Walt Disney Co. has decided to drop a controversial provision in the contracts of its top execs regarding the payment of the excise tax on the golden parachutes of four top execs, reports the Los Angeles Times.
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“Paintings” become animated. Animated motion picture characters engage in chit-chat with guests. The walls of a dining room transform into “windows” on an undersea world. Interior staterooms have a porthole view of the sea outside. Riders in a watery tube peer down to nothing but ocean – 150 feet below. The floor beneath children at play comes alive to whimsical movements.
They sound like the storylines of dreams. But, in fact, they are some of the real magic and wonder of the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the aptly named Disney Dream.
Gravity (formerly RhinoFX), an international creative content and brand communications company, has created highly dramatic and unique visual effects for the new Universal Pictures’ romantic thriller, “The Adjustment Bureau,” it was announced today by Zviah Eldar, Gravity’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer.
Taylor Swift has been cast in Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
After the discovery phase of arbitration, Sony has dropped its suit against Hydraulx Entertainment, which claimed the vfx studio stole visual effects from its BATTLE: LOS ANGELES to include in their low budget sci-fi alien invasion flick SKYLINE, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Disney Channel has bought the rights to DITZ from veteran comics artist Neal Adams, reports Heat Vision.
Syfy is ordering a second season of its new hit drama series Being Human, it was announced today by Mark Stern President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.
Deadline.com reports that LOST star Matthew Fox has boarded I, ALEX CROSS, the reboot of James Patterson's franchise, which started with KISS THE GIRLS and ALONG CAME A SPIDER.
Alan Tudyk (TV's FIREFLY) has joined Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, according to ComingSoon.net via Variety.
Its Jerry Time!, the Emmy Award-winning animated website created by Jerry and Orrin Zucker, announces the creation of Its English Time!, an entire eCourse, which teaches English as a second language (ESL) based on the twenty episodes from the hit web series.
Disney has tapped Karl Gajdusek (UNKNOWN) to rewrite Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi flick OBLIVION, which has been renamed HORIZONS, reports Heat Vision.
Two new interesting names have surfaced as possible directors for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, reports Heat Vision.
VFX firm Prime Focus is branching out into production with a TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s book GOOD OMENS, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Prods. and Tandem Communications are set to produce an adaptation of Kate Mosse's Holy Grail-themed LABYRINTH into a four-hour miniseries, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
After working out a schedule that fit the actor, Liam Neeson is close to inking an agreement to reprise his lead role in a sequel to TAKEN, reports Deadline.com.
The popular film tax incentive in New Mexico has been renewed by the state Senate, but a total funding cap has been added, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”) announced today that it has acquired a significant majority stake in The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd (“The Foundry”), a developer of visual effects (VFX) software, from Advent Venture Partners (“Advent”) and other stakeholders.
Breck Eisner (THE CRAZIES) has begun negotiations with Summit Entertainment to take the helm of THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, reports Deadline.com.
John Moore (MAX PAYNE) is set to direct a sci-fi flick from JURASSIC PARK 3 writer Peter Buchman, reports The Hollywood Reporter.