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Prime Focus Expands 3D Capabilities Worldwide
Prime Focus, the global visual entertainment services group, today announced a significant capital investment and expansion of its global Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) pipeline.
Digital-Tutors Launches Latest Round of Training for Cinema 4D, Nuke & Softimage
Digital-Tutors, a leader in solution-based training for media and entertainment software, today continues to add to their award-winning online learning library with three highly-requested titles that aid in the creation of movies, video games and design including 'Modeling for Product Visualization in Cinema 4D,' 'Introduction to 3D in Nuke' and 'mental ray Rendering Workflows in Softimage: Global Illumination.'
Prime Focus Launches Global Rebrand
Prime Focus, one of the world’s largest visual entertainment services groups, today announced the transformation of its global facilities - Prime Focus London, blue and Machine (UK), Post Logic and Frantic Films VFX (USA) and Prime Focus Group in India - into a single global company under a new Prime Focus brand.
DreamWorks Animation to Bring Dragon Training to Life
Press Release from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
GLENDALE, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that it is in the early development stages on a live arena show based on its upcoming March 26, 2010 release, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. DreamWorks Animation is collaborating with the Australia-based Global Creatures, the international entertainment group specializing in live theatrical productions employing the latest in state-of-the-art animatronic technology, to conceive and execute the arena show.
Sci Fi, 13th Street Launch on Ziggo in The Netherlands
Press Release from NBC Universal Global Networks
LONDON -- 29 April 2009 -- NBC Universal Global Networks has today confirmed a significant carriage deal with Holland's largest cable operator Ziggo, which will see its popular channels Sci Fi and 13th Street available to an additional 1.2 million subscribers across the Netherlands.
The agreement significantly increases coverage of its channels in The Netherlands as the long awaited Sci Fi and 13th Street join the well-established Hallmark Channel, currently already available on Ziggo.
MIPTV is the global content market for creating, co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment across all platforms. It provides a unique opportunity to meet the key decision-makers and discover future brands on a global level.
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.
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.
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.
Global Effie Awards
The Global Effie Awards reward marketing communications initiatives that have proven their effectiveness in multiple markets worldwide. To be eligible, entries must be for a single brand idea that has run in 4 or more countries across at least 2 worldwide regions within the past 3 years.
Any form of consumer engagement is eligible; if you had a great strategy, creative and the results to prove it worked - enter it!
Entries are to be submitted online and by courier to the Effie office in NY. The final entry deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.
4Kids, Henson Co. Name Japanese Licensee
4Kids Ent. Licensing and The Jim Henson Company have entered into a multi-year agreement with Global Brands Group to serve as the sub-agent and master licensee for the Jim Henson Designs property in Japan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
USC Global Children's Media night
The 4th CON-CAN Movie Festival
CON-CAN Movie Festival (http://www.con-can.com/) is an audience-interactive online film festival targeting shorts up to 20 min that express the very souls of their creators. Selected movies will be streamed for global viewing on the audience-interactive website. One Grand Prix (US$10,000) and two semi-Grand Prix (US$2,000 each) will be chosen by a strong international jury comprised of globally acclaimed film professionals. Besides, four Global Audience Awards (US$1,000 each) will be determined by audience
Shine On: Global Illumination and 3D Environments
Filmmakers are always raising the bar on what vfx artists need to create, especially in the area of photorealism. Janet Hetherington chats with professionals about the newest mandatory effect: global illumination.
Climate Mash Makes Global Warning a Halloween Event
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.