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Imax Headline News

Disney's A Christmas Carol: An IMAX 3D Experience Crosses $20 Million Mark

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 8:35am

IMAX Corporation(Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures today announced that Disney's A Christmas Carol, the spectacular Disney Digital 3D(TM) holiday release from director Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, crossed the $20 million mark at IMAX(R) theatres during Thanksgiving weekend.

Company Headline News

Charter Breaks Out of Bankruptcy

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 30, 2009 at 10:03am

Charter Communications has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Paul Allen, chairman of the company, will continue to hold the largest voting interest in the company after it reduced debt by approximately 40 percent or $8 billion and cut annual interest rates by more than $830 million.

Syfy Headline News

Syfy Orders Drama Series Based On Novella The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 30, 2009 at 9:49am

Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of the supernatural drama series Haven, based on the novella “The Colorado Kid,” from renowned author Stephen King.

Television Headline News

4Kids Entertainment Named Worldwide Licensing Agent For Dos Y Dos

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 30, 2009 at 8:46am

4Kids Entertainment (NYSE: KDE), has been appointed as the worldwide Merchandising & Licensing Agent and Brand Manager for Dos y Dos, the world’s only Latino live-action television series recorded in Spanish and English for preschool children.

Disney Headline News

Carolina Lightcap Named President, Disney Channels Worldwide

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 11:00am

Carolina Lightcap has been promoted to president, Disney Channels Worldwide, it was announced today by Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, to whom she will report.

Million Headline News

Twilight Comes Out Swinging on Opening Weekend

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 23, 2009 at 1:00pm

As expected THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON took a commanding lead for its opening weekend, Nov. 20-22, earning $142.8 million for Summit and the #1 slot. THE BLIND SIDE from Warner Bros. came in second for its first week, earning $34.1 million.

Headline News

Sony Pictures Inks International Distribution Pact With CBS Films

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 1:59pm

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has signed a three-year marketing and distribution deal with CBS Films, under which Sony Pictures will handle international theatrical distribution of CBS Films productions as well as service worldwide distribution of the unit's films in the home entertainment marketplace, it was announced today by Peter Schlessel, president, Worldwide Affairs for Sony Pictures, and Jeff Blake, chairman, Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution. CBS Films will handle domestic theatrical distribution of all titles and retains rights in a limited number of foreign territories.

Game Headline News

AFTRA Ratifies Game Deal

Two weeks after SAG rejected a similar offer, AFTRA members have ratified a new deal with video game producers, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.