Heading into Licensing International Expo, leading family entertainment producer, distributor and licensor Chorion has secured its first major multi-rights deal with German broadcaster Super RTL.
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Shotgun Software announced today that Framestore has invested in a Shotgun site license to track productions and collaborate on visual effects work across its London and New York studios.
Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has merged its international TV sales, consumer products and ancillary rights activities into a new single division.
Bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX recently completed visual effects work on the "Always Epic" campaign for Major League Baseball via agency Hill Holliday.
MarVista Entertainment, among the world’s leading independent producers and distributors of features and family entertainment programming, has named former 20th Century Fox distribution executive Stephanie Slack to the post of Senior Vice President, Co-Productions & Acquisitions, effective immediately.
Escape Studios, the leading CG training academy, has today announced two new classroom courses aimed at aspiring VFX artists looking to further their careers.
Nelvana Enterprises is pleased to announce their partnership with Fisher-Price, Inc., the largest infant and preschool toy manufacturer and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., to act as its master toy partner in the U.S. for the popular bunny sibling brand, Max & Ruby.
Image Metrics Inc. (OTCBB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology, today announced a partnership with social video company Qlipso to integrate Image Metrics' recently launched real-time avatar creation platform PortableYou and its other animation technologies with Qlipso's upcoming platform to further enhance social interaction via online videos and other media channels.
A prehistoric squirrel scampers across an icy landscape, desperately clinging to his beloved acorn; a creative, young robot leaves his small town, with dreams of making it as a successful inventor; a rare, blue macaw travels to the exotic land of Rio de Janeiro in search of true love and adventure--in movies an intriguing story is essential, but how do these memorable characters and scenes become so animated?
The Annecy International Animation Festival just concluded its 51st edition this evening, June 11, 2011. Patrick Jean’s PIXELS Took home the Annecy Cristal as the top short film, while THE RABBI'S CAT, by Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux, took the top prize for feature film.
Jeremy Zag's Zagtoon, Ben Stassen's nWave, StudioCanal and Nexus Factory are teaming to bring the SAMMY'S ADVENTURE film franchise to TV, reports Variety.
John Hlavin has been tapped to write an adaptation of the board game RISK for Columbia Pictures, Hasbro and Overbrook Ent., reports ComingSoon.net.
Disney will pay seven figures to LOST exec producer Damon Lindelof to write/produce the sci-fi tentpole 1952, reports Deadline.com.
Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment & Media have purchased the remake rights to the Norwegian found-footage film TROLL HUNTER, reports Deadline.com.
6 Point Media’s enormously talented directorial duo, Zack Keller and Ed Skudder, have launched Season 2 of their extremely popular, animated web series: “Dick Figures.”
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed more than 115 visual effects shots for Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class, which hit cinemas last week.
FilmDistrict has set the release date for Rian Johnson's sci-fi film, LOOPER, reports ComingSoon.net.
Diego Luna, best known for roles in Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN and Steven Spielberg's THE TERMINAL, is in discussions to board Sony and MRC's ELYSIUM, reports Variety.
Anthony Mackie (THE HURT LOCKER) has joined the cast of Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow's GANGSTER SQUAD, reports Variety.
Shane Acker (9) has been tapped by HIT Ent. to direct its live-action adaptation of THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE, reports Deadline.com.
MGM has tapped David Silverman (THE SIMPSONS MOVIE) to direct its adaptation of Jarrett Krosoczka's book series PUNK FARM, reports Variety.
Joann Sfar (THE RABBI'S CAT) is set to direct and write StudioCanal's adaptation of her graphic novel LITTLE VAMPIRE GOES TO SCHOOL, reports Variety.