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Headline News Philippines the Next Stop for Sci Fi's Global Domination

NBC Universal Global Networks will launch Sci Fi into the Philippines on March 13, 2009. The move is part of NBCU Global Network's continued channels expansion in the Asia Pacific region and central to the company's growth objective, led by Roma Khanna, President, Global Networks & Digital Initiatives.

NBCU Global Networks has appointed Solar Entertainment Corporation to be its channel distributor as well as its advertising sales representative for Sci Fi in the Philippines.

Headline News Call For Infectious Films

PooP, in association with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London International Animation Festival (LIAF) and the Global Handwashing Day coalition have launched a competition for short animation films, which tackle the serious issues of hygiene and sanitation in an engaging and thought-provoking way.

Headline News Nickelodeon To Launch New Multiplayer Global Game

Nickelodeon is helping kids get their game on in the name of the environment, beginning Dec. 14 with the launch of THE BIG GREEN HELP GLOBAL CHALLENGE -- the first multiplayer kids' online game with a goal of igniting real-world action for environmental change. Kids will be asked to virtually pledge volunteer hours in the "Global Challenge" that they can translate into actionable steps in their homes, communities and schools.

Headline News Microsoft Announces Delman As VP, Global Marketing, Interactive Ent. Business

Marketing veteran Michael Delman has been named corporate VP of global marketing for the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft.

Delman, who currently serves as the corporate vice president of the Global Marketing Communications Group at Microsoft, will be assuming his role with IEB starting in August.

Headline News Expanding Nickelodeon Consumer Products Promotes From Within

Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP), a division of MTV Networks, announced newly developed senior management roles and responsibilities that reflect the division's rapid global expansion.

The newly re-aligned team will provide strategic focus on maximizing the position of MTVN's leading portfolio of brands in key markets, customized consumer product offerings and continued global expansion. The announcement was made by Leigh Anne Brodsky, President, Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products, to whom the team reports.

Headline News ITV Announces Management Structure For Global Division

Gustavo Antonioni has announced the first appointments in his management team prior to joining ITV's Global arm as Commercial Brands Director on July 14, 2008.

Antonioni will report to Peter Iacono, President and Managing Director ITV Worldwide, with a dotted line to David Pemsel, Group Marketing Director, ITV. He will be responsible for driving the global marketing and licensing strategy for ITV's key commercial brands, working closely with ITV plc's marketing team.

Headline News Former Disney, Baby Einstein Execs Introduce Children To Global Wonders

Bringing children "a wonderful world of cultural discoveries," the award-winning former executive producer of Disney's BABY EINSTEIN and former vice president of Disney Interactive Studio's -- Learning is launching Global Wonders.

Global Wonders is a new children's multicultural education and entertainment brand to introduce children to the customs, music, languages and lifestyles of friends next door and around the world.

Headline News Chuggington Makes Multiple Stops

U.K.-based media and entertainment company Ludorum's train-themed series CHUGGINGTON has been picked up by major networks in Europe, reports C21 MEDIA. SuperRTL (Germany), TF1 (France) and ABC (Australia) have signed broadcast deals for the 3D animated series aimed at three- to six-year-olds and their parents. The series is already in production for the BBC and is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2008. Shanghai-based Motion Magic Digital Entertainment is animating the show.

Headline News NBCU Realigns Global Networks

NBC Universal Global Networks today unveiled an integrated organizational structure, following the acquisition of Sparrowhawk Media in October. The organization has been realigned over the past weeks in order to support the growth of NBCU's globally recognized channel brands - Sci Fi, 13th Street, Universal Channel, Studio Universal, the international Hallmark channels, Diva TV, Movies 24 and a stake in KidsCo.

Headline News Babelgum Partners with Encounters

Global Internet TV network Babelgum has announced a partnership with the Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol, U.K., which is currently celebrating its 13th year. Encounters participants will now be able to broadcast their short films on Babelgum, making them available to a potential 300+ million audience worldwide. Film directors and rights owners can upload content on Babelgum through November 20th, 2007.

Headline News Big Big Challenge Gets Hairy Update

License! Global Magazine's 4th Annual Licensing Challenge, held in conjunction with MIPCOM Jr., was in fact won by two properties, Breakthrough Animation's MY BIG BIG FRIEND and Alphanim's award-winning HAIRY SCARY (52x13 or 26x26). In a story published Monday, AWN identified the former show as the winner, but failed to include co-winner HAIRY SCARY. The complete results were reported in LICENSE! GLOBAL WEEKLY E-NEWS.

Headline News Handcranked Prods. Joins Global Mechanic Roster

Handcranked, otherwise known as the veteran animation director team of Bryan Papciak and Jeff Sias, will join Global Mechanic to be represented for commercial production worldwide, it was announced by Global Mechanic exec producer Matthew Charde. Global Mechanic produces commercials, television series and films in all media, working with directors internationally and studios on both coasts of North America.

Headline News Climate Mash Makes Global Warning a Halloween Event

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 12:00am

In celebration of Halloween, a new Flash movie CLIMATE MASH (www.climatemash.org/) has hit the Net, exposing the zombies and vampires of global warming denial. This take on the song "Monster Mash" was recorded by original "Monster Mash" artist Bobby "Boris" Pickett. Clear the Air, the sponsors of the CLIMATE MASH, said a much higher than expected 99,704 unique visitors viewed the Flash movie 117,866 times since it first went online on Oct. 18.

Headline News Global Mechanic Launches New TV Series Division

Vancouver and Boston-based production company Global has created a new TV series division anchored by three new animation projects: 20 episodes of a new series for PBS and WGBH called FETCH!; three childrens books for the next season of the award-winning PBS series, BETWEEN THE LIONS, produced by WGBH Boston, Sirius Thinking Ltd. and Mississippi Public Broadcasting; and a five-episode original series created by Lincoln Pierce for a new programming block on Cartoon Network.

Headline News Global Mechanic Delivers Animation for Kellogg’s Eggo Spots

Global Mechanic recently completed the final commercial in a four-spot campaign for Kelloggs Eggos. Agency Leo Burnett hired Global Mechanic to design the characters, concept the ideas, shoot the product and then animate the spots. The agency creative team really wanted to focus on building a collection of characters each with a different funny personality, said Global Mechanic exec producer Matthew Charde.

Headline News Partilla To Head Time Warner Global Marketing

John Partilla has been named president of Time Warner's Global Marketing group, effective June 14, 2004, and will hold the additional title of svp at Time Warner. Partilla succeeds Michael J. Kelly, who moved in January 2004 to Time Warner's America Online, Inc. unit as president, AOL Media Networks.

Headline News Klasky Csupo Matures with Global Tantrum Arm

Klasky Csupo Animation Studio has launched a mature entertainment arm, Global Tantrum (www.globaltantrum.com). Klasky Csupo ceo Terry Thoren will oversee all business operations. Global Tantrum will target the 18-35 age group and produces TV series, feature films and content for the Internet.

Klasky Csupo principal Gabor Csupo said, "It is refreshing to have a vehicle that expresses such a different creative vision. We hope viewers are entertained by the material, whether in film, television or internet form as we move forward with the Global Tantrum brand."

Headline News Halacy To Head Vivendi Universal Games HR

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) has appointed Mark J. Halacy to evp, Global Human Resources, overseeing the company's global HR operations across North America, Europe and Asia.

"Mark has led many successful HR development initiatives across large-scale, global organizations," said Bruce Hack, ceo of VU Games, to whom Halacy will report. "He will play an important leadership role at VU Games, as we aim to strengthen our global practices and capabilities."

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