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SPTI Signs All Rights to Afterworld

Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has signed a landmark agreement to exclusively acquire all international television, Internet, digital sell-through, gaming and mobile rights to AFTERWORLD, a futuristic 2.5D animated episodic property from Stan Rogow (LIZZIE MCGUIRE, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS) and multiplatform writer Brent Friedman (COMMAND & CONQUER: TIBERIUM WARS videogame, DARK SKIES, MORTAL KOMBAT 2).

Animation Headline News

RichCrest Animation Now Crest Animation Prods. with Fogelson at Helm

RichCrest Animation, the U.S.-based production arm of CGI animation studio Crest Animation Studios Ltd. in India, changes its name to Crest Animation Prods. and is expanding its business to become a full-service animation studio specializing in the development and production of CGI-animated properties for theatrical, television, home entertainment and interactive distribution. DIC Ent. vet Noah Fogelson joins as ceo of Crest Animation to spearhead the expansion, leveraging a multi-million dollar injection of funds from the D. E.

Television Events

Score Competition for Film Students

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 11:00am
Begins: February 1, 2007

Australian composer Rebecca Lloyd has recently joined the staff at the post-production studio "World Wide Audio Inc" as the resident composer. The award-winning composer brings a wealth of experience from scoring numerous film and television projects including the theme television series "History of the World" which was screened to over one billion people. For more information about Rebecca, please visit:

Since moving to New York in June 2006, Rebecca has already scored music for two major Warner Bros Feature Films.

Television Headline News

SCI FI Announces New Flash Gordon and Other Programming

SCI FI Channel announced at the Television Critic's Assoc. Tour that it has greenlit production on FLASH GORDON, based on the popular comic strip franchise. Production on the 22 one-hour episodes begins in Canada in early 2007. The series, produced by Reunion Pictures, is slated to debut on SCI FI this July, with a broadcast syndication window to follow.

Under an agreement with property owner King Features Syndicate, the new series is being produced by RHI's Robert Halmi Sr. and Robert Halmi Jr. (TIN MAN, LEGEND OF EARTHSEA, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS).

Media Events

Cross-over Publishing, Animation and New Media Panel

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11:00am
Begins: January 9, 2007

What do producers, writers, and directors of children's programming need to know to take advantage of the wide range of marketing opportunities that exist today in children's television?

NYWIFT has assembled a panel of experts on animation programming to discuss how content providers can make the most of their properties. They'll show you how to create multimedia strategies that take television shows to publishing, the Internet and the toy merchandising, as well as provide advice on marketing and licensing agreements. The panel includes:

Television Headline News

W!LDBRAIN Names Lisa Rose

Premiere animation studio W!LDBRAIN has hired named Lisa Rose as its director of public relations and marketing. An award-winning public relations specialist with more than 13 years of experience, Rose reports directly to Charles Rivkin, president/ceo of W!LDBRAIN.

"We are delighted to welcome Lisa to W!LDBRAIN at this exciting time in our company's history," said Rivkin. "Her proven creativity and extensive experience in entertainment public relations and marketing make her a perfect addition to our talented management team."

Animation Headline News

Animation Legend Joe Barbera Dies at 95

The other shoe has fallen. Joseph Barbera, co-founder of Hanna-Barbera and co-creator of such favorite animation characters as Huckleberry Hound, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, ScoobyDoo and The Jetsons, died of natural causes at his home with his wife, Sheila, at his side, in Studio City, California, on Dec. 18, 2007, according to Warner Bros. spokesman Gary Miereanu.

Production Headline News

The Accolade Competition Deadline Nears

The Accolade Competition World Wide Web Jan. 15, 2007Deadline: Dec. 11, 2006

The Accolade recognizes exceptional achievement in craft and creativity in film, television, documentary and video. Widely respected, the Accolade is an award that matters to clients, distributors and festival organizers. Entries are screened by award-winning, senior-level judges against a high standard of excellence.

Dreamworks Headline News

TNT, DreamWorks TV & Spielberg Team on The Talisman Six-hour Series

After a successful collaboration on the critically acclaimed INTO THE WEST, TNT is teaming once again with DreamWorks Television and exec producer Steven Spielberg for an epic, six-hour adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub's mystical adventure, THE TALISMAN. The limited series about a boy on quest through parallel worlds is slated to premiere on TNT in summer 2008

Television Events

10th edition of Barcelona International Television Festival (FITB)

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 11:00am
Begins: November 14, 2006

Barcelona International Television Festival is a three-day screening for children and young people from around the world divided into documentaries, animation, TV programs and series. For more information, check out

Television Headline News

Radical Sheep & Treehouse Developing Stella and Sam Animated Series

Toronto-based Radical Sheep Pros. will development for Treehouse a new children's property, STELLA AND SAM, based upon the STELLA and SAM book series by acclaimed writer/illustrator Marie-Louise Gay.

Television Headline News

Family Guy Exhibit Opening at the Museum Of Television & Radio

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 12:00am

20th Century Fox Television Licensing & Merchandising presents What The Deuce Are You Staring At!?! A Collection of Interpretive Work Inspired by FAMILY GUY, the first Pop Surrealist exhibition of new works inspired by a television series. Featuring the new pieces of twenty-one emerging artists, the exhibit remains on public view through January 21, 2007, when it will embark on a world tour of animation galleries around the globe.

Television Headline News

Spider-Man 3 Trailer to Debut Exclusively Across Multiple Viacom Platforms and o

SPIDER-MAN fans will get a long-awaited sneak peek at Columbia Pictures' highly anticipated SPIDER-MAN 3 when a new, full-length, two-and-a-half minute trailer debuts in a special unprecedented "road block" across Viacom Inc. 's brands and on the CBS Television Network on Nov. 9, at approximately 10:00 pm. SPIDER-MAN 3, starring Tobey Maguire and directed by Sam Raimi, kicks off next summer's moviegoing season on May 4, 2007.

Films Headline News

27th AFM Draws Record Films and Exhibitors

The 27th American Film Market (AFM) opened Nov. 1, 2006, in Santa Monica, California, with a record number of exhibitors, buyers, screenings and market premieres at the world's largest motion picture trade event. The AFM has taken additional office space outside of the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel at Le Merigot in order to satisfy the overwhelming exhibitor response.

Technology Headline News

58th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today (Nov. 2, 2006) the winners of its Science, Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for Broadcast Television, as well as nominations for its Science, Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for Broadband and Personal Television categories.

Television Headline News

RHI Ent. & SCI FI Channel to Produce 10 New Movies

RHI Ent. and the SCI FI Channel announced today (Oct. 24, 2006) a production deal for an action-packed slate of 10 television movies to be delivered in 2007.

The agreement includes basic cable-TV rights for RHI Ent.s new horror-thriller projects, including GRIZZLY RAGE, MANEATER, EYE OF THE BEAST, BLOOD MONKEY and IN THE SPIDERS WEB.

Awards Headline News

Bromwell High Top Toon at Gemini Awards

With 21st Annual Gemini Awards broadcast set for Nov. 4, 2006, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has already announced the winners in the Gemini Industry Awards at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto. As part of three consecutive nights of industry awards, the ceremony will be broadcast on Rogers Television Nov. 17, 2006.

Interactive Headline News

Time to Enter the Int’l Interactive Emmy Awards

International Interactive Emmy Awards 2007Cannes, FranceApril 18, 2007Deadline: Dec. 11, 2006

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will be presenting International Interactive Emmy Awards and a Pioneer Prize, in partnership with Reed MIDEM, for the second year in a row. The International Interactive Emmy Awards at MIPTV 2007 will take place in Cannes, France.

The three International Interactive Emmy Award categories are:

Channel Headline News

Sony & Minimax Announce Acquisition Of Anime Channel, A+

Sony Pictures Television Intl (SPTI) and Minimax, one of the leading childrens TV channels in Central Europe, announced SPTIs acquisition of A+, a dedicated channel for anime programming that airs on Minimax in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The channel will be part of SPTIs international networks group, which includes more than 45 channels around the world.

Books Headline News

4400 Book Descending Soon

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 12:00am

Titan Books will publish THE 4400: THE OFFICIAL COMPANIO, SEASONS 1 AND 2, the first of a series of behind-the-scenes books about USA Network's sci-fi series THE 4400.

The first companion is set to coincide with the premiere of the fourth season on USA and the release of the season-three DVD set in summer 2007.

The tome will include behind-the-scenes interviews, factual nuggets, quotes, trivia, extensive episode guides, exclusive photos and a 16-page full-color supplement. It will sell for $14.95.

Television Headline News

G4 to Run Mel Brooks Animated Spaceballs Series

G4, which is now available in 59 million cable and satellite homes nationwide, has exclusively licensed the first run of SPACEBALLS THE ANIMATED SERIES for the U.S. market to premiere in fall 2007.Mel Brooks who created the comedy classic SPACEBALLS, is teaming, via his Brooksfilms Ltd., with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) Berliner Film Companie GmbH and the G4 television network, on the animated series.