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Headline News CMG Brings Two African Made 3D Animated Films to the AFM

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:55am

Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills based international sales company Cinema Management Group (CMG) announced that he’ll be bringing two 3D Animated films to their American Market lineup; Zambezia is set for release in June 2011 while Khumba is set for June 2012.

Headline News MGM Officially Files for Bankruptcy

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:46am

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (“MGM”) today announced that it and approximately 160 of its affiliates have filed Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Court”) to seek confirmation of their “pre-packaged” plan of reorganization (“Plan”).

Headline News India's Vensat Launches U.S. Film / TV Production Services Company

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:41am

In an aggressive launch establishing a significant presence in the U.S. entertainment market for animation, visual effects, and 2D-to-3D conversion services, India’s VenSat Tech Services, Pvt. Ltd. (VenSat) today announced the formation of the media and entertainment company's new U.S. business entity, VenSat America.

Headline News Megamind in 3D Opens in Select IMAX Theatres This Friday

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:38am

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX), DreamWorks Animation and PDI/DreamWorks Production announce that Megamind, the animated film featuring the voice talent of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt and David Cross, will be released to digital IMAX 3D theatres this Friday, November 5.

Headline News Starz Animation Toronto To Bring Robosapien: Rebooted To Life

Starz Animation Toronto, the leading CG animation studio behind such notable theatrical releases as Focus Features’ 9 and Touchstone Pictures’/Rocket Pictures’ upcoming Gnomeo & Juliet, has partnered with producer Avi Arad and producer Steven Paul’s Crystal Sky Pictures to bring life to the VFX robot hero of the 2011 theatrical family adventure.

Headline News Hobbit Gains New Dwarves

British actor James Nesbitt (Millions and TV's "Cold Feet") has joined the ensemble cast of The Hobbit, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema; Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.; and Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of MGM.

Headline News Trio Resurrects QuietMan

After three years of solitude at an undisclosed Shaolin temple on Hester near Grand, the iconic New York-based QuietMan returns with a fresh digital presence, renewed vigor and increased resources.

Headline News VES and Autodesk Announce VES Student Award 2011

VES is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its annual Student Award, exclusively sponsored by Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in entertainment software.

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