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October Headline News

CN Unveils Creepy Originals, Spooky Specials for Halloween

Cartoon Network celebrates Halloween all month long with brand new creepy cartoon network originals and spooky specials, all-new, spine-tingling specials from 'Regular Show,' 'Uncle Grandpa,' 'Annoying Orange,' 'Dreamworks Dragons: Defenders of Berk,' 'MAD' and 'Johnny Test.'

Million Headline News

Half-Blood Prince Earns $22.2M in Midnight Showings

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE is already on its way to a massive opening with a record $22.2 million earned in midnight screenings at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, reports VARIETY.

Warner Bros. earned $18 million in similar screenings last year with THE DARK KNIGHT and the other top finisher, Fox's STAR WARS: EPISODE III -- REVENGE OF THE SITH with $17 million.

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, the last film in theaters, opened with a $12 million midnight run on a Wednesday opening in 2007, on its way to a $139.7 million five-day debut.

Wednesday Headline News

Harry Potter 6 Moved to Wednesday

Warner Bros. will release HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE two days earlier than scheduled -- Wednesday, July 15 (per

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX was also released on a Wednesday in July two years ago, earning $44 million in its opening day and a five-day take of $139 million.

Film Headline News

Opening Day For Indy 4 Means $2.2M Overseas

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL soared to a $2.2 million start in France on Wednesday, Paramount reported to VARIETY.

The Steven Spielberg-directed film opened in France and Belgium on Wednesday, the traditional release day for those two countries. It's now open everywhere in the world except India (May 30) and Japan (June 21).

Paramount reported 240,000 admissions for France on Wednesday. In Belgium, the film grossed $250,000 the first day.

Wednesday Headline News

UK Showcase Set for This Week

Top professionals from the U.K.s movie service industry will convene at the second UK Showcase, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, V FOR VENDETTA and MATCH POINT will be just a few of the movies discussed as collaborative efforts between the U.S. and U.K.

Industry speakers at UK Showcase 2005 will present seminars and Q&A sessions on finance, production and shooting, post-production, digital distribution and interactive budgeting.

Wednesday Headline News

Tripping the Rift Returns to SCI FI Wednesday

New episodes of TRIPPING THE RIFT will begin July 27, 2005, as part of SCI FI Channels SCI FI Wednesday lineup. Airing at 10:00 pm, the season 2 premiere has the Jupiter 42 crew commandeering some valuable booty on a disabled space truck and sets a course for the all-gay planet Fabulous Heaven to unload their spoils. On Fabulous Heaven, much to the crew's surprise, heterosexual relations are punishable by death. When Chode and Six are caught in a compromising position, the planet's closeted heterosexual statesman, Governor McJersey, has the duo sentenced to a public execution.

Wednesday Headline News

Sony to Buy MGM for $5 Billion?

Word has leaked out that Sony Corp. is in talks to buy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. for a cash deal valued at approximately $5 billion, according to AP and other news organizations. Sony and two private firms, Providence Equity Partners and Texas Pacific Group, have been examining MGM's books in anticipation of an offer that might take place in several weeks.

A deal would likely fold MGM into Sony Pictures Ent. and expand Sony's film library with an additional 4,200-plus titles, including lucrative United Artists franchises such as James Bond and the Pink Panther.

November Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include Santa vs. the Snowman 3D In IMAX Theaters Worldwide: Friday, November 01, 2002 - Wednesday, January 01, 2003, various IMAX theaters, USA . . . Free Gigantor Screening: Saturday, November 02, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . . From Another Planet: Kenny & Bob: Tuesday, November 05, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . . Animators Doing Comic Books: Wednesday, November 06, 2002, Glendale, California USA . . .

October Headline News

Upcoming October Events At ASIFA Chapters

ASIFA-Colorado:- Wednesday, October 17th, 2001 ASIFA Colorado welcomes Sayoko Kinoshita, director of the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Kinoshita will be presenting "The Best of Hiroshima Festival," a show produced as part of the Denver International Film Festival. For more information contact Edward Bakst at ASIFA-Colorado, RMCAD, 6875 E. Evans Ave., Denver, Colorado 80224, U.S.A.; Tel.: (800) 888-ARTS; or E-mail:

ASIFA-San Francisco:

Wednesday Headline News

Place With Traces, A School Of Visual Arts Exhibition

* Wednesday, June 13 Wednesday, July 11, 2001, New York, New York, U.S.A.

New Yorks School Of Visual Arts presents Places With Traces, an exhibition of artwork by Markus Esser, Laura Griffin, Noah Kalina, Elsuko Kamazu and Sam Tufnell, at Eastside Gallery, 214 East 21 Street in New York. For more information: Web:

Wednesday Headline News

WIA Production Management Group Meeting

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 12:00am

* Wednesday, March 1, 2000. Burbank, California, U.S.A.

Ideas, new properties and pitching will be the topic of discussion at this

month's Women In Animation Production Management Group Meeting (PMG). The

event will be held at Nickelodeon in Burbank at 7 pm. Monthly meetings will

be on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Nickelodeon. To attend please RSVP

to Kellie-Bea Cooper at (818) 623-0020 or E-mail: For more information on WIA events please visit