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Licensing Headline News

Target Entertainment Group Links Up With m4e AG

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 7:01am

Target Entertainment Group has appointed m4e AG as the licensing sub-agent for PlayStation software IPs (intellectual properties) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, m4e subsidiary Telescreen will act as the sub-agent in Benelux.

Movie Headline News

Best Buy Planning Video Streaming Business

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 11:26am

Best Buy plans to go head-to-head with the likes of Netflix and Blockbuster as it launches a branded movie service available on Web-connected Blu-ray players and other devices, VARIETY reports.

Tools Headline News

Imageworks Strikes Tech Deal with Foundry

Sony Pictures Imageworks has struck a deal with The Foundry that would help standardize both toolsets by sharing technology, making the workflow easier and more cost-efficient for artists, which is essential during this economic downturn.

Disney Headline News

Kevin Gamble Joins Disney Television Animation

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 2, 2009 at 12:17pm

Kevin Gamble has been named Vice President, Development, Disney Television Animation, it was announced today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation, to whom he will report.

Headline News

Warner Bros. Becomes Sole Sponsor of Seth MacFarlane Variety Special

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 2, 2009 at 11:38am

After Microsoft got cold feet and backed out of a sponsorship deal over risque content in FAMILY GUY PRESENTS: SETH AND ALEX'S ALMOST LIVE COMEDY SHOW, Warner Bros. has picked up the slack and become the sole sponsor of the special, VARIETY reports.

Interactive Headline News

CBS Interactive Head Quincy Smith Leaving in January

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 11:00am

Quincy Smith announced that he will step down as CEO of CBS Interactive in January to start an independent advisory business, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Films Headline News

Overture Films Joins the Pack with Cinedigm

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 8:34am

Now that all of the Hollywood majors have signed on with Cinedigm, Overture Films has followed the pack and inked a virtual-print-fee agreement deal of its own with the digital-cinema integrator, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.