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Bandai Scores Licensing Deal For Tinga Tinga Tales

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9:43am

Press Release from Bandai

Classic Media, which owns and manages a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family and pop-culture entertainment brands, today announces that Bandai has been appointed the master toy partner for its new produced-in-Africa preschool animated series Tinga Tinga Tales.  Bandai will create a broad range of toy product based upon the brand and is expected to launch its range in the UK in late 2010.

Productions Headline News

Kipany Productions Launches New Division

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9:28am

Press Release from Kipany Productions

Kipany Productions has launched a new commercial and film-specific division, Kipany Pictures. Headed by Vice President/Executive Producer Melissa Levins, the company features an international roster of top creative and emerging talent, and is currently producing its inaugural project; a series of web spots for Rite Aid.

Media Headline News

VIZ Media Snags License for Vampire Knight

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9:14am

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that it has acquired the domestic TV, Home Entertainment, Streaming, DTO, and Merchandising rights to the hit VAMPIRE KNIGHT animated series.

Headline News

Sony Pictures Imageworks Finds Success With NVIDIA Technology

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8:31am

NVIDIA Corporation, the inventor of the graphics processing unit (GPU), announced today that Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) utilized NVIDIA® Quadro® processors to accelerate animation and visual effects production of their latest hit film "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs".

Focus Headline News

Prime Focus Launches Global Rebrand

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8:25am

Prime Focus, one of the world’s largest visual entertainment services groups, today announced the transformation of its global facilities - Prime Focus London, blue and Machine (UK), Post Logic and Frantic Films VFX (USA) and Prime Focus Group in India - into a single global company under a new Prime Focus brand.

Entertainment Headline News

4Kids Entertainment and Chaotic USA Ink License Deal for Chaotic Trading Card Game

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8:15am

Press Release from 4Kids Entertainment

4Kids Entertainment Inc. and Chaotic USA Entertainment Group Inc. have reached an agreement with Penguin Young Readers Group, one of the world’s leading consumer publishers, to serve as global licensing partner in the publishing category for the Chaotic trading card game (TCG) and TV series-based property.

Television Headline News

Sony Pictures Taps Alexandar Marin For SVP Distribution in Latin America

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8:11am

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that Alexander Marin has been promoted to senior vice president, distribution, Latin America & the Caribbean.

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