In the third such announcement involving industry job layoffs in 3 days, Canadian production company Cookie Jar has let go 35 people involved in animation production.
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In yet another sign of the difficult economic realities of the animation and visual effects production business, Toronto's C.O.R.E Digital closed down yesterday, suspending operations and laying off 150 people.
Film distributor GKIDS announced today that their award-winning and surprise Oscar nominated animated feature THE SECRET OF KELLS by director Tomm Moore will open theatrically at Los Angeles’ Landmark Theatre on April 2.
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.
Sony Computer Entertainment America and 51 Minds have joined forces to produce a reality show called THE TESTER to air on the PlayStation Network, reports VARIETY.
Anchor Bay Films has snatched up the U.S. and U.K. theatrical rights to AFTER.LIFE, reports VARIETY.
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.
SOUTH PARK creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have teamed up with AVENUE Q composer/lyricist Robert Lopez to create a new stage musical, reports VARIETY.
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.
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.
“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.
“Pedal Faster Business Consulting” has been launched by Jeff Ross, a veteran Hollywood Visual Effects and Post Production Facilities executive.
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.
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.
James Cameron’s Avatar currently represents 87% of weekly ticket sales on Fandango, the nation’s leading movie ticketing destination.
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.
The 2010 Animation Invitational Golf Tournament will take place on May 10, 2010 at Debell golf course in Burbank, California.
stral Media’s Family Channel presents the Canadian premiere of the third season of Handy Manny on Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT.