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Headline News The Fund for Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace Gets New Brand Identity

A new brand identity was unveiled for The Fund for Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace with a viscerally engaging animated video created by Creative Director Eitan Chitayat, Lobo of Brazil, The Ebeling Group, Birdo Studios, Wicked Music, Sweet Sound and Firefly Pictures.

Headline News Zeke's Pad Inks Deal with Radio-Canada

Press Release from Bardel Distribution

VANCOUVER -- Bardel Distribution has secured a broadcast deal for its newest CG series, ZEKE'S PAD with Radio-Canada. "We're happy to be working with Radio-Canada again", says CEO, Delna Bhesania. "ZEKE'S PAD is a wonderful fit for SRC's audience, and we're happy to have the show air in both of Canada's official languages."

Headline News Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Names New Board

At this weekend's ComicsPRO Annual Meeting, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced changes to its Board of Directors. After five years of service as President and seven years on the Board, Chris Staros has stepped down from the organization to devote more time to the growth of Top Shelf Prods. Chris Powell, General Manager of Lone Star Comics, and President Pro-Tem of ComicsPRO, will take over the presidency.

Headline News Lasseter, Pixar: Exclusive Pics from Totoro Forest Project Auction

Word coming from the Bay Area is that the Totoro Forest Project auction at Pixar was a stellar success. The world’s top film animators, comic book artists and illustrators came together after creating original works of art inspired by the iconic animated film My Neighbor Totoro for an auction to benefit the Totoro No Furusato (Totoro’s Homeland) National Fund – also known as the Totoro Forest Fund on September 6, 2008, at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA.

Headline News Wachowskis Land Ninja Funding in Germany

Director James McTeigue, producer Joel Silver and the Wachowskis have landed funding for their next project NINJA ASSASSIN from Germany's Federal Film Fund, reports VARIETY. Federal Film Fund will pony up 5.8 million Euros ($9 million). Previously, it gave the Wachowskis $14 million for SPEED RACER. NINJA has also received $1 million from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, a Berlin subsidy organization that helped fund McTeigue's last film, V FOR VENDETTA.

Headline News Weinsteins Kicks Into Asia with Tarantino Remake, Production Fund

The Weinstein Co. and Goldman Sachs are forming a $285 million fund to make films with Asian themes, insiders say. One of the projects will be a Quentin Tarantino-directed remake of the kung fu classic, COME DRINK WITH ME. The fund will also support the production, acquisition and marketing of approximately 31 Asian productions -- 21 theatrical features and 10 direct-to-videos -- over the next six years.

Headline News Think Corp. Starting Animation Fund

Japanese animation firm Think Corp. has set up a limited liability partnership fund to raise money for animation production and equity finance, reports VARIETY. The Y2 billion ($17 million) fund will hold an investment period of seven to nine years. Think will put in $854,700 with the Japanese government pitching in $8.54 million and the rest coming from private investors.

Headline News Gravity Falls for Online Game Development Fund

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 12:00am

Seoul, South Korea-based Gravity Co. Ltd. announced that it has decided to invest 1 billion Japanese Yen in "Online Game Revolution Vol. 1," an investment fund organized in Japan. "Online Game Revolution Vol.1," with a total proposed investment size of 10 billion Japanese Yen, has an investment objective of investing in companies that develop online games in Japan. Movida Investment Inc., an affiliate of SoftBank Group, will operate the fund as the general partner of the fund. Several Japanese and Korean developers of online games, including CJ Internet Corp.

Headline News Annecy Exclusive, David Kessler on Financial State of French Producers

General director of the CNC, David Kessler, came to Annecy to meet animation creators and professionals. Following is an interview Julien Dubois did with him for LE QUOTIDIEN regarding the financial state of French animation producers.

Animation is going through a crisis that is affecting its sources of finance. What do you think of this situation, and how can the CNC support the sector at this difficult time?

Headline News Studio B Gets Second Season Request On 3 Series

Vancouver-based Studio B Productions has announced that all three of its animated children's series currently airing on Canada's national television have been picked up for another season. "Were very proud to have all three of our original shows picked up for national broadcast," said Blair Peters, partner and founder, Studio B Productions. "There's a lot of competition out there and we're pleased that kids have responded well to our characters and stories." DMYNA LEAGUES follows the wacky baseball adventures of a team of teenage myna birds.

Headline News Greenlight Media To Launch $100M Animation Fund

Berlin-based Greenlight Media and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein are about to launch the second Berlin Animation Film fund (BAF) to raise US$100 million for the production of up to five international animation features. Greenlight's COO Nickolaus Weil said that BAF II will fund two $30 million-budgeted features from U.S. studios and three $10 million-budgeted features from European-based companies. The studios working on the films have not yet been announced. However, Greenlight president Andre Sikojev said, "The U.S. partners with whom we are preparing the U.S.

Headline News Director Oarr Leaves The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Chris Oarr has announced that he is resigning as executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Oarr headed the CBLDF, a non-profit organization protecting First Amendment rights in the comics industry, for more than three years. "It's been great working for such an important cause," said Oarr. "And I feel like we've accomplished a lot. The Fund will continue to stand ready to provide the highest quality legal advice and service to the comics' community.

Headline News Report Calls For Canadian Television Fund Revamp

A Canadian Television Fund (CTF) commissioned report calls for stiffer conflict-of-interest rules for the distribution of their CA$200 million in funds. Two reports, one by consultants François Colbert and David Silcox for CTF and one by KPMG for the Heritage Ministry, pointed out several serious administrative problems in the way Canadian funds are handed out to production companies. Both reports recommend that Telefilm Canada, a second government agency that helps fund and produce Canadian productions, should get out of the funding business and concentrate on producing feature films.

Headline News Filmmakers Call Foul To Canadian TV Fund

Independent film producers are calling foul over the amount of funds going to Quebec. French-language productions are guaranteed at least a third of the CA$200-million a year provided by the Canadian Television Fund (CTF) and Quebec-based film companies this year are receiving nearly 40% of the federal funds. Another sore point is that in years past Cinar Corp., the Montreal-based producer of childrens series, has received as much federal funding as the entire Alberta industry. Currently, Cinar is under investigation for using false Canadian names on scripts by U.S.