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Disney Headline News

Disney, Marvel and More to Cease Production in Georgia if Anti-Gay Bill is Passed

New ‘religious freedom’ bill protects religious officials from having to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, and would allow faith-based organizations to deny services or employment to those who violate their ‘sincerely held religious belief.’

Cartoon Network Headline News

Cartoon Network Appoints New Licensing Agent across France, GSA & Benelux

Licensing agent TLC to build and manage the cable network’s original animated properties – including the newly-rebooted ‘Powerpuff Girls’ -- across France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Benelux.

Television Headline News

Inaugural Broadcast Indonesia Event to Debut in Jakarta August 2016

International Digital Multimedia & Entertainment Technology Exhibition & Conference to be held for the first time at the Jakarta International Expo, Indonesia, August 31 through September 3, 2016.

Corus Entertainment Headline News

Corus Entertainment Appoints Deirdre Brennan VP of Content, Corus Kids

Former ABC TV exec to oversee all content aspects of the Corus Kids portfolio, including YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon, TELETOON, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD in Canada.

Art Headline News

John Canemaker Curating ‘The Art of Pinocchio’ Exhibit

Never-before-seen exhibition curated by award-winning independent animator, historian, teacher and author John Canemaker delves into the artistic process behind one of the most influential animated films in history.

FMX Headline News

FMX 2016 Spotlighting Oscar Winner ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Avengers’ VR Experience and More

Filmakademie graduate and Disney/Pixar Character TD Tanja Krampfert discusses the creation of Joy in ‘Inside Out,’ while DoP Patrick Lin illuminates the special camera set-up designed to parallel the main character’s emotional journey.

NYICFF Headline News

Belgium’s ‘A Town Called Panic’ Tops NYICFF 2016

French/Belgium co-production ‘A Town Called Panic: Return to School,’ directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, was awarded the Grand Prize for a short film, and also took home the Audience Award for ages 12-17.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

Igor Kovalyov’s ‘Before Love’ Wins Grand Prix Award at HAFF 2016

Japan’s ‘Track’ by Tochka, Kazue Monno and Takeshi Nagata, wins the Grand Prix award in the non-narrative short category; ‘Cafard,’ directed by Jan Bultheel, is awarded the Grand Prix for feature animation; Nina Gantz wins the Grand Prix award in the student film category for ‘Edmond.’

Commercials Headline News

Isaiah Seret Joins Biscuit Filmworks

Commercial known for his 2015 Webby award-winning ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ short prequel, ‘Quarantine,’ has worked with brands including Adidas, Burger King, Coca Cola, Jack Daniels and Microsoft.

annecy Headline News

New Poster, Short Film Selections Unveiled for Annecy 2016

Official selections include 54 short films in competition -- 34 percent of them made by women -- out of nearly 2,700 submissions, with France, Belgium, Canada and Germany leading the pack.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

HAFF Unveils 2016 Dutch Grand Prix Nominees

Films nominated for the Grand Prix for Best Dutch Animation at HAFF 2016 are ‘Andrej’ by Julia Veldman c, ‘De Staat: Witch Doctor’ by Floris Kaayk/Studio Smack, and Professional Award for Dutch Animation winner ‘Zeezucht’ (‘Jonas and the Sea’) by Marlies van der Wel.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm Names Rob Bredow Chief Technology Officer

Former Sony Pictures Imageworks CTO and Visual Effects Supervisor helped launch ILMxLAB, and has worked on films such as ‘Men in Black 3,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.’ 

call for entries Headline News

BAFTA UK Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 17; previous recipients include ‘The Bigger Picture’ director Daisy Jacobs, ‘Edmond’ director of photography Ian Forbes, and ‘Manoman’ director of photography Steven Ferguson.

Ireland Headline News

4th Annual Animation Dingle Kicks off March 18th

Running March 18 & 19, Ireland’s Animation Dingle to feature keynote addresses delivered by Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios, USA, and David Levine, General Manager of Disney Channels UK & Ireland.

Cartoon Network Headline News

CN Unveils All-New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Episode on iTunes

New episode from the all-new, reimagined ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ series had its debut at a free, open-to-the-public event held Monday night at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX.

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