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Sony Finds Writing & Directing Foundation for Asimov Adaptation

Sony Pictures has tapped Dante Harper (HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS) to adapt Isaac Asimov's sci-fi trilogy FOUNDATION for director Roland Emmerich, reports Deadline.com.

Animation Headline News

Sparky Animation Embarks on Singapore’s First Animation Co-Production with Japan

Sparky Animation--in conjunction with Japan's Duckbill Entertainment, Baku Enterprise Inc. and Bandai Visual Inc.--is producing a new CGI animated television program based on the best-selling Japanese book series, One Stormy Night.

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Sesame Workshop Appoints H. Melvin Ming As President/CEO

Vincent A. Mai, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop, today announced the appointment of H. Melvin Ming as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop.

Boom Headline News

Le Petit Spirou Gets the Harmony Treatment

Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today that Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel (France) along with Luxanimation (Luxembourg) and Aranéo (Belgium) have chosen the Toon Boom pipeline to produce a new series titled Le Petit Spirou.

Books Headline News

Lionsgate Acquires Chaos Walking YA Series

LIONSGATE, a leading global entertainment company, announced today that it has obtained worldwide rights to develop, produce and distribute films based on the award-winning, best-selling and critically acclaimed "Chaos Walking" young adult novel trilogy by Patrick Ness.

Series Headline News

Hasbro To Provide Five Series To New Turkish Powerhouse ATV

Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced it has concluded a deal to supply five animated kids’ series based on its popular global franchises to ATV’s new Turkish kids network, Minika.

Series Headline News

Everything’s Rosie Inks Deal with Spanish-Lingo Network Vme

V&S Entertainment, a leading UK independent children’s media company, has concluded a significant deal for its flagship animated pre-school series Everything’s Rosie with Vme, one of America’s largest Spanish language networks.

Fremantlemedia Headline News

Universal Soldier To Become TV Series

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, today announced it has acquired the rights to Universal Soldier, the hit movie franchise, rebooting it as a major new global television property.

Imax Headline News

Real Steel to Open in at Least 370 IMAX Theatres Worldwide

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX), DreamWorks Studios and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that the action drama Real Steel will open in 270 domestic IMAX theatres Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, simultaneous with its North American wide release.

Reel Headline News

Gnomon Reveals 2011 Student Compilation Reel

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, a world-class entertainment art school nestled in the heart of Hollywood, has released its 2011 Student Work Compilation reel.

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Bill Plympton to Have First New York Gallery Exhibition

Ellen Sragow, curator/owner of Sragow Gallery, is pleased to announce: “Bill Plympton: “The King of Indie Animation" Exhibit and Sale of his Hand Drawn Works from the 1980’s to the present.”

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Johns Hopkins Joins 12 Other Institutions as NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence

NVIDIA today announced that it has named The Johns Hopkins University a CUDA Center of Excellence, recognizing its ground-breaking work leveraging NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA CUDA technology to drive education and research programs across a range of scientific disciplines.

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