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Headline News GDH to Team with Eminence Symphony Orchestra for Romeo & Juliet

Japanese animation house GDH is producing the first animated series based on Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET. The soundtrack for the animated series, produced by GDH's main production subsidiary GONZO K.K. will be performed by the Eminence Symphony Orchestra the celebrated orchestra based in Sydney, led by founder/artistic director Hiroaki Yura.

Headline News Humanitas Prize Calls for Entries

Time is running out to submit scripts from TV and film productions for 33rd Humanitas Prize, which affirms human values in entertainment. Cash prizes of $145,000 will be awarded to writers who entertain and enrich the viewing public. Over the past three decades, more than $2.8 million in prize money has been awarded to writers who challenge and inform their audiences. Prizes for animated theatricals and children's TV shows will total $50,000 this year.

Headline News Easter Eggs & Telekinesis Highlight TELETOON In April

TELETOON highlights for April include Easter eggs and telekinesis.

On Sunday, April 16, TELETOON will feature the following Easter themed specials:

* BUGS BUNNYS EASTER FUNNIES @ 8:00 am and 3:00 pm* DAFFY DUCKS EASTER EGG-CITEMENT @ 9:00 am and 4:00 pm* EASTER FEVER @ 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.

Headline News Humanitas Deadline April 1

Time is running out to submit scripts from TV and film productions for The Humanitas Prize, which affirms human values in entertainment. Cash prizes of $145,000 will be awarded to writers who entertain and enrich the viewing public. Over the past three decades, more than $2.5 million in prize money has been awarded to writers who challenge and inform their audiences. Prizes for animated theatricals and children's TV shows will total $50,000 this year.

Headline News Humanitas Deadline April 1

Time is running out to submit scripts from TV and film productions for The Humanitas Prize, which affirms human values in entertainment. Animation writers may compete for $10,000 in the children's teleplay category. TV programs must have been broadcast between April 2, 2004 and April 1, 2005 to qualify. Feature films must have screened in at least 60 U.S. markets or at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

Headline News Registration Open for Spring Term at Gnomon School

Registration for the spring term at the Gnomon School, which runs April 4 through June 12, is in full swing. You can register online at www.gnomon3d.com/registernow.html, in person, via mail or by fax. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. You can also call 323/466-6663 to make an appointment.

Headline News Vanguard’s Valiant to Fly April 15 on a Wing and Prayer

In the latest jostling for prime release dates, Disney confirmed that VALIANT, the initial 3D-animated outing from Ealing Studio-based Vanguard Animation in the U.K. (the studios heir apparent to Pixar?) will fly in U.S. theaters on April 15, 2005. With Disneys own CHICKEN LITTLE now flying the coop in November, this highly anticipated story of a World War II carrier pigeon should fill the bill nicely.

Headline News The April Issue of Animation World Magazine Is Now Online!

By Joan Kim | Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 12:00am

The April Acrobat issue of Animation World Magazine is now online! In this issue, check out what's happening in the business side of animation. Sandrine Pechels de St Sardos explains the ins and outs of the KirchMedia collapse that has impacted not only Germany's media market but the rest of Europe and beyond. Headquartered in Japan and representing more than 20,000 creative individuals, Creek & River has recently opened offices in New York. Rich Gorey speaks with Charlie Schroder to learn about the trends the company sees and its unique positioning for the future.

Headline News South Parks Boys Learn About History While Making TV History

The SOUTH PARK boys learn about the politics of war and the consequences of homework in the 100th episode, "I'm A Little Bit Country," which premiered at 10:00 pm April 9, 2003 on COMEDY CENTRAL and with repeats at 12:00 am on April 11, at 10:30 p.m. on April 12, as well as 2:00 a.m. and at 11:00 pm on April 13. Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman join in anti-war protests in order to get out of school and find themselves in the middle of the opposing sides of the war issue. Mr. Garrison, an extreme supporter of the war, retaliates by assigning them book reports on the country's founding fathers.

Headline News Monkey Gets Down To Business At Cartoon Network On April Fool's Day

Some critics say that a monkey can make better decisions than a TV programming executive, while others, especially in the Animation Nation chatroom, say monkeys run production and broadcasting companies. To prove a point, Cartoon Network brought an actual chimpanzee (technically an ape, not a monkey), named Jimbo in to select the cartoons from CN's programming library during its April Fools' Day Monkey Marathon April 1, 2003 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 pm (ET/PT). Jimbo picked a lineup of toons starring monkeys and apes in prominent roles.

Headline News Humanitas Deadline April 1

Time is running out to submit scripts from TV and film productions for The Humanitas Prize, which affirms human values in entertainment. Animation writers may compete for $10,000 in the children's teleplay category. TV programs must have been broadcast between April 2002 and April 2003 to qualify. Applications are due April 1, 2003, the winners will be announced in July 10, 2003 in Los Angeles. For submission forms visit www.humanitasprize.org.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Animation Workout: Tuesday, October 22, 2002, Glendale, California USA . . . Montage - dhima's Student Digital Animation Festival: Friday, October 25, 2002, Santa Monica, California USA . . . Don Bluth's ToonUp 2002 Animation Seminar: Friday, November 15, 2002, Mesa, Arizona USA . . . The 3rd International Animation Festival of Tehran: Sunday, February 23 - Thursday, February 27, 2003, Tehran, Iran . . . MIP TV: Monday, March 24 - Friday, March 28, 2003, Cannes, France . . .

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: LucasArts -- Developing The Game Star Wars Bounty Hunter: Wednesday, September 18, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . . International Forum for Animation Technologies - Cartoon Master: Thursday, November 14 - Saturday, November 16, 2002, Angoulême, France . . . The Big 3D Contest: Sunday, December 01, 2002, World Wide Web, . . The 3rd Sundance Online Film Festival: Sunday, December 01, 2002 - Sunday, January 26, 2003 . . .

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Women In Animation Writers' Seminar Group: Thursday, April 11, 2002, West Los Angeles, California USA . . . The Newport Beach Film Festival: Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 19, 2002, Newport Beach, California USA . . . Short Spot: Evan Mather: Tuesday, April 16, 2002, Seattle, Washington USA . . . An Evening With Emily Hubley: Wednesday, April 17, 2002, New York City, New York USA . . . Alias|Wavefront User Group Meeting: Thursday, April 18, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . .

Headline News 10th Annual Midwest Animators Conference

10th Annual Midwest Animators Conference: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 2002, Downers Grove (suburban Chicago), Illinois USA. Sponsored by ASIFA Central, the conference features speakers who focus on various aspects of animation production. The emphasis for many of the presenters is the personal and artistic influences in their work. Another feature of the conference is screenings of various animations as well as open screenings for attendees to show their work.

Headline News MIP TV Starts Next Week

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 2, 2001 at 12:00am

MIP TV (April 2-6, 2001, Cannes, France) is one of the premiere television conferences and markets in the world. The six-day event brings together production companies and distributors from all over the globe. The conference includes a vast array of panels and round-table discussions with some of the world's top professionals. MIP TV 2000 scored a hit with over 11,000 participants, representing 2,776 companies from 100 countries. The countries most represented in terms of stands were: France, US, UK, Canada and Germany.

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