Geographical Region: North America
ABC taps Picturemill to create a special show open for when Jimmy Kimmel Live! heads to Austin, Texas.
Reel FX announces the signing of directors Ben Orisich and Justin Malone for commercial representation, bolstering its live-action roster.
Imagineer Systems announces a partnership with Legend3D after the recent integration of mocha Pro with Legend3D’s VFX pipeline to add increased efficiency to 3D film production.
The Weinstein Co. acquires rights in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France to Argentinian director Juan Jose Campanella’s animated feature, re-titled Underdogs.
Unity Technologies reveals the latest version of the award-winning Unity multiplatform engine and development tools, Unity 5, which includes new features such as Enlighten real-time lighting system and physically-based shaders, at the Game Developers Conference.
Fox Family Entertainment and Blue Sky release the first teaser for Peanuts, an all-CG version of the legendary cartoon strip created by Charles M. Schultz.
Disney releases a new full-length trailer for Maleficent showing how Angelina Jolie's character is transformed from a winged fairy into an evil sorceress.
20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation release a brand new short film, Almost Home, in anticipation of the studio’s upcoming feature, Home.
Sony Pictures Entertainment lays off its entire Interactive team, with additional cuts expected over the next two years.
Nickelodeon announces their expanded preschool slate for the 2014-15 season which includes two more greenly series and features over 100 episodes of brand-new educational preschool series.
OptiTrack announces the addition of two new motion capture cameras to the Prime Series which will be officially debuted at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The NFB launches StopMo Studio, a redesigned stop-motion animation application for iPad that offers casual and experienced users a richer and easier creative experience.
Nickelodeon announces three new series currently in production for the 2014-15 season in addition to new episodes of returning hit series such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Sanjay and Craig.
DreamWorks Pictures' new Aaron Paul racing movie Need for Speed stalls in its North American debut, coming in third with $17.8 million behind weekend winner Mr. Peabody & Sherman and 300: Rise of an Empire.
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix announce a new kids slate that features three new original series: King Julien, Puss in Boots, and Veggie Tales in the House.
Zodiak Kids announces FranceTV as the new licensing agent for the new animated series LoliRock in France and French-speaking territories.
Shotgun Software announces the integration of its pipeline tools with Perforce to streamline game development team collaboration.
Sony Pictures Animation announces an update to their production slate which includes a new Smurfs movie, Hotel Transylvania 2, and an all-new CG animated take on the classic Popeye.
GKIDS announces the acquisition of the North American rights to Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, which is slated for a late 2014 release.
DIVE staffs up its New York studio to take on the new 13-part event series, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, presented by FOX and National Geographic Channel.
Syfy gives six-hour event series Ascension greenlight for launch in 2014; original intergalactic mystery from writer/executive producer Philip Levens to be produced by Sea To Sky Studios with Blumhouse Productions.