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Los Angeles International Short Film Festival Headline News

L.A. Shorts Fest to Feature Disney Panel & Screening

The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival will present a special screening and panel discussion with members from Disney Animation and Disney Interactive on Tuesday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Elects 5 Newcomers to 2014–15 Board of Governors

First-time governors are Kate Amend, Documentary Branch; Daniel R. Fellman, Executives Branch; Albert Berger, Producers Branch; Bob Rogers, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch; and Mark Mangini, Sound Branch.

Marvel Headline News

Marvel Announces New Thor, Captain America

Marvel Entertainment reveals that it will be replacing the comic book incarnation of ‘Thor’ with a new, female version; Sam Wilson, formerly the superhero known as The Falcon, will be taking over the role of ‘Captain America.’

Disney Headline News

Disney Television Animation Developing ‘Haunted Mansion’ Special

TV animation studio continues to expand roster of top creative talent with production on three pilots and new short-form series; extends overall development deal with ‘Phineas and Ferb’ co-creator and executive producer Dan Povenmire.

GBI Headline News

Genius Brands Int’l Appoints Stone Newman President, Global Consumer Products

Newman brings roster of clients from former company Art + Science International to GBI as he builds company’s global consumer products business.

Cartoon Network Headline News

Christina Miller Tapped to Head Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang

Christina Miller is named President and General Manager for Turner Broadcasting networks Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, with global oversight of linear and non-linear content, the consumer products group and franchise management.

Marvel Headline News

Jerry Rees Tapped to Helm ‘The Marvel Experience’

VFX vendors Rhythm & Hues and Prana Animation Studios join visualization studio The Third Floor to help create an innovative, traveling attraction that affords guests the opportunity to actively participate with dozens of Marvel Entertainment’s iconic Super Heroes.

Adult Swim Headline News

Adult Swim Signs First-Look Deal With Aaron McGruder

Adult Swim expands its relationship with The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder; first project under the pact will be a live-action/ adventure pilot with the working title of ‘Hooligan Squad.’

Paramount Television Headline News

Paramount Television Signs First-Look Deal With Robert Zemeckis

Paramount Television inks a first-look deal with Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis; first project will be a drama series inspired by Nicholson Baker’s bestselling novel 'The Fermata.'

Disney Headline News

Disney Announces ‘Big Hero 6’ Cast

Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announces the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure ‘Big Hero 6,’ including Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez and Daniel Henney, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax.

s2014 Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2014 Unveils Production Session Lineup

SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’Gravity,’How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’