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Headline News Double Negative and Prime Focus World to Merge VFX Business

Prime Focus Limited announces the merger of its creative services subsidiary Prime Focus World and visual effects provider Double Negative; combined entity will be the world’s largest integrated VFX, 3D Conversion & Animation services company.

Headline News Paramount, Pangu Resolve ‘Transformers’ Dispute

Beijing Pangu Investments, Ltd. and Paramount Pictures resolve the accusation that the studio breached its promise to feature the distinctive Pangu Plaza in the ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ film set to premiere Friday, June 27.

Headline News Studio 100 Inks Deal for ‘Maya The Bee’ and ‘Florrie's Dragons’

Studio 100 Media signs a licensing pact with ITI Neovision in Poland for its key animation properties ‘Maya the Bee’ and ‘Florrie’s Dragons.’

Headline News HIT Entertainment Appoints New Senior Executives

Preschool entertainment company HIT Entertainment appoints Karen Davidsen in the role of Director of Production, Global Content; Phil Molloy as Senior Creative Manager, Global Content; and Luca Magnani as Global Brand Director, Thomas & Friends.

Headline News Vishnu Athreya Named Program Scheduling VP at Cartoon Network and Boomerang

Athreya is named Vice President, Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang, part of Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group (AYAKM).

Headline News Disney XD Picks Up Season Two of ‘Camp Lakebottom’

9 Story Entertainment licenses an additional 26  episodes of the animated comedy series ‘Camp Lakebottom’ to Disney XD in the U.S. 

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘Maleficent,’ ‘Dragon 2’ Dominate Overseas

Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ takes first place at the international box office with $44.7 million; DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ comes in second place with $43.5 million.

Headline News Aardman Lands Exclusive U.S. Deal with Amazon

Amazon strikes an exclusive licensing pact with Aardman Animations to stream ‘Wallace and Gromit,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and other animated series and specials on its Prime Instant Video service in the U.S.

Headline News California Art Institutes Settle Lawsuit with $4.4M Agreement

Students at the for-profit California Art Institutes could get part of their education paid for under a $4.4 million settlement between the City of San Francisco and parent company Educational Management Corporation.

Headline News ShortsHD Acquires Bill Plympton Library for Distribution

ShortsHD strikes its biggest movie deal to date, acquiring Oscar-nominated animation icon and pioneer Bill Plympton’s entire library of award winning shorts and feature films for global distribution on all ShortsTV and ShortsHD platforms.

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