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Headline News Red Giant Enhances Color Production Pipeline for Stargate Studios

Red Giant (http://www.redgiant.com) today announced that two of its popular color design applications are at the heart of one of Hollywood’s leading production studio’s color production pipeline.

Headline News Digital Domain Standardizes on Tweak Software’s RV-SDI and RV

Tweak Software announces that digital production studio Digital Domain has standardized on Tweak’s RV and RV-SDI software to enable a common collaborative viewing experience from desktops to screening rooms for image, sequence and 2K stereo dailies review throughout its studios.

Headline News Image Metrics, Funrika Team Up For Interactive Social Gaming

Leading animation technology company Image Metrics Inc. (OTCBB: IMGX) and multimedia entertainment developer Funrika today announced the integration of Image Metrics' PortableYou 3D personal avatar creation platform in Funrika's first gaming platform, iStar.

Headline News Nick Appoints Riki Group As Exclusive Licensing Agency In Russia & CIS

Nickelodeon Consumer Products, a division of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), announced today at Brand Licensing Europe that they have signed an agreement that will see Russian multi-media production, licensing, event and publishing organisation, Riki Group, exclusively represent Nickelodeon Consumer Products in the Russia and CIS market.

Headline News Coolabi Launches Bagpuss and Clangers Shop

Leading children’s and family entertainment producer and rights management company Coolabi is working with Whiteleys Shopping Centre in London to open the world’s first pop-up shop dedicated to the classic favourites Bagpuss and Clangers.

Headline News Image Metrics, Atomic Fiction To Lead Character Facial Performance Workflow Session at Animago Conference

Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, will be presenting at the upcoming Animago Conference.

Headline News Mattel Announces Acquisition of HIT Entertainment

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire HIT Entertainment for $680 million in cash from a consortium led by Apax Partners funds.

Headline News Beavis And Butt-Head, Good Vibes Debut on MTV This Thursday

MTV is launching an all-new animated comedy block this Thursday, October 27, with the premieres of Mike Judge’s “Beavis and Butt-Head” at 10:00 p.m., followed by new series from creator David Gordon Green, “Good Vibes” at 10:30 p.m., featuring the voice talent of Adam Brody, Josh Gad, Danny McBride and Debi Mazar, among others.

Headline News South Park Creators Were Investigated by Church of Scientology

Former high-level Scientologist Marty Rathbun revealed on his blog that the Church of Scientology launched an investigation into SOUTH PARK creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, via The Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News Red Giant Releases Guru Suite for Budget-Friendly Customizable Graphics

Red Giant announced today the release of Guru Suite, a package of 17 Guru Presets that provides motion designers and filmmakers with a professional, fully customizable starting point for their creative work.

Headline News Zoic's Stetson To Be Honored With VES Founders Award

Mark Stetson, Academy Award-winning Creative Director for the Feature Films VFX division at Zoic Studios, will receive the Visual Effects Society Founders Award on Thursday, October 20 at the VES Annual Membership Meeting 2011.

Headline News Vaughn, Millar, Gibbons Team on Secret Service Comic

Director Matthew Vaughn, comic book writer Mark Millar and WATCHMAN artist Dave Gibbons are teaming up for the comic THE SECRET SERVICE, reports Heat Vision.

Headline News Capilano U Lit Prof to Pen Wedge's Live-Action Debut

Ryan Knighton, who is an author and contemporary literature teacher at Capilano University, has landed the job of adapting Paul Hoffman's WINGS OF MADNESS: ALBERTO SANTOS-DUMONT AND THE INVENTION OF FLIGHT, which will mark Chris Wedge's live-action directing debut, reports Variety.

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