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Headline News Production Pipeline Expo Launches

Designed to serve as a full blown visual effects and animation event -- complete with expert panels, presentations, educational sessions, and speakers -- the Production Pipeline Expo is a two-day event to be held May 3 and 4 at the Barker Hanger in the Santa Monica Airport.

Headline News Nickelodeon Undergoes Executive Shakeup

Nickelodeon’s New York-based president of content development Marjorie Cohn leaves the kids’ entertainment network after serving 26 years with the company, and Alison Dexter‘s EVP of productions position is eliminated amid ongoing realignment.

Headline News Syfy’s 'Defiance' Makes Record-Breaking Debut

Syfy’s groundbreaking transmedia event “Defiance” becomes the channel’s most-watched scripted series premiere since 2006 with 1.3 million adults aged 18-49, matched by more than six million hours of gameplay since the game’s April 2 launch.

Headline News Grainge & Kilar Nominated to DWA Board of Directors

Lucian Grainge and Jason Kilar are nominated for election to DreamWorks Animation's Board of Directors; Current Directors Nathan Myhrvold and Richard Sherman to retire from leadership positions.

Headline News 'Canadian Anijam' Heads to Hot Docs

Fifteen of Canada’s most celebrated independent animators come together to create a collaborative animated film, “Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam,” which will have its Canadian premiere at the 20th Annual Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Headline News 'Tomi Ungerer Story' Goes Far Out

"Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story," which combines traditional documentary storytelling with original animation culled from eight decades of art from the renegade children’s book author and illustrator, opens June 14 in NYC At Lincoln Plaza Cinema & June 21 in LA at Landmark's Nuart Theatre, with more cities to follow.

Headline News PGA Honors Digital V.I.P.s

The Producers Guild of America honors nine Innovators, Visionaries and Producers (V.I.P.) who have made significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling in the past year.

Headline News Box Office Report: '42' is the Magic Number

“42,” the baseball biopic from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, scores at the weekend box office, bringing in an estimated $27.3 million for a first place debut, while horror movie parody “Scary Movie 5,” debuts in second place, and DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods” comes in third.

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