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Headline News Breakthrough Entertainment Completes Middle East Deals

Following on the heels of MIP-TV, Breakthrough Entertainment has finalized a record-breaking company array of license deals totaling over 200 hours of children’s, documentary, lifestyle and factual programming for the Middle East, it was announced by Nat Abraham, Vice President, Distribution.

Blogs The #1 Most Important Screenplay Element. Are You Interested?

What is the #1 most important ingredient of every great screenplay? 

Is it great characters? 

Great plot?                 

High Concept? 

It’s none of these.  The #1 most important ingredient of every great screenplay is...

Headline News Max & Ruby Are Here For Rainy Day Play on DVD

Join Max and Ruby for a rainy day adventure in the all-new DVD, Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play! will be released on April 12, 2011, and sold for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

Headline News Coolabi, Walker Prods. To Develop Scream Street

Leading children’s and family entertainment producer and rights management company Coolabi, and Walker Productions, the production arm of leading independent book publisher Walker Books, have entered into a major new co-development deal for Walker Books’ quirky comedy book series Scream Street.

Headline News The Peanuts Gang Returns In Happiness Is A Warm Blanket

Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts characters as they help their pal Linus break free from his attachment to his security blanket in Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the first new Peanuts special in five years.

Headline News The Hub Unveils 2011-12 Program Schedule

A music competition for kids, family game shows based on iconic, beloved brands, and an animated Warren Buffett are among the nine new original programs that will join ten returning popular series with new episodes in the 2011-2012 program lineup on The Hub television network, a destination for kids and their families.

Blogs Software Review: Final Draft 8

In my previous post, How to Turn Microsoft Word into a Terrific Screenwriting Program, I explained how to use Word’s “styles” to automatically create script formatting.  I received a blog comment from Ben Cahan, the creator and co-founder of Final Draft, who pointed out that a true screenwriting program was more than just “margins and capitalized slug lines and character names”.  Ben makes a good point.  Whereas Word allows you to easily and automatically format basic script elements such as slug line, action, character name, parenthetical, dialog and transitions, that’s about all it can do.  Final Draft, in contrast, does those things and much more.

Headline News Cartoon Network Builds on Brands, Launches DC Nation Block

Springboarding off its 2010 ratings growth across key kids and boys demos, in which series/specials Adventure Time, Dude, What Would Happen, Generator Rex and Hall of Game helped propel the network to new heights, Cartoon Network described its plans for building new global franchises today as it unveiled a broad slate of new content for 2011 at its annual Advertising Upfront presentation.

Headline News Dwight Howard Guest Stars On Kick Buttowski Season 2 Debut

Disney XD's hit animated series, "Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil," begins its star-studded second season with NBA star Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic) in a guest starring role, SATURDAY, APRIL 30 (8:30 a.m., ET/PT).

Headline News Toon Goggles Website Gives Kids Cartoons And Animators Feedback

Toon Goggles, a new cartoon website by ADC Licensing, lets kids stream endless parent friendly cartoons and boasts a special benefit for animators, rights holders, and network executives —a chance to see how these cartoons fare with millions of kid viewers.

Headline News Strawberry Shortcake: Puttin’ on the Glitz on DVD

Join Strawberry Shortcake and all of her friends for a glamorous new adventure when Strawberry Shortcake: Puttin’ on The Glitz arrives just in time for Easter on DVD March 22 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and American Greetings Properties, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM).

Headline News Skechers Leverages Original Branded Content And Characters

SKECHERS Entertainment, a division of global footwear leader SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), is leveraging the fast-growing popularity of its original branded content and characters with a comprehensive global licensing campaign.

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