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Series 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.

Screenwriting 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.

Cartoon 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.

Disney 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).

Toon 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).

Entertainment 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.

Entertainment Headline News

Classic Nick Animated Programs Coming To Blu-ray

Paramount Home Entertainment, Nickelodeon and Shout! Factory today announced a sub-licensing agreement that will give Shout! Factory rights to distribute DVD and Blu-ray releases of some of Nick’s classic animated programs, including The Wild Thornberrys, Hey Arnold, Danny Phantom, Aaaah! Real Monsters, and Rocko’s Modern Life in the United States and Canada.

Entertainment Headline News

Target Ent. Launches Over 100 Hours of New Programming at MIPTV

Leading rights management group Target Entertainment is launching over 100 hours of new programming at MIPTV across its portfolio of factual, entertainment, lifestyle, drama, formats and kids programming.

Moonscoop Headline News

Moonscoop Creates More Ava Riko Teo

Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has won a second season commission for 39x7’ additional episodes of animated paper cutout show Ava Riko Teo.

Self-Publishing Blogs

Publishing a Book is Now So Easy Even a Writer Can Do It!

The book publishing industry, like the newspaper biz, is on a glide path to oblivion.  It's just too easy and cheap to download a book to your computer, iPad, Kindle or smartphone.

And that was last year!

Now it takes less time to publish your own book than it does to write a publisher query letter, let alone send it out and wait for the rejection letters.

Screenwriting Blogs

How to Prosper in Toon Town — An Excerpt from "How to Write for Animation"

Before you run off half-cocked with that shiny new animated six-shooter of yours, here are a few pieces of advice that will help you live long and prosper in this business. It would be foolish to think you could become a good animation writer without first understanding a little bit about creativity, especially considering cartoon writing is one of the most creative forms of writing there is. Fortunately, creativity is not as ethereal as some might lead you to believe.

Animation Headline News

Nick Adds Unprecedented 450 Episodes Of New Animated Programming

Nickelodeon, the global leader in television animation, will introduce 450 episodes of new animation programming over the next three years, with nearly 200 episodes rolling out on Saturday mornings in 2012.

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