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Headline News Guild & Producers to Meet Over Hobbit Dispute

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10:49am

On Thursday, Actors Equity NZ and its parent Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance will meet with the Screen Production and Development Agency to discuss the issues the actors' guild has with the treatment of actors in New Zealand, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News Intake Studio Signs Katie Schmidt as Account Executive for its New Kansas City-Based Satellite Company

Intake Studio/Kansas City, the recently launched sister company of Intake Studio/Wichita, has signed Katie Schmidt as account executive for their multi award-winning animation, visual effects, editorial and production company.

Headline News Cartoon Network Soars With How To Train Your Dragon TV Series

Cartoon Network announced today that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) critically acclaimed feature film, How To Train Your Dragon, will be coming to the network as a weekly series in both domestic and international regions beginning in 2012.

Headline News Ifans Crawls in as Spider-Man Villain

Rhys Ifans will play the villain, opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, in the next installment of Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures.

Headline News Disney XD Picks Up Kung Fu Magoo Feature

Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, announced today that the animated feature, Kung Fu Magoo, starring the iconic Quincy Magoo and the voice talents Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Kenny Mayne, Chris Parnell, and Alyson Stoner, will make its broadcast debut on the Disney Channel’s Disney XD Channel in key markets across the U.S., Germany, and Italy.

Headline News Eden FX Joins Forces With Point .360 West, Expands

Eden FX, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary year, has expanded into a new studio space in Santa Monica, and has also announced its Fall 2010 slate of feature film and TV projects. John Gross, president, Eden FX, made the announcements.

Headline News Between Bears Wins Animation Prize at Vimeo Awards

Online video sharing site Vimeo, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI] tonight announced the winners of the Vimeo Awards at a gala awards ceremony hosted by Ze Frank at the SVA Theater in New York City.

Headline News Rushes Provides VFX for First Men On The Moon

Rushes have completed full pre-production and concept design along with 312 total VFX shots and full CG Selenite creature animation in 90 shots for ‘The First Men In The Moon’, the latest outing for director and screenwriter pair, Damon Thomas and Mark Gatiss, being broadcast on BBC4, Tuesday 19th October 2010.

Headline News Engine Ent. Closes Deal For Glenn Martin DDS

Engine Entertainment announced today that they have concluded a deal to represent the popular U.S. stop-motion animated series GLENN MARTIN, DDS, worldwide, for Michael Eisner’s production company, Tornante Animation, a division of The Tornante Company, LLC.

Headline News BoomGen Studios Acquires Ferdowsi’s The Shahnameh

BoomGen Studios, a vertically integrated motion picture company that regularly provides creative, marketing, cultural and engagement advice to Hollywood in its quest to navigate the Greater Middle East, has acquired the exclusive global multimedia rights to Hyperworks Entertainment’s Rostam’s Comics properties (based on the Persian Book of Kings).

Headline News Saladin To Air In First Non-Asian Territory

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) – a high-powered 'one-stop agency' focused on ensuring the success of MSC Malaysia and the companies operating in it – has today announced the sale of Saladin, a 13x26’ kids’ action adventure series, to leading Turkish broadcaster ATV.