Two leading names in the licensing industry, Rocket Licensing in the UK and Licensing Street in the US, have been appointed to take the popular pre-school entertainment brand “Driver Dan’s Story Train” into a wide range of categories across the two territories.
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Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind “Sesame Street,” has promoted Erica Branch-Ridley to Vice President, Executive in Charge of Production for Sesame Learning.
Legend3D introduced Stereo Works, a new business division dedicated to collaborating with entertainment studios to create seamless stereo images for feature films.
In an interview with Daily Variety, screenwriter John Spaihts, who shares a writing credit on “Prometheus” with “Lost” creator Damon Lindelof, said the idea for the “Alien” prequel was hatched from a general meeting he took at Scott Free, director Ridley Scott's production banner, back in 2009.
NBCUniversal International has taken a controlling stake in global children’s channel KidsCo. The deal will see NBCUI own a 51 percent share of KidsCo, with Corus Entertainment increasing its stake to 43.8 percent and previous joint-venture partner, Cookie Jar, exiting.
Red Giant today released Magic Bullet Arsenal, an elegant new presentation app designed for Apple’s iPad that shows and shares creative work.
Leading European production and distribution company Millimages has secured a far-reaching multi-territory deal with Nickelodeon for its highly successful pre-school show “Louie.”
Production company Hornet announced that it has signed 2011 BAFTA Award-winning director Mikey Please to its talent roster.
With a mission to connect high-end talent with awesome brands, iartists has launched in Los Angeles to represent directors, designers, animators, visual effects pros, storytellers and digital experts, working across platforms, devices and spaces.
"Avengers" crosses the $1 billion mark worldwide in only 19 days and is the first film in history to hit $100 million in its second weekend at the domestic box office; "Dark Shadows" opens to a soft $28.8 million.
This weekend, Stuttgart’s International Festival of Animated Film announced the winners of its 19th Trickfilm competition (May 8-3). Martin Snopek and Ivana Laucikova’s “The Last Airbus” (Slovakia), Alke Arndt’s “Atlas” (Germany) and Ignacio Ferreras’ “Wrinkles” (Spain) were among the big winners.
The Walt Disney Studios announced that Marvel’s The Avengers is expected to cross the $1 billion threshold at the global box office on May 13, its 19th day in release.
The world's best productions in the field of applied animation received their prizes in the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the Animated Com Award held at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.
ACME Filmworks directors David Wachtenheim and Robert Marianetti recently completed work on a campaign for Kraft’s Ritz Crackerfuls created by agency Euro RSCG Worldwide in New York.
HIT Entertainment announced that Shari Donnenfeld has been appointed to the newly created position of Head of HIT Global Brands.
Adobe announced the immediate availability of Adobe Creative Cloud, a radical new way of providing tools and services for creatives.
Rushes announced that it has received Televisual’s Bulldog Award for Best Digital & Physical FX for its contributions to the BBC’s “Inside the Human Body.”
Hornet director Peter Sluszka utilizes a medley of visual techniques in his music video for the song Better Energy by up-and-coming U.K. based band, Moones.
The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on June 5th in North America.
Click 3X delivered visual effects for the Timothy Saccenti-directed teaser, "Drone," for Brooklyn hip-hop artist EL-P.
On Saturday, May 19th in Los Angeles, Cut&Paste will hold a special edition of its popular live design battles.
Executive producer Leslie Sorrentino, formerly of Animal West and The Syndicate, has joined digital production and design studio Big Block. He brings with him his production team, Flame artist Gizmo Rivera and producer Cindy Chapman.