VARIETY reports that the Indian government will form the National Center of Excellence in Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects in Mumbai, announced by Ambika Soni, the minister of information and broadcasting.
Shareholder Carl Icahn has offered an all-out $707 million hostile take over bid for Lions Gate, reports VARIETY.
Blockbuster shares dropped 29% on Wednesday upon word the video rental chain will file bankruptcy, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
In the third such announcement involving industry job layoffs in 3 days, Canadian production company Cookie Jar has let go 35 people involved in animation production.
Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton says Sony wants to be part of the James Bond franchise once MGM's sale or restructuring is finished, reports BLOOMBERG.
Soon after its premiere at SXSW Film Festival, MONSTERS was acquired for U.S. and Mexican distribution by Magnet Releasing, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
In yet another sign of the difficult economic realities of the animation and visual effects production business, Toronto's C.O.R.E Digital closed down yesterday, suspending operations and laying off 150 people.
Animax, Asia’s first and leading anime and youth entertainment pay-TV channel, will be sporting a new look, adding programming choices, and taking viewer interaction to a whole new level from 3 May 2010.
With Robert Zemeckis' biggest Disney ally gone, former Chairman Dick Cook, and amid drastic cost-cutting by the new management team -- and being overshadowed by AVATAR -- Walt Disney Studios is closing the producer-director's ImageMovers Digital studio in San Rafael, by Jan. 2011.
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On the eve of GDC in San Francisco, Autodesk Media & Entertainment announced its latest digital software in a virtual press conference hosted by Maurice Patel, entertainment industry manager, and Rob Hoffmann, senior product marketing manager.
Visual effects company Method Studios announced today that it has brought VFX veteran Patrick Davenport on board as Vice President of Operations at its Santa Monica location, where he will be responsible for overseeing Method’s facilities in both Los Angeles and New York.
A group of leading game industry creatives announced today the launch of Globex Studios LA, a subsidiary of Globex Studios.
After wrapping up a record weekend at the box office, TV rights for ALICE IN WONDERLAND have been picked up by ABC Family, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND broke numerous records on its opening weekend, March 5-7, earning $116.3 million for Disney.
FOX has renewed FRINGE, the critically acclaimed thrilling drama, for a third season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.
MPC has hired industry veteran Julian Levi as Executive Producer to represent MPC Film. His focus will be business development for the visual effects company.
Mobile Media Platforms (media phones and other hand held devices) have proven to be a good launching pad for animation in Asia - Why not here?
NOLA.com is reporting that test shooting has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' GREEN LANTERN. The Martin Campbell-directed project began shooting in Madisonville, La.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is in talks to acquire the feature rights to SPACE INVADERS, a class video game from Japan-based Taito.
VARIETY is reporting that Toonz Animation India has opened a distribution arm, Toonz Ent. USA, in Los Angeles.
On the heels of a successful merger, DAZ 3D-Gizmoz today unveiled Digimi , the ultimate platform for generating personalized avatars.
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