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.
In post-MIPCOM news, Foothill Entertainment, Inc. is proud to announce that it has signed a strategic co-production deal while at MIPCOM 2009 with two key partners.
Global pre-school channel JimJam, a joint venture between HIT Entertainment and Chello Zone, will launch into Israel for the first time in a deal signed with satellite broadcaster yes.
TELETOON Canada inc. announces the launch of the French language TÉLÉTOON Rétro on Bell TV, bringing the total number of subscribers to TÉLÉTOON Rétro to over 1.3 million.
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.
Paramount's PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, now its fourth week, surged to #1 for the weekend, Oct. 23-25, raking in $22 million. Saw VI came in at #2 for its opening weekend, earning $14.8 million for Lionsgate.
After being the last major distributor to hold out on a pact with Cinedigm Digital Cinema, Warner Bros. has inked a deal to help fund digital screen installations nationwide, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
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.
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.
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.
Fox Atomic, which closed shop in April, is being relaunched as Fox Digital Studios, Variety reports.
New music-based games like "The Beatles: Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero 5" have given the genre a much-needed boost in sales, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Mr. X, one of Canada’s leading creative visual effects houses, provided CG aerial scenes and other effects shots for AE Electra Productions’ Amelia, directed by Mira Nair.
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.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE sailed through its opening weekend, Oct. 16-18, at #1, raking in $32.7 million for Warner Bros.
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.
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.
Vicon, developer of motion capture products, today launched Bonita, a small, affordable optical capture camera for tracking and analyzing motion.
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.
Prime Focus announced today that industry veteran O.D. Welch has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer for North America.
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.