The Jim Henson Company has promoted two members of its creative team to serve as directors in feature and television development: Meghan Sheridan has been named Director of Children’s Entertainment, and Blanca Lista is now Director of Feature Development.
The submission deadline for the Animated Com Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is February 15, 2012.
Prime Focus World, an industry-leading 2D to 3D conversion and VFX studio, announced that Emmy Award winner Chris Del Conte has joined the company as Managing Director, Los Angeles.
Russian animation studio Wizart Animation opens international sales of the stereoscopic 3D feature film “The Snow Queen,” based on the fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen, at the EFM in Berlin, February 9 – 17, 2012.
Animation studio LAIKA has purchased a site license of Shotgun to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and VFX work throughout its Portland, Oregon studio.
SPY, a FotoKem company offering creative finishing services for commercials and feature films, has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif.
Pixomondo has hired Steve Pugh as an Executive Producer to help oversee projects from the Burbank office.
Recent projects from NYC VFX studio Light of Day include “The Official Someday by Justin Bieber” for Give Back Brands, John Varvatos “Star USA,” and Hugo Boss “Something Different.”
Viacom announced that it will launch leading pre-school children’s channel Nick Jr. in Israel on February 7.
The deadline for registration for the European Animation Masterclass, to be held in Helsinki, Finland February 23-24, is February 10, 2012.
Political correctness, fear of being painted as insensitive, a chauvinist, a racist, or being too this or too that, or “I’ll sue you”, is killing our free spirit, our sincere openness, ability to dialogue or differ with others on a deeper emotional level.
CCTV ANIMATION, INC., along with production partners Dalian Tsanghao Digital Technology Co., Foxfield Entertainment, and Studio CHOPS, announce the production of Mr. Dragon’s Park, a 26-episode preschool series already in production for delivery in early 2013.
Submissions are now open for the AVANCA 2012 – International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia international and world premiere competitions.
The Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF) returns for its third annual event with new screenings of animated feature films and shorts from around the world, exclusive panels, and parties celebrating the animation community.
The CEO of Europe’s biggest broadcaster RTL Group is leaving the company to be succeeded by Guillaume de Posch and Anke Schäferkordt as co-CEOs.
New York production company Charlex created a new spot, “Notes,” for Verizon via agency McCann Erickson.
Four students from The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) have been selected by the prestigious Visual Effects Society as nominees in the student category for the 10th Annual VES Awards Gala, a ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games.
PorchLight Entertainment announced the acquisition for worldwide distribution of two animated feature films currently in production by animation and film production studio Media Factory.