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Disney Chairman Cook Steps Down

In a shocking announcement, Dick Cook has stepped down as chairman at the Walt Disney Co. This follows his recent unveiling of Disney upcoming projects at the D23 Conference.

Statement from Dick Cook

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Goviso Launches Online View and Approval Service

Press Release from Optix, Hamburg

Hamburg, September 17, 2009—Optix, Hamburg, has launched Goviso, an easy-to-use online service that allows artists, producers and customers in a production environment to share media and interact with each other.  According to Attila Levai, president of Optix, Hamburg, software installation is not required; Goviso runs inside any web browser with a current Flash player.

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DECODE Enterprises Comes Up Trumps Down Under

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:30am

Leading kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., has scored a hat trick of deals with Australian broadcasters across its slate of standout preschool entertainment.

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Terry Kalagian Joins Rainmaker as VP of Business Development

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:27am

Terry Kalagian has been named Vice President of Business Development for Rainmaker Entertainment, it was jointly announced today by Warren Franklin, CEO, and Catherine Winder, President of Rainmaker.

Productions Headline News

New Game Co. Primus Launches in Dallas

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:03am

Primus Productions, a new publisher of applications for all mobile devices, officially launched today. Primus, headquartered in Dallas, will be debuting its first three titles for the iPhone and other mobile devices within the next few weeks.

Disney Headline News

Del Toro Double Dares Disney On Toons

By Rick DeMott | Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 12:08am

The Walt Disney Studios, in collaboration with acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Hobbit”), is launching a new production label called Disney Double Dare You, to create new animated films full of chills and thrills for audiences of all ages, it was announced today at the D23 Expo by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.

Animation Headline News

Sony Animation & Frederator Studios to Develop Animated Features

Sony Pictures Animation has set a multi-year deal with Fred Seibert and his Frederator Studios to develop animated feature films, it was announced today by Bob Osher, president of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, and Hannah Minghella, president of production for Sony Pictures Animation. Seibert, a prolific animation producer, promises to be a rich source of original ideas as Sony Pictures Animation continues to advance its development slate.

Disney Headline News

Disney Acquires Wideload Games

Disney Interactive Studios announced today it has agreed to acquire Wideload Games Inc., a Chicago-based producer and developer of original interactive entertainment.

Destination Headline News

Destination Stays #1 at Box Office

Topping Labor Day weekend, THE FINAL DESTINATION (WB/NL, with vfx by Amalgamated Pixels) was #1 again, with audiences, grabbing $12.3M in its second week. DESTINATION was down 55% with a total gross of $47.4M.

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New Line, the Tolkien Estate and Harper Settle LOTR Lawsuit

THR, Esq. reports that New Line Cinema, the Tolkien estate and Harper Collins Publishing have settled a lawsuit over profits from LORD OF THE RINGS, specifically the films released from 2001-03.

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