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E3 2011 AWN Business and Education Round Up

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 4:49pm

Another great year of E3 in downtown at the Staples Convention Center. Lots of interesting announcements and events this year. The art exhibition “Into the Pixel” continues to chronicle the ascent of console game graphics from popular culture and street cred to the rare refined air of original paintings inspired by well-known games. It’s a national sentiment, even the National Endowment of the Arts and the Smithsonian have gotten into the act with shows centered around “the art of video games” (http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/).

Entertainment Headline News

Al Kahn Joins Pacific Entertainment

Pacific Entertainment Corporation (OTCQB: PENT), creators of the Baby Genius brand of musical edu-tainment for infants and toddlers, announced that Mr. Alfred Kahn will join the company as an exclusive consultant in the children’s preschool and education markets.

Tools Headline News

The Bakery Unveils A Range Of Free Tools For Lighting Pros At MIFA 2011

The Bakery (bakery3D.com), the 3D computer graphics software company, will unveil a new range of free tools for lighting professionals at the forthcoming MIFA show in Annecy, France (8.-10. June 2011, stand 2.006).

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick Announces Merchandising Programs For Hot Properties

During a special presentation held today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nickelodeon highlighted its leadership position as the world's number-one TV-based licensing business by unveiling plans for new product launches and retail initiatives.

Silver Headline News

Cartoon Network, Silver Pictures to Develop Ben 10 Feature

Cartoon Network has signed an agreement with acclaimed producer Joel Silver and Silver Pictures to develop a live-action motion picture for its globally successful animated action-adventure property, BEN 10, it was announced today by Stuart Snyder, president and COO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division (AYAKM).

Headline News

Global Smurfs Day Smurfaces This Month

On Saturday, June 25, 2011, in celebration of the birthday of Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs (born June 25, 1928), Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation will coordinate events all over the world as part of Global Smurfs Day, a worldwide event in anticipation of the release of the Smurfs’ trip to movie theaters, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president, Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures.

Blu-ray Headline News

Battle: Los Angeles Descends Onto Blu-ray/DVD

The battle for Earth’s survival begins June 14th, in the year’s #1 sci-fi action thriller BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, storming onto DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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