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Headline News Academy Invites 271 New Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extends invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Headline News Coolabi Opens ‘Scream Street’ for Production with Major Media Partners

International media group and rights owner Coolabi commences production on its brand new stop-motion animated series, ‘Scream Street,’ based on the popular book series by Tommy Donbavand.

Headline News Nickelodeon, Activision to Develop ‘Legend of Korra’ Console Game

Nickelodeon and Activision announce plans to develop and publish the first-ever video game inspired by the fan-favorite animated series, ‘The Legend of Korra,’ in conjunction with Platinum Games.

Headline News PBS KIDS Video App Launches on Android and Chromecast

Free app is Chromecast’s first children’s offering, making it easy for more families to stream full episodes and clips of PBS KIDS’ curriculum-based shows on increasingly varied platforms.

Headline News ‘Legend of Korra’ Season Three Debuts This Friday

Nickelodeon premieres ‘The Legend of Korra Book 3: Change’ this Friday, June 27, with two back-to-back episodes – “A Breath of Fresh Air” and “Rebirth” followed by a special bonus episode, “The Earth Queen.”

Headline News New Featurette Goes Behind the Scenes of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Twentieth Century Fox releases a new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ exploring the performance capture technology used by WETA Digital to transform actors into apes.

Headline News Fred Rogers Co's ‘Peg + Cat’ Wins 3 Daytime Emmys

The Fred Rogers Company's animated series ‘Peg + Cat’ wins three Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, including “Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program, ” “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” and “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Production Design.”

Headline News Ben Kingsley is Bagheera in Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’

Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley is cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s forthcoming live action/animation hybrid feature, ‘The Jungle Book,’ due in theaters October 9, 2015.

Headline News Academy Announces New Rules for 87th Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences updates regulations for how companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible for the 87th Academy Awards to Academy members.

Headline News PBS KIDS Launches on Apple TV

Full-length episodes and clips from PBS KIDS programs such as ‘Curious George,’ ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Peg + Cat',’ ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,’ ‘Arthur,’ ‘Wild Kratts’ And ‘Sesame Street’ are now available to users in the United States directly on Apple TV.

Headline News Double Negative and Prime Focus World to Merge VFX Business

Prime Focus Limited announces the merger of its creative services subsidiary Prime Focus World and visual effects provider Double Negative; combined entity will be the world’s largest integrated VFX, 3D Conversion & Animation services company.

Headline News Paramount, Pangu Resolve ‘Transformers’ Dispute

Beijing Pangu Investments, Ltd. and Paramount Pictures resolve the accusation that the studio breached its promise to feature the distinctive Pangu Plaza in the ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ film set to premiere Friday, June 27.

Headline News Moonbot’s ‘Scarecrow’ Awarded Two Daytime Emmy Awards

Marking the only program released on YouTube to win an award at the 41st annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Moonbot’s ‘The Scarecrow’ picks up prizes for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program and Outstanding New Approaches – Original Daytime Program or Series.

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