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Starz Media Names TV Veteran Alecia Dixon to Spearhead Domestic Distribution Expansion

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 12, 2009 at 8:55am

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.

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Warner Bros. Animation Announces Three New Executive Appointments

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.

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Electronic Arts' Chief Creative Director Richard Hilleman to Keynote Unite Conference

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 2:26pm

Press Release from Unity Technologies

October 8, 2009. San Francisco, USA. *Unity Technologies* – - 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.

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Zurich Film Festival Closes With Polanski Arrest Still in the Air

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 11:41am

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.

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Breaking News: Henry Selick Leaves Laika

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 1:03pm

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.

Entertainment Headline News

David Bowie to be Featured in LEGO Rock Band

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 10:00am

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.

Television Headline News

The Simpsons Get Yellow Carpet at MIPCOM

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.

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Special Agent Productions Opens Boutique Animation Studio in San Francisco

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.

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Zoic's Andrew Orloff to Speak at Motion09

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9:18am

Press Release from motion09

At this year's motion09 ( 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.

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Seth Rogen Co-Writes, Voices in Simpsons Episode

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:39am

Seth Rogen has fulfilled a dream by becoming only the second visiting celebrity to write and act in THE SIMPSONS since Ricky Gervais appeared in 2006, Variety reports.