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Disney Headline News

Disney Wants to Shorten Alice DVD Window

In the latest battle between studios and theaters in the theater-to-DVD windows war, Walt Disney has requested a shortening of a month for the home entertainment release of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, reports VARIETY.

Shorts Headline News

Oscar Shorts Coming to 100 Theaters

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 1, 2010 at 9:18am

Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures are once again planning to bring the Oscar-nominated short film program (Live-Action and Animation) to theaters starting Feb. 19, COMINGSOON.NET reports.

Animation Headline News

William Shatner to Host 37th Annual Annie Awards

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 25, 2010 at 8:59am

ASIFA-Hollywood is proud to announce the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, director, producer and one of pop culture’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner, will host the 37th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA.

Game Headline News

Independent Games Festival Announces 2010 Finalists

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 9:50am

The Independent Games Festival, the popular industry event highlighting and awarding the talents of independent game developers, has announced the winners of the 2010 IGF Student Showcase, which recognizes outstanding indie game development taking place on school and university campuses around the world.

Headline News

80 Best Picture Posters to Premiere at the Academy

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 18, 2010 at 8:31am

“The Wizard of Oz,” “Citizen Kane” and “Casablanca” will be among the 80 Best Picture nominees represented in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ new exhibition “The More the Merrier: Posters from the Ten Best Picture Nominees, 1936 – 1943,” opening on Saturday, January 23, in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.

Imax Headline News

Iron Man 2 Readies for Select IMAX Theatres on May 7

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 18, 2010 at 6:19am

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX - News) (TSX:IMX - News), Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures today announced that the highly-anticipated action-adventure Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey, Jr., will be released to digital IMAX(R) theatres simultaneously with the film's worldwide release on May 7, 2010.

Special Headline News

Saturday Release Set for New Moon on DVD/Blu-ray

One of the most talked about films of 2009, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, will be released on a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Special Edition Blu-ray on March 20, 2010 – a Saturday street date that will allow for fans across the nation to celebrate at retailer’s midnight release parties before taking home the film at 12:01 a.m.

International Headline News

Academy Partners With Lighthouse International On 10-Year Deal

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 14, 2009 at 8:35am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Lighthouse International, the premier non-profit dedicated to fighting vision loss, have concluded a new agreement that will provide an East Coast office for the Academy and a state-of-the-art theater for its extensive slate of film programs and screenings. The ten-year agreement will enable Lighthouse International to significantly upgrade and improve its theater and lobby area for screenings, exhibits, receptions and other events.

Film Headline News

25th Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 8:33am

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations this morning for the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards.