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Fantasia Announces 2017 Winners

Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival (fantasiafestival.com) wrapped up its three-week event on Wednesday, toasting its 21st and most successful edition ever with nearly 100,000 attendees ... Continue Reading →
The Deep

‘The Deep’ Season 2 Sells Across Seven Seas

DHX Media, Technicolor and A Stark Production announce a raft of international broadcast deals for season 2 of CG-animated underwater adventure series, The Deep. The fresh catch of ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro, Netflix Limber Up for ‘Stretch Armstrong’ Series

Hasbro is flexing its classic brand muscles with new original animated series Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters set to premiere on Netflix worldwide later this year. Produced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sunny Day’ Lights Up Nickelodeon Aug. 21

Nickelodeon is launching a brand-new, 40-episode animated series, Sunny Day, on Monday, August 21 at 10 a.m. ET/PT. The brightly colored and bubbly show from Silvergate Media promises ... Continue Reading →
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Encounters Fest Reveals 2017 Program

Encounters Film Festival has issued the program lineup for the 2017 edition, taking place in Bristol from September 19-24. Over 3,000 submissions have been narrowed down to 247 films ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU EVP Duccio Donati Takes on DreamWorks Channel

NBCUniversal has added the DreamWorks TV channel to the purview of Duccio Donati, whose title will now be Executive Vice President, Lifestyle and Kids. The branded channel has been ... Continue Reading →
Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez Clicks with LEGO ‘Billion Brick Race’ Flick

Warner Bros. has signed on The Book of Life helmer Jorge Gutierrez to build up its LEGO movie project The Billion Brick Race through development, and take over in the director’s chair. The ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Facial Animation Advances, Fabric Engine & the French Contingent

Adobe Research has built on its Project StyLit experiments to develop a new project called “Stylized Facial Animation” — a tool for automating rotoscopy which can apply any ... Continue Reading →
Psyop's Andy Jones and Jonah Friedman

SIGGRAPH: Shotgun Announces Pipeline Awards Winners

At SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Shotgun Software announced the winners of its fourth annual Pipeline Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in pipeline tool development. ... Continue Reading →
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Viacom, iQIYI & Zhejiang Unite for Chinese Original ‘Deer Run’

Viacom International Media Networks Asia has entered a partnership with iQIYI — China’s leading streaming service — and Zhejiang TV’s Zhejiang Blue Star Media to develop ... Continue Reading →