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Headline News Digital Domain Brings Movie-Scale Stereo Effects to “2 Worlds” for Sony

To create a new stereo 3D spot that would live up to Sony’s tagline for its 3D home entertainment products, “Don’t just watch. Feel,” Grey London and Spy Films tapped the masters of complex visuals at Digital Domain.

Headline News Transistor Studios Opens Australian Arm

After exploring advertising's possibilities for its last productive decade, the industry misfits of Brooklyn-based Transistor Studios are opening an office Down Under and diving back into their deep-design roots.

Headline News Sentai Filmworks Licenses The World God Only Knows

Sentai Filmworks has formally confirmed the acquisition for the eagerly anticipated anime series THE WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS, which was first revealed to massive applause at the 2011 Anime Weekend Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia on September 30, 2011.

Headline News IMAX Licenses Exclusive Right to Kodak's Next-Gen Laser Projection Technology

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) announced today a relationship that will broaden the application of digital cinema technologies in theatres and enhance the consumer's movie-going experience.

Headline News CN, Bandai, D3Publisher to Launch the Ben 10: Become a Plumber Sweepstakes

Cartoon Network's Ben 10 needs your help! Through a first-of-its-kind program for the brand announced today, Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, has partnered with Bandai America Incorporated and D3Publisher to create a promotion so big, it needs to enlist the help of all Ben 10 fans: the Ben 10: Become a Plumber, Save the Universe sweepstakes.

Headline News Where’s Wally? Unveils International Licensing Program For 25th Anniversary

Following the recent announcement of the Where’s Wally? UK licensing program, Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, today unveils the launch of an international licensing program for the iconic brand.

Headline News Lady Gaga Gets Injunction Against Lady Goo Goo Cartoon

The High Court in London issued an injunction against Moshi Monsters' cartoon character Lady Goo Goo, a parody of Lady Gaga, writes the Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News Odyssey Acquires Rights to Hank the Cowdog for Animated Feature

Odyssey Pictures Corporation (OPIX: OTCQB) (Odyssey), a publicly traded media and entertainment company, has acquired the screenplay and feature film rights of the beloved children's literary franchise, "Hank the Cowdog," from Rising Star Studios.

Headline News Paramount Goes into Hyperdrive for Spec Script

Paramount has snatched up the hot spec script HYPERDRIVE from Morgan Jurgenson (TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL) and David Daniels (which is a pseudonym for Panay Films' vp of production Alex Ankeles), writes Heat Vision.

Headline News 3D Production Company Gener8 Secures $1.5M in Private Financing

Gener8 Digital Media Corp., a rapidly growing 3D production company, has raised $1.5M in private financing with investors Macquarie Private Wealth Inc., Haywood Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., and Leede Financial Markets.

Headline News Crime of the Century Nabs Portal Director, Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures has bought FAST 5 writer Chris Morgan's pitch CRIME OF THE CENTURY and attached Dan Trachtenberg (PORTAL: NO ESCAPE) to direct, reports Deadline.com.

Headline News Resident’s Taherkhani Heads Up Design Team For ‘Immersive Surfaces' Projection Installation

Resident Creative Studio designer Sina Taherkhani bridged the gap between reality and fantasy, helming a team of animators and VFX artists charged with creating, “As Above, So Below,” one of a three-part immense-scale projection/mapping installation entitled, “Immersive Surfaces.”

Headline News HIT Expands Its Broadcast, Home Entertainment, Digital Presence In Australia

HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners, has today announced an extensive deal with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that gives the broadcaster additional TV rights to over 60 hours of programming from HIT’s vast catalogue of quality children’s shows.

Headline News IMAX Signs First Joint Revenue Sharing Agreement in Malaysia

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced a joint revenue sharing agreement with TGV Cinemas Sdn Bhd (TGV Cinemas) to install a new digital IMAX theatre system at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre, TGV's highest-grossing multiplex.

Headline News Scrat Art Featured in Established Contemporary Art Auction

Esteemed French auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr will hold its much-anticipated sale of contemporary art to collectors from around the world on October 23, 2011 in Druot-Montaigne during the FIAC festival of modern art in Paris.

Headline News Liquid Television is Back

MTVX, MTV’s new cross media group, today announced the return of the “Liquid Television” brand that will build upon the heritage of the seminal and groundbreaking animation show from the early 1990s and live across every point of engagement from television to online, mobile to social media.

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