Geographical Region: Australia

Headline News Toei Signs Deal With Cartoon Network For Pretty Cure Series

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.

Headline News Prince Of Persia Opens in IMAX Theatres Internationally

IMAX Corporation today announced that the epic action-adventure Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, from hit-making producer Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Mike Newell and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina will open in 53 IMAX theatres internationally, with 20 of those IMAX locations opening this week starting on May 19.

Headline News Australia Slashes Post, Digital and Visual Effects Offset Threshold

Australian Screen Industry News reports that the Australian federal government just made it easier to qualify for Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) tax incentives.

Headline News Little Airplane Academy Workshop Set for Nov. 21-22 in Sydney

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 12, 2009 at 8:17am

Little Airplane Academy, the intensive workshop for anyone who wants to learn what it takes to make and sell successful international preschool television series, is traveling overseas for a two-day seminar in Sydney, Australia, November 21-22.

Headline News Wallace & Gromit Present A World Of Invention Heads to Australia

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 5, 2009 at 10:01am

Aardman Animations is further consolidating its ongoing relationship with ABC Australia, securing a pre-sale for its new live action series Wallace & Gromit present A World of Invention.

Headline News 4Kids Names New Licensing Agents For Rollbots

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), the diversified children’s entertainment and media organization, has appointed Exim Licensing Group and Tycoon Enterprises as Licensing Agents in Latin America and Mexico respectively for Amberwood Entertainment’s ROLLBOTS.

Headline News Animal Logic Expands LA Studio, Wraps HBO, Toyota & Kaiser Spots

Award-winning digital production company Animal Logic bolsters its LA commercials and short form studio with a larger team, new location and an impressive slate of recently completed projects.

Headline News DECODE Enterprises Comes Up Trumps Down Under

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:30am

Leading kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., has scored a hat trick of deals with Australian broadcasters across its slate of standout preschool entertainment.

Headline News Activision Blizzard’s Surprising Second Quarter

Press Release by Activision

Santa Monica, California (Aug 05, 2009) -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. today announced better-than-expected financial results for the second quarter 2009.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2009, Activision Blizzard’s GAAP net revenues were $1,038 million, and its non-GAAP net revenues were $801 million. The company’s prior GAAP net revenue outlook for the quarter was $1 billion. On a non-GAAP basis, the company’s net revenue outlook was $775 million.

Headline News Ottawa Announces Its Lineup

Press Release from Ottawa Animation Festival

From October 14-18, 2009, hundreds of international animators will descend on Canada’s capital with one goal in mind: capturing one of the prizes up for grabs at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF).

Headline News Resident Evil Producers Buy Up a Warded Man

Paul W.S. Anderson and producing partner Jeremy Bolt (RESIDENT EVIL franchise) have purchased the film rights to fantasy novel THE WARDED MAN from Peter V. Brett, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Anderson is attached to direct and produce along with Bolt. Stephanie Johnson will exec produce, after bringing the novel to the duo's attention. Anderson and Bolt got the rights via their respective production companies: Tannhauser Gate and Bolt Pictures.

Headline News China's Post-Production Training Center Equipped with Autodesk Solutions

Press Release from Autodesk

Shanghai, CHINA, July 28, 2009 -- The Animation Public Technical Service Platform of Shanghai (APTSP) has created China's first post-production training center, to grow high-end animation and post-production public services, train local talent and showcase innovative technology. APTSP offers complete, data-centric workflows that include Autodesk, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ADSK) Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Inferno visual effects systems, Autodesk Smoke editorial finishing system, and Autodesk Lustre digital color-grading system.

Headline News Decode Enterprises Hits TG4 For Six

Press Release from DECODE Enterprises

Leading kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., has scored a major package deal with TG4, selling six of its animated series to the Irish channel.

Headline News Int'l Deals Signed for Pinky & Perky

Press Release from PPC Enterprises

PPC Enterprises has announced major international sub-agency representation deals for two of its hottest brands: MONTY PYTHON and PINKY AND PERKY.

The new deals will see both brands taken into new territories by two hugely respected agencies: Alicom will be representing them in Scandinavia, whilst Grahame Grassby will be taking the reins in Australia and New Zealand.

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