectiondesign is capitalising on the growing global demand for high-quality products as well as partner support with the announcement of a change in ownership to include Norwegian private equity firm Herkules Capital AS.

World Headline News

Wallace & Gromit Present A World Of Invention Heads to Australia

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 5, 2009 at 10:01am

Aardman Animations is further consolidating its ongoing relationship with ABC Australia, securing a pre-sale for its new live action series Wallace & Gromit present A World of Invention.

Entertainment Headline News

Target Entertainment Group Nabs International TV Distribution of Rah Rah: The Noisy Lion

Target Entertainment Group has struck a deal with Chapman Entertainment to sell the international TV rights to the 52x10' pre-school comedy animation, Rah Rah! The Noisy Lion, excluding North America and the UK.

Animation Headline News

FlickerLab and Gonzoft Television Animation Merge

Press Release from FlickerLab

NEW YORK, NEW YORK and COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - October 5, 2009 – In the wake of a successful eighteen-month partnership designed to launch Gonzoft Television Animation’s live animation software in the U.S., FlickerLab and Gonzoft have agreed to merge. FlickerLab, LLC will formally announce the new company at MIPCOM, the world’s entertainment content market, in Cannes France, October 5, where they will also present a range of products. The new company will operate from both New York and Copenhagen.

Special Headline News

Special Agent Productions Opens Boutique Animation Studio in San Francisco

SPECIAL AGENT PRODUCTIONS has opened a new boutique animation studio in San Francisco offering a host of streamlined services to meet the production demands of the new economy and the digital age.

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Rhino Opens in Los Angeles

Press Release from Rhino

Rhino (formerly RhinoFX) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Los Angeles-based studio. The recent move expands Rhino's reach and follows 18 months of integrating the company's Connecticut, New York and Tel Aviv offices; transforming it into the Rhino-Gravity Group with offices around the globe. The expanded company will closely collaborate internally on various projects, as well as take a two pronged approach; focusing on film and television projects as a VFX vendor and also serving as an outsourcing solution to the larger houses in the area.

Series Headline News

CCI Entertainment, Motionworks GmbH, and Nickelodeon Germany Team Up on Artzooka!

Press Release from CCI Entertainment

Toronto (October 4, 2009) CCI Entertainment, MotionWorks and Nickelodeon Germany have partnered up to produce the first local version of the live action / cgi blended series Artzooka! The local language episodes will feature Nils Bomhoff as the German host, who embodies all that is Artzooka! The property will also launch with a localized website and an extensive grassroots marketing campaign that will be executed across Germany.

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