New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's government is pushing through legislation that would make unionization of the Kiwi film industry harder to accomplish, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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IFC Midnight has snatched up the North American rights to Pang Ho-Cheung's DREAM HOME, reports Variety.
In a press conference, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key revealed that filming of THE HOBBIT would stay in his country, reports ComingSoon.net.
On the heels of Shanghai Licensing Show 2010, Toei Animation and its partner, PPW (Promotional Partners Worldwide), announces several licensing deals in China for the animated property, Saint Seiya.
Variety reports that the unions behind the boycott of THE HOBBIT production in New Zealand have ended the do no work order.
On Thursday, Actors Equity NZ and its parent Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance will meet with the Screen Production and Development Agency to discuss the issues the actors' guild has with the treatment of actors in New Zealand, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Singapore based August Media Holdings has agreed to a strategic partnership with one of South East Asia’s largest animation house Scrawl Studios.
Turner Content Solutions Asia Pacific today announced a landmark deal to provide free-to-air channel TV5 in the Philippines with a dedicated Cartoon Network branded block, the first agreement of its kind in the region.
Anime News Network and Aniplex of America jointly announced today that AnimeNewsNetwork.com will be the exclusive online North American simulcast partner for Aniplex Inc’s new fall television series, togainu no chi ~Bloody Curs~.
Portsmouth Miniatures Studio, the New Zealand studio where Weta Workshop planned to film miniatures for THE HOBBIT, caught on fire yesterday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Moonscoop, one of the leading worldwide kids’ distribution, brand management and entertainment companies, has significantly the increased presence of its animated shows in Asia signing deals for over 170 half hours of programming with key broadcasters in the region.
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that CJ CGV HOLDINGS, LTD., a subsidiary of CJ CGV Co. Ltd., the leading theatre exhibitor in Korea, and the number one exhibitor in Asia, has signed an agreement to install 15 digital IMAX theatre systems in new locations planned for The People's Republic of China.
TurnOut Ventures Limited, a digital media and content company based in Hong Kong, has appointed Caroline Casey as Executive Director of Operations, further strengthening the company’s growing portfolio of digital talent.
SHREK FOREVER AFTER has crossed $480.7 million at the international box office, making it DreamWorks Animation's biggest international hit.
4Kids Entertainment International has signed an agreement with top publisher Redan that will see pre-school character Penelope appear in two popular bi-weekly magazines - ‘Fun to Learn Friends’ and ‘Fun to Learn Favourites’ – in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and China Film Group Corporation today announced an agreement to expand their partnership with the installation of two additional IMAX systems.
Nickelodeon has acquired the Winx Club TV rights for the U.S. and the pay-TV rights for Latin America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Benelux.
THE WARLORDS director Peter Chan Ho-sun is making his first martial arts flick tilted WU XIA, reports VARIETY.
Riding high on the wave of digital cinema, Hong Place Vision is the biggest rental company of RED Digital Cinema cameras in Beijing, and has built a post-production studio to meet the demand for the rapidly rising number of digital film and TV productions in China.
In order to promote the animation industry, approved by the Xiamen City Government, hosted by the Xiamen Municipal Government, organized by Organizing committee of 2010 Xiamen International animation festival, the 2010 Xiamen International animation festival will be held in the city of Xiamen from November 4th-7th, 2010.
Toei Animation, Inc. announced a TV broadcast licensing agreement with Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Inc. today, to air 49 episodes of the Pretty Cure series, which is set to premiere later this year on Cartoon Network in Australia and New Zealand.