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Manchester Animation Festival Launches 2016 Call for Entries

Manchester Animation Festival returns to HOME in Manchester November 15-17; new industry excellence award category introduced; Aardman Animations announced as first guests.

Portfolio Entertainment Headline News

Portfolio Entertainment Racks Up First Round of Sales for ‘Cat in the Hat’

Toronto-based distributor announces international sales for its three new one-hour PBS-commissioned ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!’ movies.

Art Headline News

LCAD Announces Art of Story Animation Exhibition

Laguna College of Art and Design to present a rare exhibition showcasing storyboard works by Tom Owens, Sean Bishop and Kelly Hobby-Bishop, with work from films and TV series including ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Sophia the First,’ ‘Shrek,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda,’ ‘The Tigger Movie’ and ‘House of Mouse.’

Business Headline News

OddBot Partners with Tails of Whimsy on ‘Mackie McKeens’

Los Angeles-based animation studio options ‘The Mighty Machines of Mackie McKeens,’ from author & illustrator Daryl Slaton to develop the property as an animated television series

GBI Headline News

Genius Brands International Appoints Rebecca Hershinger CFO

Company’s growth to be driven by a multi-year distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and expansion of existing brands such as ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab,’ ‘Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club’ and ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.’

The Jim Henson Company Headline News

Henson Closes Post-MIPTV Licensing Deals

Strong global demand at MIPTV leads to slate of licensing deals signed for The Jim Henson Company’s preschool properties, including season four of the multiple award-winning ‘Dinosaur Train.’

Disney Headline News

Disney’s ‘The BFG’ to Receive Gala Screening at Cannes

Fantasy-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg will screen out of competition at the Palais des Festivals as part of this year's festival, which runs May 11-22, ahead of its July 1, 2016 release date.

School of Visual Arts Headline News

SVA Announces 27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival Dates

Running Saturday, May 7 through Tuesday, May 10, four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from School of Visual Arts students graduating this spring.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5

Massive update boasts more than 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features, including major additions to the editing toolset, new and enhanced color features, improved HDR support, and powerful new effects.

FMX 2016 Headline News

Final Program Details Unveiled for FMX 2016

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson joining ‘The Peanuts Movie’ director Steve Martino and ‘Construct’ director Kevin Margo for a panel on the relationship between directors and technology.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings

Autodesk Flame Family 2017, Maya 2016 extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017 now available; new tools and improvements deliver innovation, productivity and efficiency.

HP Headline News

HP Packs Power and Performance into All-in-One Workstation

HP introduces its third generation of the HP Z1 Workstation, combining the simplicity of an all-in-one design with performance typically found in traditional towers.

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