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Breakthrough Entertainment Headline News

Breakthrough’s Senior Execs Acquire Stake in Company

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.

Stephan Franck Headline News

Stephan Franck Completes ‘Silver’ #3, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Veteran animator Stephan Franck’s Dark Planet Comics imprint readies the re-issue of Silver #1 and #2, plus the brand-new issue #3, as well as a collection of all three issues:  Silver Volume 1, with pin-up art by guest artists Rodolphe “Rodguen” Guenoden and Takeshi Miyazawa.

NYICFF Headline News

NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces Complete 2014 Slate

The New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival announces its full slate for the 2014 edition, which will present 100 new animated and live action shorts and features, opening and closing night parties, studio showcases, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, audience voting and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. 

Gaumont Animation Headline News

Gaumont Animation Announces New Management Structure

Gaumont Animation’s MD Pierre Belaisch restructures the studio’s management team, with Marc Dhrami taking on the role of head of production, Michael Manaud becoming director of legal and business affairs, and Heath Kenny becoming creative VP and executive producer in charge of scouting new projects.

Splash Entertainment Headline News

Moonscoop LLC Rebrands as Splash Entertainment

Mike and Liz Young have reacquired 100% ownership of US-based Moonscoop LLC and have rebranded the children's production house as Splash Entertainment with CEO and executive chairman Nicolas Atlan on board as a new partner, and JokeBox acting as a private passive investor.

Arthur Rankin Jr. Headline News

Arthur Rankin Jr., ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Co-Producer Dies at 89

Broadcasting legend Arthur Rankin Jr. -- the animator, producer and director behind some of television’s most enduring holiday specials -- is dead at the age of 89 following a bout of illness.

Disney Headline News

El Capitan’s Rob Richards and His Wurlitzer to Accompany ‘Get A Horse!’

El Capitan guests gearing up for the all-new sing-along version of Frozen will see a very special version of the Academy Award-nominated Mickey Mouse short Get A Horse! featuring house organist Rob Richards.

41st Annual Annie Awards Headline News

Watch the 41st Annual Annie Awards on AWN.com!

VIP Tickets for the 41st annual Annie Awards may be sold out, but you can still watch the ceremony from the comfort of your nearest Internet connection.

Sony Headline News

James Franco, Jonah Hill Join Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party'

The voice cast for Seth Rogan’s animated adult feature Sausage Party reunites This Is the End stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Rogen himself, as well as adding Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton and Nick Kroll.

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

Kristen Bell, Michael B. Jordan to Host Academy's Sci-Tech Awards

Actors Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

9 Story Entertainment Headline News

9 Story Appoints Mike Drach to Development Executive

9 Story Entertainment announces the appointment of Mike Drach to the position of Development Executive; he will be responsible for sourcing and developing animated and live-action properties for kids of all ages.

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