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Turner Broadcasting Headline News

Turner Ups Cecilia Persson to VP Programming & Content Strategy Kids EMEA

Retaining her previous role of acquisitions and co-production international, Persson will now also manage and lead programming strategy across EMEA for all Turner’s kids linear and digital platforms.

box office Headline News

Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Roars Past $700 Million Worldwide

Jon Favreau’s photoreal adventure brings in $255.8 million domestically and $452.8 million internationally, roaring past the $700 million mark at the global box office on Monday for a global total of $708.6 million.

Bento Bob Entertainment Headline News

Bento Box Prepping ‘Blues Brothers’ Primetime Animated Series

Producers of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ to develop and produce ‘The Blues Brothers’ animated series with Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and ‘SNL’ writer Anne Beatts.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Welcomes Walt Disney Animation Studios as First Corporate Sponsor

Studio partnerships to broaden reach of mission and programming for professional organization aimed at bringing together a global community of animation professionals to empower and support women in the art, science and business of animation.

Nelvana Headline News

Corus Appoints Pam Westman Head of Nelvana Enterprises

Industry veteran to oversee global brand development and management across the Nelvana portfolio, including retail management, licensing, consumer products, content sales, and digital.

Luma Pictures Headline News

Luma Bolsters VFX Division with Promotions, New Hire

Santa Monica and Melbourne-based visual effects studio strengthens its production management team with the hire of digital production manager Ashley Bettini and the promotions of digital production manager Justin Porter and production supervisor Michael Perdew.

ITFS Headline News

Psyop’s ‘Man and Dog’ Tops 2016 Animated Com Winners

Psyop wins the Grand Prix for Coca-Cola ‘Man and Dog’ at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film competition for applied animation in the field of advertising, spatial communication and technology.

FMX Headline News

FMX Wraps 2016 Edition with Record Attendance

Twenty-first edition of European conference spotlighting animation, visual effects, games and transmedia saw a new all-time high of 3,500 attendees.

Sarofsky Headline News

Sarofsky Bolsters Talent Roster with Two Additions

Creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark join Chicago-based production company known for its design-driven work on commercials, brand films, title sequences and more.

Films Headline News

VFX Legion Delivers Seamless Effects for ‘Hardcore Henry’

Legion’s worldwide talent pool tackles more than 70 VFX shots for director Ilya Naishuller’s first-person action-thriller ‘Hardcore Henry,’ working to create the seamless illusion of a single take.

virtual reality Headline News

Cogswell College Launches VR/AR Certificate Program

Industry Advisory Board for new certificate program includes Citrix Systems’ Fabien Bourdon, CloudPic founder & CEO Richard Chuang, Geomedia’s Jeremy Kenisky, Jaunt VR’s Curt Miyashiro, and Azimyth Creation Studio founder & CEO Stephanie Riggs.

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