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Headline News Weinsteins Launch VOD Arm

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:10pm

The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have joined forces with TWC Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein to create a new TWC label to bring new films and other specialty entertainment to audiences simultaneously across multiple digital and traditional platforms.

Headline News Rushes’ MGFX Studio Target Bin Laden

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:08pm

Rushes’ MGFX Studio have contributed a variety of motion graphics and CG VFX to bring to life one of the most important events of the 21st century: The story behind the plan to capture one of the world’s most infamous and elusive terrorists, Osama Bin Laden.

Headline News Winokur, Katz Promoted at Starz Digital Media

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:01pm

Starz Digital Media, the digital and on-demand licensing arm of Starz, elevated two key executives with the promotions of Mara Winokur to the position of senior vice president, digital media, business development and strategy at Starz Media, a position that makes her the new head of the division, and David Katz, to vice president, digital media with new and expanded business responsibilities.

Headline News Win Tickets To Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds Premiere

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:58am

There’s only a short time until VIZ Media’s Heroes of Anime summer sweepstakes ends on September 15th, and fans are encouraged to enter for a chance to win passes to attend the exclusive U.S theatrical premiere of the latest NARUTO feature film – NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BONDS – set to take place in New York City in October during the 2011 New York Comic Con.

Headline News Luxology Extends Research Agreement with UC Berkeley

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:52am

A research partnership just renewed between Luxology and UC Berkeley’s School of Architecture is pushing the boundaries of modo, Luxology's innovative 3D modeling tool.

Headline News E-on Software Ships LumenRT Review Release 1.3

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:51am

e-on software the leader in 3D sky, light and nature technologies, today announced the availability of a new update for LumenRT Review for SketchUp, the companyís revolutionary new real-time 3D product for the visualization of architectural projects.

Headline News Creative Post Selects Mistika for DI & Stereo 3D

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:40am

Recognising the significance of investing in Mistika, established and leading Canadian post company Creative Post, has purchased an SGO Mistika 4K post production system with Stereo 3D DI capabilities.

Headline News Kung Fu Panda 2's Yuh Nelson Becomes Highest-Grossing Female Director Of All-Time

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that its summer blockbuster, Kung Fu Panda 2, has grossed over $645 million globally to date, making Jennifer Yuh Nelson the highest-grossing female director of a film at the worldwide box office.

Headline News Method Opens VFX Facilities in Australia

Method Studios, the visual effects group within the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, announced today the addition of three facilities in Australia, further expanding Method’s already established network of studios in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York and London.

Headline News Rango To Be Honored at the Hollywood Film Awards

The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, have announced that "Rango" will receive this year's Hollywood Animation Award at the festival's gala ceremony on October 24, 2011, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Headline News Target Wins Global Rights To New Preschool Animation Punky

Leading rights management company Target Entertainment has won the global distribution rights to Monster Animation’s ground-breaking new 2D animation Punky and will be launching the property at MIPCOM Junior this October.

Headline News Ridley & Tony Scott to Produce Call of Duty Elite Online Series

Activision announced that Ridley and Tony Scott are producing an online series titled FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS for Call of Duty Elite online service, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News X-Men: First Class Enrolls on Blu-ray, DVD

Before they were superheroes, the fate of humanity depended on an extraordinary group of youngsters who went on to become X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Based on the international bestselling Marvel Comics franchise, this box office hit bursts onto Blu-ray and DVD Friday, September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Headline News Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Now on Blu-ray, DVD

What’s creepier than a dinosaur? A ghostly dinosaur! Just ask Scooby-Doo and his pals after they encounter a Phantosaur, one of the creepiest creatures ever, in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, the all-new, must-have, original movie from Warner Home Video (WHV).

Headline News Contagion Coming to IMAX

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the thriller Contagion, from Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh will open in 257 domestic IMAX theatres Sept. 9, 2011, simultaneously with its North American wide release.

Headline News Pacific Ent. Releases Street Fighter: The New Challengers

Pacific Entertainment Corporation (OTCQB: PENT) today announced a new distribution agreement with Eagle One Media for the distribution of DVDs and games. Headlining the slate of DVDs is Eagle One Media’s latest animated comic video production, Street Fighter: The New Challengers, which is due to be released on September 6, 2011.

Headline News Little Airplane's Small Potatoes Inks Exclusive Deals With iTunes, Penguin Group

Little Airplane Productions' "Small Potatoes," the animated musical sensation that has become a Facebook phenomenon with 75% growth in 'likes' month over month, has inked exclusive deals for an original album on iTunes and a book series from Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Headline News Writers Guilds Announce Call For Submissions For Videogame Writing Award

Recognizing writers as the primary content creators driving today’s videogame industry, the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced a collective call for submissions for the fifth annual Videogame Writing Award to be presented at the upcoming 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

Headline News Click 3X Teams With CBS Sports for the U.S. Open

When CBS Sports wanted to create an exciting new graphic package for the 2011 U.S. Open, they teamed up with Manhattan-based Click 3X, a full-service creative group specializing in on-air promotion and network branding.

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