ABC Family has acquired the final two chapters of the “Harry Potter” film franchise in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD), it was announced today by Tom Zappala, Executive Vice President, Program Acquisitions & Scheduling, ABC Cable Networks Group.
The Red Stick International Animation Festival has selected the finalists for its seven Best of the Fest film competition categories from among the record 437 films submitted this year.
Nickelodeon is stuffed with premieres this Thanksgiving, with new episodes of the network’s hottest live-action and animated shows.
David Yates has directed Harry Potter’s latest outing, the first part of the seventh installment ‘The Deathly Hallows’ produced by Warner Bros.
Spearmark Lighting, leading UK manufacturers of child safe lighting and housewares, is set to launch a range of products based on the eagerly anticipated new animated movie Cars 2.
Disney's 50th animated feature has a bit of everything that one might think of when one thinks of a Disney animated film. For the classic touch, there is a princess rescued by a dashing male hero, a wicked mother, animal sidekicks, musical numbers and magic. For the modern touch, there are irreverent splashes and gags galore. The former parts work much better than latter and in the end traditional storytelling wins the day.
The second day of CTN Expo was overflowing with interest for the informative panels, some of which I couldn't even get into, so I perused the exhibition floor and walked the lobby, making new friends and running into old ones.
The CTN Expo has returned to Burbank for the second year. The conference has expanded a great deal from last year's event. It also has seen an explosion of attendees, which pushed off the scheduled start times of all the events as the eager guest were being registered. This created some bumps along the road for the two-year old event, which is again valiantly put together by Tina Price and her tiny staff with help from a host of volunteers.
Asylum Visual Effects founder Nathan McGuinness told AWN that the financial collapse of his Santa-Monica-based vfx house came as a shock, amid the recession and inability to compete with overseas competitors in London, Canada and elsewhere without the same kind of government tax incentives.
This is the least rewarding of the cinematic HARRY POTTER experiences mainly because it doesn't satisfyingly work as a film on its own. Unlike the LORD OF THE RINGS series, each film worked as a solo film, while setting up the continuing journey. DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 1 tries to find its EMPIRE STRIKE BACK moment to end on, but without making Voldemort declare he is Harry's father, this film left me wanting more, but not in a good way. And yet I want more.
In another hit to Alfonso Cuaron space thriller GRAVITY, Robert Downey Jr. has left the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Denis Leary is in talks to take the role of police captain George Stacy in the SPIDER-MAN reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Emma Stone has already been cast of Stacy's daughter Gwen. Andrew Garfield is playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man, while Rhys Ifans has been cast as villain Dr. Connors/The Lizard and Martin Sheen and Sally Field as Ben and May Parker, respectively.
Disney Interactive Studios and TT Games today announced that they are joining with The LEGO Group to bring Jack Sparrow and other familiar characters to life in virtual LEGO adventures with LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game.
SIGGRAPH Asia, coming this December 15-18 in Seoul, South Korea, has published their Computer Animation Festival and Technical Papers video trailers.
The Visual Effects Society will honor Academy Award nominated filmmaker Christopher Nolan with the inaugural VES Visionary Award at the 9th Annual VES Awards on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to remake THE WIZARD OF OZ from the original 1939 script, reports Deadline.com.
Vertigo Ent.'s Roy Lee and Room 101's Steven Schneider are developing a remake of THE SWARM, reports TheWrap.
24 Frames reports that Jeff Nathanson (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN) has been hired to rewrite MEN IN BLACK 3, which starts production tomorrow in New York.