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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Themes Up Habbo Hotel

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 9:12am

Summit Entertainment and Habbo Hotel ( ), the largest virtual world for teenagers, today revealed new details for the exclusive The Twilight Saga: New Moon-themed activities, rooms, virtual goods and much more planned to kick-off at Habbo Hotel this week to celebrate the highly anticipated release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon on November 20.

Ntropic Headline News

Visual Effects Artist and Creative Director Simon Mowbray Joins Ntropic

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:30am

Visual effects company Ntropic is excited to announce that Creative Director/VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray has joined the company. Formerly the co-founder of Radium, Mowbray freelanced at Ntropic on projects for Sprint, Coinstar and Oracle before making it his official home.

Autodesk Headline News

Imagi's "Astro Boy" Leaps onto Movie Screens with Autodesk Maya Software

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:27am

The newly released animated film "Astro Boy" brings the iconic Japanese manga character to movie theaters. Filmmaker Imagi International Holdings Limited (HKEx: 585) created "Astro Boy" with Autodesk Maya software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).

Licensing Headline News

Target Entertainment Group Links Up With m4e AG

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 7:01am

Target Entertainment Group has appointed m4e AG as the licensing sub-agent for PlayStation software IPs (intellectual properties) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, m4e subsidiary Telescreen will act as the sub-agent in Benelux.

Movie Headline News

Best Buy Planning Video Streaming Business

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 11:26am

Best Buy plans to go head-to-head with the likes of Netflix and Blockbuster as it launches a branded movie service available on Web-connected Blu-ray players and other devices, VARIETY reports.

Tools Headline News

Imageworks Strikes Tech Deal with Foundry

Sony Pictures Imageworks has struck a deal with The Foundry that would help standardize both toolsets by sharing technology, making the workflow easier and more cost-efficient for artists, which is essential during this economic downturn.

Disney Headline News

Kevin Gamble Joins Disney Television Animation

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 2, 2009 at 12:17pm

Kevin Gamble has been named Vice President, Development, Disney Television Animation, it was announced today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation, to whom he will report.

Headline News

Warner Bros. Becomes Sole Sponsor of Seth MacFarlane Variety Special

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 2, 2009 at 11:38am

After Microsoft got cold feet and backed out of a sponsorship deal over risque content in FAMILY GUY PRESENTS: SETH AND ALEX'S ALMOST LIVE COMEDY SHOW, Warner Bros. has picked up the slack and become the sole sponsor of the special, VARIETY reports.

Interactive Headline News

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.