Submission deadlines for the Annecy International Film Festival and Market are here; MIFA’s Head of Projects, Géraldine Baché, discusses the special focus and new vigor of the MIFA Pitch Sessions.
Geographical Region: Europe
Snow Queen 2: The Snow King to be produced in English with top U.S. talent; Ned Lott announced as casting and voice director.
Currently in production at Oscar-winning studio BreakThru Films, Loving Vincent is the first feature-length animated film made solely through hand-painted canvases.
Entertainment One’s Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong, the fast-paced children’s TV show produced with Australia’s Sticky Pictures, is scheduled to broadcast on ABC3 Australia and TELETOON Canada in 2016.
Acamar announces the addition of Brown Bag Entertainment and Tandem Films as co-producers on the new series Bing Bunny, based on the series of books by award-winning author and illustrator Ted Dewan.
Imira Entertainment announces the appointment of Giles Bones to the position of International Sales and Marketing Manager.
First-ever Asian mecha live-action and animated feature film series leverages markerless iPi Motion capture software using Sony PS Eye game webcams.
Program highlights for FMX 2014 -- ‘A Realtime Experience’ -- are announced, including Transmedia projects such as the award-winning game franchise The Walking Dead, the evolution of PDI/DreamWorks, game favorites such as Beyond: Two Souls, and more.
Elton John’s Rocket Features acquires the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with plans to turn it into an animated feature.
Pesky announces that France Television is the latest broadcaster to pre-buy the new animated series Boj, set to premiere later this year.
V-Ray 3.0, the versatile lighting, shading, and rendering toolkit for 3ds Max from Chaos Group, delivers a powerful new feature set as well as being production-ready for teams of any size.
Technicolor announces the acquisition of the rights to Fun Crew’s Cosmo, Bud & Boo, which will debut at Kidscreen Summit 2014.
Taylor James seamlessly blends CGI and photography in Vertu Extraordinary, a new cross-media campaign for Vertu.
Stephen Fry, Peter Mullan, Tameka Empson, Jane Horrocks, Ardal O’Hanlan, Annette Crosbie and Richard Dormer lend their voices to Sixteen South’s new series Driftwood Bay.
Framestore’s three global advertising offices contribute to five huge campaigns broadcast to more than 100 million people during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Gaumont Animation’s MD Pierre Belaisch restructures the studio’s management team, with Marc Dhrami taking on the role of head of production, Michael Manaud becoming director of legal and business affairs, and Heath Kenny becoming creative VP and executive producer in charge of scouting new projects.
Hot on the heels of the success of the recent viral hit Honda “Hands,” Honda and Wieden+Kennedy London once again team up with Nexus directors Smith and Foulkes to create a captivating film introducing the newest member of the Civic family.
PGS Entertainment announces an international broadcasting licensing agreement with ABC TV Australia for Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.
Gaumont Animation’s new animated CGI series Calimero will premiere in France on TF1 on Sunday February 9, 2014.
Paris-based Ellipsanime is selected by the French bankruptcy court to purchase the assets of French animation company Moonscoop SA; French company JokeBox acquires Moonscoop France’s 51% share in US-based Moonscoop LLC, formerly Mike Young Productions.
The deadline for submissions to the 7th edition of Poland’s International Animated Film Competition is March 3, 2014.
Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment partners with Cinema Management Group to take their new 3D CG animated feature Ratchet & Clank to the European Film Market in Berlin.
41 Entertainment, Arad Productions, and NAMCO BANDAI Games’ PAC-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is announced as the leading show on thematic kids channels in Spain.