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WGA Calls for Submissions To New Media Writing Awards

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced a joint call for submissions for the second annual WGA New Media Writing Awards.

Entertainment Headline News

Postman Pat Feature Coming To Cinemas Spring 2013

Classic Media, a media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, and RGH Entertainment, the animation development and production unit of Rubicon Group Holding (RGH), are proud to announce that Postman Pat will be making his big screen debut in ‘Postman Pat: The Movie – You Know You’re the One’.

Movie Headline News

Pokemon: White-Victini and Zekrom To Get One-Weekend Theatrical Release

Pokémon fans across America will be marking their calendars for a special limited engagement theatrical event this holiday season. The newest full-length Pokémon feature film, Pokémon the Movie: White--Victini and Zekrom, is coming to movie theater screens across the U.S. for one weekend only: December 3rd and 4th, 2011!

Series Headline News

The CW to Reboot '80s Beauty and the Beast Series

Right on the heels of ABC announcing its own BEAUTY AND THE BEAST series, The CW has announced the development of a new version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, based on the 1980s series starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Studios Headline News

Pixeldust Creates Motion Graphics for MSNBC Special Day Of Destruction

Pixeldust Studios, an Emmy and Telly Award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio which creates innovative animations and motion graphics for major broadcast and cable television clients, produced the full graphics package, including the opening main title sequence, for the recently aired, two part MSNBC TV special “Day of Destruction, Decade of War.”

Animation Headline News

VIEW Conference Announces Details

Italy’s leading digital media conference has exceeded expectations once again with a line-up of outstanding filmmakers and computer graphics inventers, practitioners, and visionaries gathering in Italy for four days of inspirational talks, extraordinary educational workshops, and astounding visual and audio experiences.

Season Headline News

Moonscoop Enrolls Broadcasters In Second Term At Casper’s Scare School

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:25pm

Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has signed a raft of pre-sales in advance of MIPCOM for the brand new CGI-animated second season of Casper’s Scare School (52x11’ or 26x22’).

Effects Headline News

GenArts To Provide VFX for PixelFish Local Business Advertising Service

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:16pm

GenArts, Inc., the global leader in visual effects (VFX) software, and PixelFish.com, the leading provider of online video and marketing solutions for local businesses, today announced that GenArts will be the exclusive visual effects solution for PixelFish video advertising.

Animation Headline News

CelAction, TVPaint Développement Attending Ottawa's TAC

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:15pm

The two leading 2D animation software developers from Europe are sponsoring the Ottawa International Animation Festival and taking part in the prestigious Television Animation Conference. The United Kingdom’s CelAction and France’s TVPaint Développement re-affirmed today their commitment to supporting Canadian animation.

Wars Headline News

Lucasfilm Launches Initiative to Benefit Stand Up To Cancer

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:12pm

Lucasfilm announced today that in celebration of the September launch of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, it is linking up with celebrities, eBay and Major League Baseball to ask fans to Use the Force for Good to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).

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