It’s that time of year when TV networks must decide whether or not they will be renewing series on the bubble.
Cartoon Network has promoted two executives in its Original Series group, it was announced today by Rob Swartz, vice president of original series for the network.
Overall, I like it. I like it a lot. On a sunny day, the monorail ride across the bay to the Tokyo Big Site is worth it alone. During my ride, I not only witnessed a cutesy pop concert, but also some Tokyo drifting.
Deadline.com reports that Joe Roth’s Revolution Studios is moving the XXX franchise from Columbia to Paramount, which would fund and distribute the third film in 3-D.
Leading independent studio E1 Entertainment has inked a two year television production deal with top screenwriter David Hayter and his producing partner Benedict Carver.
Little Airplane Productions' new short form animated series "Small Potatoes" has been pre-sold in Europe, Australia and Canada.
The HOODWINKED producers have filed suit against their distributor The Weinstein Co. over the failed release of the sequel in January, reports VARIETY.
A lawsuit against Stan Lee and Marvel Ent. from defunct Stan Lee Media shareholders Jose Abadin and Christopher Belland has been thrown out by a federal judge, reports VARIETY.
Disney Channel has gained a five-year cable TV license from the official Russian federal agency, VARIETY reports.
Univision Interactive Media and CBS Interactive’s GameSpot are teaming on the Spanish-lingo game site, Univision.com, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Creditors have given MGM an additional month and a half reprieve from paying on its debt, reports VARIETY.
Marathon Media, via Zodiak Ent., has inked a deal with Cartoon Network to bring back TOTALLY SPIES to the network, as well as its spin-off THE AMAZING SPIEZ, reports VARIETY.
With HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON underperforming compared to DreamWorks Animation’s last feature MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, the company’s stock fell 8% on Tuesday, March 30th, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Legendary Pictures has picked up the rights to Toho Co.’s classic movie monster Godzilla, reports HEAT VISION.
In its debut weekend at the U.S. box office, DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON slew the competition.
One of the most widely anticipated theme park entertainment experiences ever created - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort - is set for a public grand opening on June 18.
On Friday, SMALLVILLE creators/exec producers Miles Millar and Alfred Gough and series co-producer Tollin/Robbins Prods. filed suit against Warner Bros. TV and the CW.
Lionsgate is pulling out of the bidding battle over the purchase of MGM, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
When I was a kid, I loved going to visit my cousins in Seattle. They were avid comic collectors and I would spend hours carefully thumbing through issues of Spiderman, Fantastic Four and other plastic-sleeved titles. Perhaps this is why I enjoy the trend of motion comics as promotion. It speaks to childhood nostalgia while cutting through the clutter.
Clever marketing campaigns engage audiences in unexpected ways that connect, often with a nod and a wink, to the property’s intrinsic nature. Or to poorly paraphrase Marshall McLuhen; the medium can be a major part of the message. Motion comics are a great way of exciting prospective viewers about an upcoming film or television show, even if the property is not animated. And they provide increased opportunities for graphic designers, artists to collaborate with studios and directors.
Deadline New York has reported that Bryan Singer, writer-director of the first two X-Men films, is joining Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg as producers on the planned 2011 release of X-Men: First Class.