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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.

Parks Headline News

Spielberg Sweetens Consulting Deal With Universal Theme Parks

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10:10am

Steven Spielberg, a longtime creative consultant for Universal Studios' theme parks, has inked an exclusive agreement that extends his deal and keeps him from developing new attractions for Disney, where DreamWorks is now based, Variety reports.

Headline News

Nickelodeon Nabs Rights To Revive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on TV and Film

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 9:46am

Furthering its mission to provide premium content to its audiences, Nickelodeon—part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B)—has acquired the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.

Blu-ray Headline News

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen on DVD and Blu-ray, Waterworld on Blu-ray, Plus More

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 12:39pm

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN on DVD and Blu-ray, WATERWORLD comes to Blu-ray, BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE is out on DVD and Blu-ray, ESCAFLOWNE: THE MOVIE on Blu-ray, and ESCAFLOWNE: COMPLETE COLLECTION on DVD.

Imax Headline News

Where the Wild Things Are Posts Strong Opening Weekend in IMAX Theatres

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:48am

Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced that Where the Wild Things Are, directed by Spike Jonze (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) and produced by Playtone (Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman), opened with strong box office results, generating approximately $3.1 million from 145 IMAX(R) theatres domestically during the opening weekend from Friday, October 16, 2009 through Sunday, October 18.

October Headline News

Online Launch for Teletoon Detour Pilot Projects

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 19, 2009 at 5:34am

Straddling a wide range of topics, style of animation and comedy sensibilities, the ten pilot episodes created through the TELETOON Detour Pilot Project are set to roll out on Sympatico.ca and thedetour.ca from October 23.

Software Headline News

projectiondesign projects the Universe for Umevatoriet

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 19, 2009 at 5:29am

Five of projectiondesign’s latest F22 1080 DLP projectors have been installed as part of a major technical upgrade of the planetarium at Umevatoriet, a public-facing science centre attached to the University of Umea in Sweden.

Blu-ray Headline News

First-Ever Worldwide Live Community Screening of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 19, 2009 at 4:54am

Experience the first-ever worldwide Live Community Screening (LCS) exclusive to owners of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray Disc and hear star Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates answer your questions during this live LCS on December 12th, 2009.

Film Headline News

Former Film Roman-ers Start Bento Box

Former Film Roman president/COO Scott Greenberg, SIMPSONS producer Joel Kuwahara and KING OF THE HILL producer Mark McJimsey have formed the new animation and live-action production company Bento Box Ent., reports VARIETY.

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