The recent success of The Hunger Games has lead to a frenzy of rights licensing for fresh culinary-themed properties as studios try to turn the contemporary foodie craze into the next big formulaic feature franchise hit machine.
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How do you tackle one of the most seminal works in science fiction history? The Oscar-winning director describes how he grappled with the challenges of bringing Edgar Rice Burroughs’ epic tale to the big screen.
Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, resulting in two television series, a number of TV specials and even a videogame, suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and died Friday in Solebury, Pennsylvania.
William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” won the award for Best Animated Short at the 84th Academy Awards.
LIONSGATE, a leading global entertainment company, announced today that it has obtained worldwide rights to develop, produce and distribute films based on the award-winning, best-selling and critically acclaimed "Chaos Walking" young adult novel trilogy by Patrick Ness.
New York Federal Judge Sidney Stein tossed out a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. and others claiming that the PERCY JACKSON books and films were stolen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Leading children’s and family entertainment producer and rights management company Coolabi, and Walker Productions, the production arm of leading independent book publisher Walker Books, have entered into a major new co-development deal for Walker Books’ quirky comedy book series Scream Street.
StorySmyth Ventures Ltd, the producers of the StorySmyth Tales range of digital mobile children’s stories, has today launched a range of titles featuring children’s books from Oxford University Press (OUP).
Before you run off half-cocked with that shiny new animated six-shooter of yours, here are a few pieces of advice that will help you live long and prosper in this business. It would be foolish to think you could become a good animation writer without first understanding a little bit about creativity, especially considering cartoon writing is one of the most creative forms of writing there is. Fortunately, creativity is not as ethereal as some might lead you to believe.
Coolabi’s brand new property Poppy Cat is already proving to be a licensing hit even before making its UK debut on Nick Jr in the spring, followed by its international roll out.
4Kids Entertainment International, licensing agent for the hit pre-school property Penelope, has signed a new agreement that will see apparel company Paul Dennicci ltd produce a range of juvenile clothing for the UK market.
Today, Sept 13th, 3DATS (with the help of CGarchitect) has just launched a charitable promotion whereby for 30 days we are selling all our 3D graphics books currently in print for 50% off and donating 100% of sales to an amazing charity called "Soldiers to the Summit".
4Kids Entertainment International Limited has added preschool property “Penelope” to its brand portfolio for representation across the world, excluding Asia and France.
Press Release from Comic-Con International
SAN DIEGO, June 18 -- A new hardbound collector's book entitled COMIC-CON: 40 YEARS OF ARTISTS, WRITERS, FANS AND FRIENDS begins pre-sales today.
A SPIDER-MAN graphic novel in an elementary school library in Millard, Nebraska, USA is causing some controversy, according to local TV station KETV Omaha (via ICv2.com).
Preschool property, THOMAS & FRIENDS continues its phenomenal publishing success with U.K. book sales up 10 percent in 2008.
First published in 1945 in a series of classic story books entitled THE RAILWAY SERIES, written by The Reverend W. Awdry, THOMAS & FRIENDS has sold more than 200 million books globally to date. Egmont UK has been working alongside rights owner and producer, HIT Ent., to spearhead this growth with an expanded range of titles and formats including classic story books, novelty books, magazines and television tie-ins.
This week in AWN's Forums, members are questing for information on the TUSKER film project that was formerly at Imagi.
Little Airplane Productions has launched Little Airplane Books, a new division that will create and produce original books for preschoolers and early readers. Little Airplane Books will be headed by writer, director and producer, Tone Thyne.
Chorion, Penguin Group (USA) Inc. and Egmont U.K. Ltd have created a comprehensive TV tie-in publishing program to support the new hit television series THE MR. MEN SHOW.
Milan, Italy-based animation production company, Atlantyca Ent. has appointed one of Italy's most prominent authors, Pierdomenico Baccalario, as editor-in-chief to head the company's content-publishing division, which is dedicated to creating and developing new content for book products based on popular entertainment properties and characters.
This fall, WHERE'S WALDO?, everyone's favorite globetrotter, celebrates his 21st birthday. In honor of this milestone, Entertainment Rights is launching a multimedia marketing campaign and consumer products program aimed at 20-somethings -- the generation that grew up with this pop culture icon.
With more than six million copies of Ian Falconer's beloved OLIVIA series books sold to date, and with just as many fans, Nickelodeon has partnered with media content company, Chorion, to bring the bestselling Simon & Schuster books to life in a new animated television series. The debut of this anticipated preschool series is planned for 2009.