Submission deadlines for the Annecy International Film Festival and Market are here; MIFA’s Head of Projects, Géraldine Baché, discusses the special focus and new vigor of the MIFA Pitch Sessions.
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Snow Queen 2: The Snow King to be produced in English with top U.S. talent; Ned Lott announced as casting and voice director.
Making Fun, a series of new works by Nebraska-born, New York-based artist and Nickelodeon toy designer and art director Derek Rippe, is on display February 7 through March 1, 2014.
Currently in production at Oscar-winning studio BreakThru Films, Loving Vincent is the first feature-length animated film made solely through hand-painted canvases.
FremantleMedia North America announces the promotion of David Luner to President, Brand Partnerships & Franchise Management, effective immediately.
Entertainment One’s Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong, the fast-paced children’s TV show produced with Australia’s Sticky Pictures, is scheduled to broadcast on ABC3 Australia and TELETOON Canada in 2016.
Acamar announces the addition of Brown Bag Entertainment and Tandem Films as co-producers on the new series Bing Bunny, based on the series of books by award-winning author and illustrator Ted Dewan.
batteryPop announces the acquisition of six new premium series to air on the network including ANTS, This is Daniel Cook, and Professor Ambrosius.
Zoic Studios partnered with Fox to create Street Chaos, the new promo for 24: Live Another Day, which aired during Super Bowl XLVIII.
9 Story Entertainment sells over 70 hours of programming, including Numb Chucks and season 2 of Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, to Super RTL.
Koodo and Camillion Corp. sign a new global rights deal for the use of the CGI-animated pitchman El Tabador in media entertainment.
Touchdown Entertainment tapped ThinkBreatheLive to produce digital environments, including turning the entire stadium into an immersive panoramic concert screen, for the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show featuring Bruno Mars.
Imira Entertainment announces the appointment of Giles Bones to the position of International Sales and Marketing Manager.
First-ever Asian mecha live-action and animated feature film series leverages markerless iPi Motion capture software using Sony PS Eye game webcams.
Program highlights for FMX 2014 -- ‘A Realtime Experience’ -- are announced, including Transmedia projects such as the award-winning game franchise The Walking Dead, the evolution of PDI/DreamWorks, game favorites such as Beyond: Two Souls, and more.
Box office hits Frozen and Thor: The Dark World help propel Disney to outstanding earnings for the three months ended December 28.
GKIDS releases a new English-language trailer for the Academy Award-nominated Ernest & Celestine, which opens in Los Angeles on February 28 and in New York on March 14.
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is set to executive produce a new animated comedy from American Dad writer Ali Waller.
Disney releases a new trailer for the forthcoming DisneyToon feature, Planes: Fire & Rescue, the follow-up to last summer’s Planes.
Elton John’s Rocket Features acquires the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with plans to turn it into an animated feature.
Zodiak Media announces that the co-founder and General Manager of Marathon Media, David Michael, will step down effective March 31st.
The Jim Henson Company options Randi Zuckerberg’s debut picture book Dot to be developed into a new animated series.
Pesky announces that France Television is the latest broadcaster to pre-buy the new animated series Boj, set to premiere later this year.
President of Distribution Nat Abraham and Chief Financial Officer Michael McGuigan acquire stake in Breakthrough Entertainment as the Canadian entertainment studio celebrates its 30th anniversary.