VARIETY reports that Nintendo plans to drop the price of the Wii next week, leading up to the holiday season.
In the third largest opening in September history, Sony's CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS easily won the weekend, Sept. 18-20.
THE NEW YORK TIMES reports that Walt Disney's pending acquisition of Marvel Ent. has hit a legal issue regarding the rights of some of its major characters.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Sony's new CTO Rob Bredow discusses cutting edge technology on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Alice in Wonderland and Arthur Christmas.
Both the writer and producer of SILENT HILL are coming back for more. Roger Avary and Samuel Hadida (Davis Films) plan to shoot the sequel next year.
Variety reports Christoph Waltz, the memorable Nazi in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, will play the villain in Columbia’s THE GREEN HORNET.
3D Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights for AIR RACERS 3D: Forces of Flight, produced by Pretend Entertainment and Stereoscope.
Landing at #1, Tyler Perry’s I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF (LGF, with vfx by Wilson Tang, Toby Sells Creature Make-up FX Shop) earned $24M in its debut weekend.
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.
Warner Bros. has backed away from the big screen redux of HE-MAN: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, reports VARIETY.
Ted Thomas discusses the making of his new documentary, Walt & El Grupo, revealing a hidden chapter in the fabled life of Walt Disney.
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.
The videogame industry is still feeling the effects of the global recession, posting its sixth straight month of slumping sales, reports VARIETY.
Disney Interactive Studios announced today it has agreed to acquire Wideload Games Inc., a Chicago-based producer and developer of original interactive entertainment.
With the DC Comics sale firmly in place, WB has created a new company known as DC Entertainment, notes the Hollywood Reporter.
Lionsgate/LGF, the leading next generation studio, announced today that David Spitz, Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager, has agreed to a new long-term contract with the studio.
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.