The growth of the Trans-Pacific animation production pipeline has created business opportunities for animation communities both in Asia and abroad.
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A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I POSTED A BLOG ON PRODUCING FILMS BASED ON INDIGENOUS STORIES AND CHARACTERS. I PROMISED TO FOLLOW IT UP, SO HERE IT IS
Glasses raised. Toasts made. Handshakes. Smiles. Photo Ops. It’s the culmination of yet another animation deal being signed in Asia. I tend to appreciate what I call the Asian Way of conducting business.
Bill Dennis talks about important steps in the process of putting together an indigenous feature film production, from story to distribution.
Banks were on high alert across Europe and Asia after Volker van Volk, chief executive of EuroBank Potsdam, was targeted by a producer attempting to secure funding for a third 'Hoodwinked' movie.
Max Howard, sitting in an aircraft at 30,000 feet, reflects on a two-week trip to India, his fourth visit in just the last eighteen months. The two weeks included being a guest speaker and jury member at a pre-eminent Bollywood film event in Mumbai, FICCI Frames.
Longtime Toei Animation executive Hiroyuki Kinoshita is named CEO of Toei Animation Enterprises, and COO of Toei Animation Inc. and Toei Animation Europe.
Kodak announced that it plans to phase out its dedicated capture devices business – comprising digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames – in the first half of 2012.
The CEO of Europe’s biggest broadcaster RTL Group is leaving the company to be succeeded by Guillaume de Posch and Anke Schäferkordt as co-CEOs.
Creative studio The Neighbourhood has hired media business guru and NESTA mentor Steve Taylor as part-time CEO.
I thought I was the only one who came to the realization that I’m not coming home with signed contracts. As a successful producer and creator of content, she said that her expectations are the same as mine. But would she miss a market? No.
Last week I attended the Korea Media and Content Market sponsored by the Korean Trade-Investment Agency (Kotra).The event was held at the Hollywood & Highland Center and was designed to introduce a number of Korean animation and media companies and their projects to interested investors and potential partners.
Recent press reports indicate that Sony has decided to stop providing 3D glasses to consumers and wants moviegoers to buy their own glasses.
Arc Productions, recently acquired by a Canadian ownership group from Starz Media US, continues to build its senior management team with the hiring of Stephanie Denton to head its Los Angles office as Senior VP of Sales & Business Development.
For nearly 40 years, SIGGRAPH has inspired, educated, and influenced the direction of research, production, and artistic communities.
We all have a front row seat at the bar-room brawl that is the media business in 2011. In one corner, the barons of Old Media – the Ruperts, Sumners, the feisty Jeff Bewkes of Time Warner, and the (for now) low-profile but deadly Brian Roberts of Comcast. In the other corner: Netflix’s Founder/CEO Reed Hastings, Larry and Sergey from Google, patriarch Steve Jobs, and the other new gen entrepreneurs who are not afraid of where the business is going, including (in a fascinating case of the puppy taking a bite out of its master(s)) Jason Kilar at Hulu.
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the global licensing and merchandising arm of the television network, today announced the promotion of two of its staff members.
I've narrowed my list of available NYC indie cinemas to 2: IFC Center and Cinema Village. Both are quite good and have a history of showing animated films. Both theaters seemed interested in Idiots & Angels, so I sent each booker a screener of the film plus the great reviews it got from Variety and The Village Voice. My plan, and I do have a plan, everybody should have a plan, is this…
Many people think that if you can't get the Weinsteins or Sony Picture Classics to distribute your film then it must be crap. Perhaps for some films that may be the case, but let me talk about the differences between indie distribution and self distribution.
A small piece of advice - even good, honest people make mistakes and use poor judgment. The secret is not to buy into what someone tells you just because you believe the person would never lie to you. Better be cautious, even your mom and dad can lead you astray because they believe you'd make a great lawyer or sword-swallower or pickle maker - A person doesn't have to be a liar to be wrong so while you can respect others' judgment, never set your own aside.
The Mouse Factory is under attack having lost a major Jury decision regarding their accounting practices. Having claimed that "Who wants to be a Millionaire" was kept in the Red despite its tremendous success was too much for a Jury to stomach, awarding a huge settlement to the game's creator.
HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's producers and rights owners, today announced an internal realignment of its business units to increase its brand focus.
Lauren Lung has been named vice president and general manager of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division in North and South America.