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Disney Enters 'The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe' As Producer

The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Walden Media to co-finance and distribute the long-awaited motion picture THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, the first book published in C.S. Lewis' famed series. SHREK-helmer Andrew Adamson will direct the live-action film, which is due out Christmas 2005. As part of deal, the two companies have left open an option for future films in the seven-book series.

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Emerald City ComiCon

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 11:00am
Begins: February 29, 2004

The Second Annual Emerald City ComiCon, the largest comic book convention in the Pacific Northwest. Attendance of over 2500+, multiple comic book and media guests. Professional writers & artists from online comics, self publishing, mass media publishers (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, etc...) and more, plus portfolio reviews for aspiring artists.

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Digital Pioneer Cohen Joins Ascent

Steven B. Cohen, a pioneer in digital technologies used to edit and screen feature films, has joined Ascent Media Creative Services in the newly created post of vp of feature film services. In his new role, Cohen will develop leading edge digital services for use in film production; including digital dailies, location and studio screening rooms, digital cinema previews and the digital intermediate process.

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Satellite Service to Link Company 3, R!OT Santa Monica & Encore

Ascent Media is launching a new set of services that allow advertising agencies to work with the world's best post-production talent-without leaving their hometown. UP Sessions enables Ascent Media clients to participate in telecine sessions, and other picture critical finishing work, from remote sites in realtime while interacting with the artists performing the work. UP Sessions encompasses three different products that facilitate virtual collaboration: UP Satellite, UP Fiber and UP Web.

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Siskind New Worldwide Marketing Chief at Paramount Pictures

Steve Siskind replaces Tom Campanella as evp, worldwide marketing and advertising, of the marketing division of the Motion Picture Group, Paramount Pictures, according to Rob Friedman, coo, Paramount Pictures and vice chairman, Motion Picture Group.

Campanella, who after a career of more than 40 years at Paramount, will change his status to a senior advisor for the company.

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Disney to Partner With Microsoft on Digital Media Initiatives

The Walt Disney Co. and Microsoft Corp. have signed a multiyear agreement to cooperate on several long-term digital media initiatives to improve the quality, security and reach of digital content within the home and on Microsoft Windows XP-based PCs, as well as on a growing number of home and portable entertainment devices. As part of the agreement, Disney will license Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. Disney and Microsoft have identified three areas of joint focus that utilize effective rights management:

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The New York Festivals International TV Programming & Promotions Awards

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 11:00am
Begins: January 20, 2004

The New York Festivals ranks among the most heavily subscribed and highly prestigious award competitions worldwide, encompassing annual media competitions in radio and television programming; film & video; radio,television, print, outdoor and design advertising; interactive new media, healthcare communications, marketing effectiveness and financial services communications.

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NATPE 2004

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 11:00am
Begins: January 18, 2004

NATPE is one of the world's foremost media content exhibitions and conferences. The event serves as a forum for people in the media industry to buy, sell, develop, finance, advertise, promote, market or license their products to a global audience. More than 20,000 industry executives visit NATPE each year. The event offers seminars, discussions and pitching sessions for up-and-comers.

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Cohn Part Of Ascent Media Strategy

Interactive ad vet Francesca Cohn joined Ascent Media Creative Services Group in the newly-created post of director of strategic development, where will work to identify and develop new and innovative ways for advertising agencies and leading advertisers to make use of the creative and technical services offered by Ascent Media Creative Services companies, particularly Company 3, R!OT and POP Sound.

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The DigitalMediaDC Conference

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: December 2, 2003

Co-Produced by Future Media Concepts and Videography Magazine, The DigitalMediaDC Conference runs December 2-4, 2003 at the New Washington DC Convention Center. The Conference features over 75 expert-led training sessions targeted toward professionals in the Broadcast, Video and Multimedia arenas. Sessions will help digital media professionals maximize their skills in the the latest post-production software including Avid Media Composer

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Ziff Davis Media Launches Gaming Industry Newsletter

Ziff Davis Media Inc. has announced the launch of GAMING INDUSTRY NEWS (GIN), a monthly newsletter and a weekly e-mail, with an integrated online component ( GAMING INDUSTRY NEWS will feature up-to-date news, inside analysis, business and technology trends, opinions and commentary on the business of electronic videogames. GIN will be part of Ziff Davis Media's Game Group, based in San Francisco, California.

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Rocky & Bullwinkle Go Wireless

Sennari Inc. and Bullwinkle Studios announced they have entered into a partnership to create character driven wireless content. Bullwinkle Studios is a joint venture between Classic Media and Jay Ward Productions Inc., the original creators of ROCKY & BULLWINKLE. As part of the deal the two companies will create games, screen savers and ringtones based on animation franchises such as ROCKY & BULLWINKLE, BORIS & NATASHA, SHERMAN & PEABODY and DUDLEY DO-RIGHT.

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Classic Media Pays $19.3M for Big Idea

On Thursday, October 30, 2003, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John H. Squires approved Classic Medias purchase of Big Idea Productions for $19.3 million. In August, Classic Media made public its plans to purchase the VEGGIE TALES producer for $7.5 million as the troubled firm filed for bankruptcy. As part of U.S. bankruptcy law, assets of Big Idea had to be put up for auction to allow the companys creditors the best chance of recouping funds.

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nextMEDIA 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: October 22, 2003

nextMEDIA is an international festival dedicated to new media. The event features seminars, keynote sessions and an exhibition gallery focusing on the creative process and elements necessary for the developing of exceptional new media content. The festival

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PorchLight & Pictor Media Launch Four Eyes

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 12:00am

PorchLight Ent. and Pictor Media have launched FOUR EYES at MIPCOM Jr. The 52x12 series is being produced for FRANCE 3 and has already been picked up for airing by Disney Channel U.K. The show follows the comic adventures of Emma, a spoiled, popular alien girl who fails the fifth grade and, as punishment, is sent to a boarding school on Earth to "see how the other half lives."

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Sonic Launches PrimeTime Deluxe for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004

Sonic Solutions has released Sonic PrimeTime Deluxe, the premium version of the PrimeTime line of DVD creation software, for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. Launched in conjunction with Microsoft's release of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004, PrimeTime Deluxe expands upon the Media Center experience by making it easy to archive personal digital media such as recorded TV shows onto DVDs that can be played on set-top DVD players and multimedia PCs.

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MIPCOM News: Kickback and One31 Media Join Forces on BC Battlers

Marking its foray in the TV industry, One31 Media has joined forces with Kickback Media to unveil an action-packed animated series, BC BATTLERS. Targeted for kids 6-11, the 52x26 series combines turbo charged dinosaurs with riveting sci-fi adventures.

One of the hottest toy franchises to emerge this year in the U.K., BC BATTLERS will be supported by a TV advertising campaign that runs through to Christmas 2003 on Fox Kids and Cartoon Network. The toy range features cutting-edge radio controlled vehicles.

Series Headline News

X-Power Begins Run on PBS

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 12:00am

Pleasant Grove, Utah-based Eggington Prods educational 3D series, X-POWER, has begun its 10-episode run on PBS. Designed to help children learn algebra, each 15-minute episode follows a team of five young adventurers and their alien guide as they are enlisted to do battle against the Others, using Algebra knowledge as their weapons. X-POWER was produced by Slim Goodbody Corp. and is being distributed by GPN Educational Media.

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Big Idea Bought by Classic Media, Files Bankruptcy

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 12:00am

Big Idea Prods has announced an agreement with Classic Media LLC to purchase the companys assets. As required by the deal, Big Idea has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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FCC Media Ownership Changes on Hold

Opponents of the FCC approved changes in media ownership regulations got a reprieve Sept. 3, 2003 when a federal judicial panel temporarily blocked the rules from taking effect as they were scheduled to the following day, Sept. 4. A three-judge panel of the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania issued a stay order preventing the regulatory agency from loosening ownership rules pending further proceedings.

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4th Generation Media Presentation

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: August 19, 2003

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Oregon and Southwest Washington's local SIGGRAPH chapter are sponsoring 4th Generation Media presentation lead by Bruce Curling from Anark Corporation. Curling's presentation will cover the key concepts of 4th Generation Media as it impacts hardware penetration in the current high-tech market.