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Applications Now Open for 2021 Universal’s Global Talent Composer Initiative

GDTI program alumni includes Amie Doherty, recently chosen to score DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature, ‘Spirit Riding Free.’ 

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WGA Members Ratify New TV and Film Producers Contract

Three-year deal with Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) secures important gains for members, including a first-ever portable paid parenting benefit fund; additional funding for the WGA pension plan; and additional rights to address inclusion and equity programs with employers. 

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‘Cuphead’ Goes Stop-Motion in PS4 Announcement Trailer

To support surprise game launch, Studio MDHR and Stop Motion Department collaborate on creepy-cool trailer, inspired by the 1933 experimental animated short, ‘The Peanut Vendor.’

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One Animation Launches Free ‘Oddbods’ Books on Google’s Rivet

Studio uses popular preschool brand to promote literacy while helping kids and families adjust to life changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SVOD Headline News

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Premieres October 15

13 new episodes will take the U.S.S. Discovery into an uncertain future; CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek’ franchise continues expanding with upcoming ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ animated adult comedy premiering August 6.

Jobs Headline News

CAA Hit with New Round of Layoffs and Furloughs

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 2:15pm

While animation production seems to be thriving, one of Hollywood’s premier agencies announces a significant staff reduction, another sign of COVID’s continued impact on many areas of the entertainment business.

SVOD Headline News

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ to Debut September 18 on Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9:22am

DreamWorks Animation announces cast and drops teaser for their new action-adventure series inspired by Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s hit franchise.    

SVOD Headline News

RetroCrush, Cinehouse and Midnight Pulp Now Free on STIRR

DMR ad-supported linear and VOD deal provides international premium content in classic anime, horror/thriller/action and arthouse and independent cinema.

People Headline News

Taika Waititi Hints ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ will Bring Major Romance

The Oscar-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ helmer describes his new ‘Thor’ franchise installment, coming February 11, 2022, as ‘so insane’ but also ‘very romantic.’

BLM Headline News

Emmy Raver-Lampman Takes Over Role of Molly on ‘Central Park’

‘Umbrella Academy’ actress joins Loren Bouchard’s Apple TV series one month after he pledged to find a Black or biracial actress to play the character amid a continuing reckoning over representation in the industry.

Epic Games Headline News

See Project Trailers and Updates on Newest Epic MegaGrants CG Projects

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 24, 2020 at 8:04am

In first year, $42 million in financial support has gone to more than 600 recipients for their projects using Unreal Engine, 3D graphics tools and open source software.

Festivals Events

Cartoons on the Bay: December 3-5 in Pescara, Italy

Begins: December 3, 2020

International Cross-media Animation and Children’s Television Festival rescheduled due to COVID-19 postponement; The Pulicinella Awards remains unchanged.

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Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Postponed Indefinitely Due to Pandemic

Another major summer theatrical release gets swallowed whole by COVID-19, as the $200 million animated-feature remake is delayed once again, following on the heels of recent postponements for ‘Tenet’ and ‘Avatar 2.’

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Woah! Watch the New Trailer for ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

Bill and Ted team up for the third time on a gnarly time traveling adventure to totally bring harmony to the universe, On Demand and in theaters September 1, 2020.

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DreamWorks Drops Trailer and Images for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Wizards’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:51am

The battle for the fate of existence begins in the final chapter of the eight-time Emmy Award-winning ‘Tales of Arcadia’ trilogy, debuting August 7 on Netflix.

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