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Headline News Netflix, Disney Expand Streaming Pact to Canada

Netflix and The Walt Disney Studios announce a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive Canadian subscription television service for first-run Disney live-action and animated feature films.

Headline News Marvel Announces New Thor, Captain America

Marvel Entertainment reveals that it will be replacing the comic book incarnation of ‘Thor’ with a new, female version; Sam Wilson, formerly the superhero known as The Falcon, will be taking over the role of ‘Captain America.’

Headline News Jerry Rees Tapped to Helm ‘The Marvel Experience’

VFX vendors Rhythm & Hues and Prana Animation Studios join visualization studio The Third Floor to help create an innovative, traveling attraction that affords guests the opportunity to actively participate with dozens of Marvel Entertainment’s iconic Super Heroes.

Headline News Geomerics to Bring Real-Time Rendering from Games to Features

Graphics technology developer wins backing from the U.K.’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to bring its real-time graphics rendering techniques from the gaming world to the big screen.

Headline News Power Rangers' Movie Recruits 'X-Men' Writers

The upcoming Power Rangers movie from Lionsgate and rights holder Saban Brands will be scripted by ‘X-Men: First Class’ writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz; Roberto Orci boards the project as executive producer.

Headline News Paramount Television Signs First-Look Deal With Robert Zemeckis

Paramount Television inks a first-look deal with Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis; first project will be a drama series inspired by Nicholson Baker’s bestselling novel 'The Fermata.'

Headline News SIGGRAPH 2014 Unveils Production Session Lineup

SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’Gravity,’How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Rules with $73M Debut

Even with box office revenue down from last year, the debut of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ pushes Fox to become the first major Hollywood studio to cross the $1 billion mark in 2014 domestic ticket sales.

Headline News Academy to Present ‘Movies in Your Brain’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a two-night event, “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception,” with special guests Jon Favreau, Darren Aronofsky and neuroscientist and screenwriter Ari Handel.

Headline News 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced, with nods for Outstanding Animated Program going to FX’s ‘Archer,’ Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ Comedy Central’s ‘Futurama’ and ‘South Park,’ and Nickelodeon’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’

Headline News Warner Bros. Bringing ‘Jupiter Ascending’ to 2014 Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Entertainment plants its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, including presentations for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and the Wachowskis’ sci-fi action ‘Jupiter Ascending.’

Headline News Reel FX Transforms Playtime for Hasbro

Integrated studio Reel FX leverages its growing live action division and CG expertise to blur the lines between imagination and reality in the :30 “Reunion,” directed by Dale Carman for Hasbro’s Transformers out of Grey, New York.

Headline News Marcel Ziul and Joe Nash Launch State Design

New LA-based design & animation studio launches with projects including an animated graphics package for the NFL Network's 2014 NFL Draft coverage, and an animated Brazilian-market spot for Ecological Corredor to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Headline News Sony Announces Hybrid Stop-Motion ‘Superbago’ Feature

Sony Pictures Animation confirms a new stop motion/live action hybrid feature project, ‘Superbago,’ to be directed by John Harvatine and Eric Towner of ‘Robot Chicken’ fame.

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