Industry veteran Neil Court becomes the new Executive Chairman as the Toronto-based producer/distributor aims to grow.
According to figures released at the tenth China International Cartoon and Game Expo in Shanghai, China's animation industry generated $14 billion (87 billion yuan) in revenue last year.
Even with box office revenue down from last year, the debut of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ pushes Fox to become the first major Hollywood studio to cross the $1 billion mark in 2014 domestic ticket sales.
Award-winning character effects company unveils its dMFX (Digital MakeUp) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series, ‘Falling Skies.’
Mind Candy’s Michael Acton Smith announces, via YouTube, that he will step aside as CEO in order to focus more on the business’s creative side.
Emails and court documents from the Silicon Valley “Techtopus” wage-fixing cartel class action lawsuit show that Sony Pictures Animation resisted efforts made by other studios to keep wages down.
The U.S. theatrical release of Signe Baumane’s debut animated feature, ‘Rocks in My Pockets,’ is set for September 5 in New York and on September 12 in Los Angeles, followed by a national release.
New LA-based design & animation studio launches with projects including an animated graphics package for the NFL Network's 2014 NFL Draft coverage, and an animated Brazilian-market spot for Ecological Corredor to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Sony Pictures Animation confirms a new stop motion/live action hybrid feature project, ‘Superbago,’ to be directed by John Harvatine and Eric Towner of ‘Robot Chicken’ fame.
Disney is developing a live-action take on its 1941 animated classic ‘Dumbo,’ adding a unique family story that parallels the baby elephant’s story.
Court documents from the Silicon Valley “Techtopus” wage-fixing cartel class action lawsuit show the involvement of Hollywood studios, including Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks Animation.
Netflix hires former Nickelodeon SVP of live-action development Brian Wright to a senior executive role heading up original kids and family programming.
Portland-based animation and visual effects studio BENT Image Lab signs Yvette Represents as its new West Coast rep.
Following Michael Carrington’s move to Zodiak Kids, HIT Entertainment names Warner Bros. Animation’s Christopher Keenan as VP, Creative & Executive Producer.
Former HIT Entertainment VP and CBeebies controller joins super-Indie Kids division to run The Foundation.
Appointment comes as Method continues work on high-profile projects including ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘The Maze Runner.’
Deal sees sassy tweens in ‘Lola & Virginia’, slapstick creatures of ‘Larva’ season 2, the healthy pair in Vitaminix and season 1 of ‘Lucky Fred’ all launch on the Movistar España VOD platform this summer.
Directed by Antoine and Tarik Hamdine, the half-hour CGI comedy was commissioned by French broadcaster M6 and coproduced with DQ Entertainment.
Dive serves as the exclusive VFX vendor for the new drama series ‘The Leftovers’ on HBO, providing set extensions, character animation, seasonal modifications, weapons enhancement, digital make-up, 3D effects work, and more.
Paramount’s holdover ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ easily holds on to first place at the box office over a slow Fourth of July weekend, topping the Wednesday-Sunday holiday stretch with $53.8 million for a domestic total of $174.7 million.
Beijing-based Xing Xing Digital and Los Angeles production company Pelagius Entertainment are to partner on the feature animation ‘Smart.’
Universal Pictures taps veteran Hollywood studio executive Jo Yan to serve as managing director and executive vice president of its China operations.