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Skydance Reveals ‘New Paramount’ Vision Ahead of Merger Finalization

David Ellison, who will be named Chairman-CEO if the deal goes through, stressed that moving forward, the company will be a ‘confluence of art, first and foremost, working hand in hand with technology.’

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Skydance, National Amusements Reach Tentative Paramount Acquisition Deal

Talks are more than back on… the purchase will not be finalized until it is reviewed by the special committee of Paramount’s board of directors, with a 45-day period to shop around for other bidders.

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Magic Media Acquires Interactive Creation

The North Macedonian studio specializes in 3D, Animation, and VFX, and has contributed to multiple notable video game project, such as ‘Fall Guys,’ ‘Weird West,’ and ‘Shadow Warrior.’

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Microsoft to Layoff 1,900 Activision Blizzard, Xbox Employees

The tech giant has begun to cull workers from the newly acquired division to reduce ‘areas of overlap’ during the integration effort, with Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Ybarra also exiting the company.

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Animal Logic Integrating into Netflix Animation, Karen Toliver to Lead

The streamer's VP of Animation Film will head the completely integrated global studio; former Animal Logic CEO Sharon Taylor has resigned.

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Cartoon Network Studios Vacating Longtime Facility

The animation studio where shows like ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ and ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ were produced will ditch its iconic Burbank, California spot on August 1 to share offices with Warner Bros. Animation; both divisions will continue to run separately. 

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Mediawan Pictures Acquires ‘Undone’ Producer Submarine

Fresh off its acquisition of Plan B, the French media conglomerate has purchased the Amsterdam-based developer and producer responsible for the Prime Video series and Richard Linklater’s ‘Apollo 10 ½.’

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DNEG Announces xStudio Free Open Source Review Application

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 10, 2022 at 8:00am

Coming later this year, the app is aimed at establishing an industry-standard toolset for collaborative review; designed to integrate into individual pipelines, teams can review shots, edits, and grades in a single, unified application on all desktop platforms and operating systems.

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MPC Film, MPC Episodic and MR X Merge into MPC

Technicolor Creative Studios continues its strategic rebranding and consolidation by integrating its visual effects companies into one of the world’s largest VFX studios.

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The Mill and MPC Advertising Unite Under The Mill Brand

Technicolor Creative Studios merges the 2 companies, creating the world’s largest VFX studio for the advertising and brand experience industries.

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Wattpad and WEBTOON Merge Studio Divisions

New Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will create multi-platform, data-driven TV, film, and book content; parent company Naver commits $100M for production development and financing.

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Juice Merges with PixelBox, Opens VFX Studio in Shanghai

The visual effects and sound studio’s new branch makes previously remote services more hands-on for its China-based clients; PixelBox deal increases the studio’s resources and capabilities.

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Microsoft Acquires ‘Fallout’ and ‘Elder Scrolls’ Publisher Bethesda Softworks

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12:01pm

$7.5 billion cash deal for game maker’s parent, ZeniMax Media, expands software giant’s growing gaming business profile.

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Boat Rocker Acquires FremantleMedia's Kids & Family Division

Move solidifies the company’s position as a leading vertically integrated kids & family content provider with full-scale operations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.