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Headline News Gnomon's Online Rebroadcast Extended One Week

Master Classes and The Gnomon Workshop: Live Online Rebroadcast have been extended by one week -- December 12-26, 2008.

Sign up for Master Classes: http://www.gnomonschool.com/master/Sign up for The Gnomon Workshop Live: Online Rebroadcast: http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/includes/gw_live/gw_live_rebroadcast_08...

Headline News EA Acquires Korean Online Game Developer J2M

Electronic Arts has purchased J2MSoft, a Korean developer of PC online games. J2M develops free-to-play online games that are monetized through micro-transactions and advertising. Online games created and wholly owned by J2M include RAYCITY, TAAN, and DEBUT, and other properties to be announced.

Headline News Aardman Adopts Escape Studios' Online Learning Tool

Animation studio Aardman has selected Escape Studios' comprehensive Maya courseware and online learning system to augment its in-house computer graphics training program.

An addition to Escape Studios' portfolio of prominent corporate adopters, Aardman's announcement comes three weeks after game developer Rare announced its decision to implement Escape Studios' online learning system. The online Maya program was developed by Escape's tutors and features HD content and an unprecedented learning experience.

Headline News Van Court Takes Expanded Role as SVP, GM, NOGGIN, ParentsConnect and Nick Jr.com

Tanya Van Court, who has led Nickelodeon's preschool and parents online businesses, will now expand her position in the company as SVP and GM of NOGGIN, ParentsConnect and Nick Jr.com. Van Court will report to Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group's Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Kirshbaum Levy for TV; and Exec VP, Digital Media, Steve Youngwood for digital.

Headline News Rare Adopts Escape Studios' Online Maya Course

Gaming company Rare has adopted Escape's new online CG animation course to form part of the company's continued professional development program for employees. The courseware is based on Autodesk's Maya software.

By adopting the online Escape course, Rare will now be able to keep its staff up to date and implement different learning initiatives without the need for DVD resources.

Headline News Escape Studios Launches New Online Learning Tool

Students now have access to training in Autodesk Maya at the click of a mouse, with the launch of Escape Studios' CG online learning tool. Featuring customizable HD content taught by the industry's most talented production professionals, Escape's new online training tool offers an unprecedented learning experience for a wide range of students -- from beginners to seasoned production professionals.

Headline News Escape To 3D School Online

Escape Studios has launched a new online 3D animation course in HD. The revolutionary online platform allows students to become computer graphics experts from anywhere in the world and promises to open doors into the film, games and animation industries.

Escape Studios is also now open for business in New York.

Headline News Disney.com Breaks Its All-Time Video Records In July

Disney.com broke its all-time online video record in July. According to comScore Video Metrix, Disney.com video streams totaled 186.7 million, lifting the site's online video streams ranking to the number six position among all Web sites.

Significant drivers of the traffic milestone were original online video exclusives and events based on popular Disney entertainment properties such as HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR and Disney Channel Games as well as the latest Miley Cyrus and Jonas Brothers music videos including exclusive behind the scenes content.

Headline News Escape Studios Launches Online Learning Tool

Escape Studios has launched their revolutionary CG online learning tool. The online platform allows students to become computer graphics artists from anywhere in the world and promises to open doors into the film, games and animation industries.

It means students will now have access to world class training in Autodesk Maya at the click of a mouse.

The online training tool allows entry-level students, or anyone wanting to re-train the ability to learn in their own time and pace, with instant help from Escape’s online community.

Headline News Registration Now Open For OGPlanet Olympics

Multiplayer online game provider OGPlanet is gearing up for the first-ever OGPlanet Olympics, to be held in September. This cross-game competition, scheduled for September 4-14, will bring players from CABAL ONLINE, RUMBLE FIGHTER and ALBATROSS18, three of OGPlanet's massively multiplayer online games, together to vie for prizes and bragging rights.

Headline News Sony Online Ent. President To Deliver Address At Fan Faire In Las Vegas

To kickoff the 2008 SOE Fan Faire, SOE President John Smedley will provide opening remarks to more than 1,000 video game fans at the Hilton Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The second annual "Community Address" combines a live presentation with a streaming video broadcast online. Smedley will give both Fan Faire attendees and gamers worldwide the kind of inside look at SOE products usually reserved for industry insider events.

Headline News Animation Mentor's New Curriculum And Online Campus Technology

AnimationMentor.com has announced its new winter term curriculum for January 2009 and released the new version of the school's state-of-the-art online campus.

Unique among art schools worldwide, Animation Mentor exclusively teaches character animation in an environment where students learn directly from professional animators from top studios including Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks, Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar Animation Studios, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and more.

Headline News Star Trek Online Goes Forth, Prospers

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that the long-awaited STAR TREK ONLINE game is nearing release.

Jack Emmert, Cryptic Studios' Chief Creative Officer said the player starts the game as the captain of a small Starfleet or Klingon Empire ship, customizing characters from pre-existing STAR TREK species -- from Klingons to Gorn -- or create a new alien race. Players increase in rank and gain larger vessels and more crew members as they progress.

Headline News Cryptic Studios Gets Rights To Star Trek Online

Game developer and publisher Cryptic Studios has secured the global rights to develop and publish STAR TREK ONLINE, a massively multiplayer online game based on the legendary STAR TREK franchise, from CBS Consumer Products.

Cryptic will unveil the first STAR TREK ONLINE gameplay footage as well as details about this highly anticipated MMO at the annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas on Sunday, August 10, 2008. TREK fans from around the globe can also view the event live via webcast at www.startrekonline.com.

Headline News DIC Ent. Signs GoFish as Ad Rep For Youth Websites

Global brand management company DIC Ent. and online entertainment and media company GoFish Corporation have finalized an agreement for GoFish to serve as DIC's exclusive online advertising representative across the company's network of sites.

Headline News Kids Head to Wizard School as Wizard101 Beta Goes Live

Online entertainment company KingsIsle Ent. have launched the beta version of WIZARD101, a virtual world designed for tween and teen audiences. In the expansive virtual world, beta testers will find themselves exploring a magical world in the role of apprentice wizard at the Ravenwood School of Magical Arts.

Headline News More Video, Interactivity For NBC Digital

NBC Digital Entertainment announced this week its full slate of content for their summer and fall seasons.

Among the highlights are original webisodes for HEROES, CHUCK and THE OFFICE as well as 30 ROCK 360, a new original digital production: FEARS, SECRETS & LIES and extensive digital features for each new show.

The announcements were made by Vivi Zigler, Executive Vice President, NBC Digital Entertainment.

Headline News Japanese Animation Available Online

Two GDH titles, THE TOWER OF DRUAGA - THE AEGIS OF URUK and BLASSREITER, two new animated series produced by its main production subsidiary GONZO K.K. will be made available online for viewers overseas on the same day of TV broadcast in Japan.

Headline News Restructuring At Sony Online Entertainment

In a strategic move to closely align itself with the strong growth of the worldwide online gaming market, Sony Computer Entertainment announced Thursday that Sony Online Entertainment will report to Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, SCEI, effective April 1, 2008.

The new structure is designed to mutually benefit both companies by further accelerating the PlayStation business through SOE's strong online gaming expertise.

San Diego-based SOE is currently part of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Headline News Shaman Warrior To Be Published Online

Dark Horse will make publishing history with the release of the first volume of a critically acclaimed manhwa series in a new weekly online publishing program.

SHAMAN WARRIOR is a dramatic fantasy series with a kinetic style that will appeal to fans of BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL and VAGABOND! From the desert wastelands emerge two mysterious warriors, master wizard Yarong and his faithful servant Batu.

Headline News New Disney Online Team

Disney Online, part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, announced Tuesday the creation of a new team that will focus on building, operating and publishing an expansive line-up of games, virtual worlds and online social communities: Disney Online Studios.

Steve Parkis, a Disney Online veteran, has been promoted to senior vice president and will lead the newly-formed group.

He will report to Paul Yanover, executive vice president and managing director for Disney Online.

Headline News Babelgum Deadline This Week

Babelgum Online Film FestivalMarch 3, 2008Deadline: Feb. 15, 2008

Babelgum, the free to view global television network, is hosting the Babelgum Online Film Festival. Submissions will be exposed to public rating on Babelgum before being judged by the festival jury, led by Spike Lee. The other jurors consist of film experts from across the globe, including the directors of established film festivals, film schools and film industry associations. For more information, visit www.babelgum.com.

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