Pio Vernis Named Marketing Director of DeAPlaneta Group

DeAPlaneta Group, comprising fiction (DeAPlaneta Cine) and animation (Planeta Junior) divisions, has named company veteran Pio Vernis as Marketing Director. Vernis will be charged with ... Continue Reading →

‘Seth’s Dominion’ Earns Hot Docs Spot

The National Film Board of Canada is sending off eight projects to be featured at the 2015 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, running in Toronto from April 23 to ... Continue Reading →

‘Hero of Color City’ Celebrates National Crayon Day

Exodus Film Group’s CG fantasy adventure Hero of Color City will be returning to theaters to celebrate National Crayon Day — taking place March 31 this year. The charitable ... Continue Reading →

Multiple Disney Channels Pick Up Go-N’s ‘Zip Zip’

Go-N Productions has signed a raft of deals with Disney Channels in multiple territories for its 52 x 13 animated comedy series Zip Zip, which officially launched at MIP Jr. last October ... Continue Reading →

Montreal Stop-Motion Fest Calls for Entries

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is returning for a seventh edition this year September 25-27. The call for entries is now open and the festival will accept submissions until ... Continue Reading →

Academy to Deconstruct ‘Big Hero 6’ at April Event

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will be examining the creative leaps and technical innovations that helped may Disney’s Marvel adaptation Big Hero 6 an Oscar-worthy ... Continue Reading →

CG Student Awards Calls for Entries

The CG Student Awards, sponsored by Autodesk, has opened the call for entries for the 2015 contest. The event showcases excellence in computer graphics from students and recent graduates ... Continue Reading →

U.K. Introduces Children’s TV Tax Relief Scheme

In a budget announcement by the British Film Commission and Film London today, Chief Executive Adrian Wootton announced that key changes will include a new Children’s Television Tax ... Continue Reading →

Sony Teases ‘Pixels’

Columbia Pictures has released a teaser for the upcoming action-comedy Pixels, coming to theaters July 24, 2015. The film is directed by Chris Columbus (Percy Jackson: The Lightning ... Continue Reading →

LAIKA Opts for Foundry’s FLIX on ‘Kubo’

Award-winning stop-motion studio LAIKA (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) has picked London developer The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to aid its pre-production ... Continue Reading →