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Headline News Rising Sun Sets Up in U.S with Sadeghi Appointment

Aiming to deepen its ties with Hollywood movie studios and assume a position among the top rank of global visual effects providers, Rising Sun Pictures has tapped Marc Sadeghi as Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development and Marketing.

Headline News CN Acquires Short-Form Series from Australian Children’s TV Foundation

Cartoon Network is continuing its support of local Australian original content with the acquisition of a package of 10 new children’s short-form series from Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF).

Headline News DHX Media Signs New International Deals For Rastamouse

DHX Media, a leading international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content, has signed a hat trick of deals to bring much-anticipated new preschool show Rastamouse to new international territories.

Headline News Guild & Producers to Meet Over Hobbit Dispute

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10:49am

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.

Headline News Sixty40 Bring Humor & Wit to Foxtel’s Commonwealth Games

Fresh from four international award wins at Promax for ‘The (very) short guide to Winter Olympics’, the creative genius of Sydney design and animation company Sixty40 have now transformed the Commonwealth Games into bite-sized chunks of ‘edupromotainment’ for FOXTEL viewers across the nation.

Headline News Penelope Picked Up For Publishing Program

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 10:13am

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.

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.

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