tarz Media has tapped Alecia Dixon, a veteran of the entertainment business with a focus on film distribution, to spearhead its domestic television expansion in the new position of vice president, domestic TV sales.
Gary Ross, who is busy at work on the script for SPIDER-MAN 4, has been tapped to write the SPIDER-MAN spinoff VENOM, reports the Heat Vision blog.
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has assembled the final pieces of its new senior executive team, naming Peter Girardi to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Series & Alternative Animation, and appointing Ed Adams as Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and Administration.
Walt Disney has hired Tiffany Paulsen (NANCY DREW) to pen the comedy OPPOSITE DAY, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to BURST 3D, a horror/thriller to be produced by Ghost House Pictures.
Wes Anderson's stop-motion FANTASTIC MR. FOX is on the shortlist for the new Best Film Award at The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 14-29.
Press Release from Unity Technologies
October 8, 2009. San Francisco, USA. *Unity Technologies* – unity3d.com - the provider of the revolutionary Unity development platform for PC, Mac, Wii and iPhone today announced that Richard Hilleman, Chief Creative Director, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) will deliver a keynote at the upcoming Unite conference.
The Zurich Film Festival closed on Sunday with numerous awards handed out for international films, but Roman Polanski's arrest is sure to be what's remembered most from this year's event, Variety reports.
CORALINE director Henry Selick has departed Laika after unsuccessfully renegotiating his contract, which expired at the end of last month. However, the stop-motion legend will continue to work with the Portland, Oregon-based animation studio and Focus Features in promoting CORALINE through the awards season. Selick was not available for comment, but, according to a Laika spokesperson, he was not formally attached to any Laika projects following CORALINE.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and MTV Games today revealed that LEGO® Rock Band™ will feature the likeness of David Bowie, pop music icon and best-selling music artist, as a LEGO minifigure. Fans can play as Bowie while singing his song “Let’s Dance,” which will be included in the play list.
Rich Ross, President of Disney Channels Worldwide, has been named Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, it was announced today by Disney President and CEO Robert A. Iger.
Variety is reporting that Rich Ross is all but certain to be promoted to head of Walt Disney Studios.
Stellan Skarsgård tells TT Spektra that he will have a role in Marvel Studios' THOR movie, ComingSoon.net reports.
MIPCOM in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Simpsons,” the longest-running primetime TV series in history, at this year’s October market.
SPECIAL AGENT PRODUCTIONS has opened a new boutique animation studio in San Francisco offering a host of streamlined services to meet the production demands of the new economy and the digital age.
Trace Pictures is thrilled to announce their new Creative Director, Hector Herrera. Hector has joined the ranks of Trace heading up the design and animation team.
First blog introduction with a brief trip review of where I want to go and what I want to see along the way. Jump in, plenty of room inside.
Deadline Hollywood has an exclusive on pre-production coming to a screeching halt on HALLOWEEN 3-D, which is due in theaters next October.
A script for an animated project from Seth Green, Matthew Senreich and Tom Robot has been ordered by Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Children's book character Thomas the Tank Engine from the THOMAS & FRIENDS series in the 1940s is gearing up for the big screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Disney has brought on a trio of actors to join the cast of JOHN CARTER OF MARS, Heat Vision reports.
Press Release from motion09
At this year's motion09 (www.motionconference.com) held October 11-14, 2009, Zoic Studios' Executive Creative Director/VFX Supervisor Andrew Orloff will present "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants." An entertaining examination of present-day creative and past inspiration, "Giants" is part of a weekend-long event that unites professionals and students from the design and effects community.