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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.

Media Headline News

News Corp., Libery Media Show Interest in NBC Universal

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 10:33am

Comcast might have a fight on its hands. News Corp. and Liberty Media are both interested in a deal with NBC Universal even while Comcast tries get its own deal locked down, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing a report by CNBC.

Media Headline News

Starz Media Names TV Veteran Alecia Dixon to Spearhead Domestic Distribution Expansion

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 12, 2009 at 8:55am

tarz Media has tapped Alecia Dixon, a veteran of the entertainment business with a focus on film distribution, to spearhead its domestic television expansion in the new position of vice president, domestic TV sales.

Business Headline News

Warner Bros. Animation Announces Three New Executive Appointments

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has assembled the final pieces of its new senior executive team, naming Peter Girardi to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Series & Alternative Animation, and appointing Ed Adams as Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and Administration.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network Asia Announces Partnership with Animasia

By Matt Kapko | Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 2:28pm

Cartoon Network Asia announced a strategic content partnership with Animasia, one of Malaysia’s leading creative studios, to produce a cricket based property about a group of local Indian kids who aspire to play in the biggest inter-school cricket championships.

Selick Headline News

Breaking News: Henry Selick Leaves Laika

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 1:03pm

CORALINE director Henry Selick has departed Laika after unsuccessfully renegotiating his contract, which expired at the end of last month. However, the stop-motion legend will continue to work with the Portland, Oregon-based animation studio and Focus Features in promoting CORALINE through the awards season. Selick was not available for comment, but, according to a Laika spokesperson, he was not formally attached to any Laika projects following CORALINE.

Wild Headline News

FlickerLab Heads to MIPCOM to Introduce The Wild Life

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 10:03am

FlickerLab, LLC, the international content and technology company, will introduce the entertainment content market at MIPCOM to their newest animated series, a marquee property called The Wild Life.

Series Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Glenn Martin, DDS

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 10:01am

Nickelodeon has ordered a second season of 20 episodes of stop-motion animated series Glenn Martin, DDS, the first television series from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation, it was announced today by Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming of Nickelodeon.

Company Headline News

projectiondesign Announces Change in Ownership

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:55am

Norwegian high performance projector manufacturer, projectiondesign is capitalising on the growing global demand for high-quality products as well as partner support with the announcement of a change in ownership to include Norwegian private equity firm Herkules Capital AS.