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Eric Barba Joins ILM Vancouver as Creative Director

Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, is adding Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Eric Barba to its Vancouver studio team as Creative Director. In addition ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Whips Up Stormy Seas for ‘The Finest Hours’

Disney’s heroic action-thriller The Finest Hours, now in theaters, is the true story of the most daring small boat rescue in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. To bring the harrowing ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Viacom Exploring Sale of Minority Stake in Paramount Pictures The L.A. Times explores what Chief Exec Philippe Dauman’s announcement could mean for the media giant’s future. Popular ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puffin Rock’ Hatches First Picture Book

Award-winning preschool animated series Puffin Rock is heading to book shelves as Puffin Books announces the release of the first of a new series of picture books centered on the character ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Home to Distribute Genius Brands Kids Titles

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Genius Brands International have finalized a multi-year deal that will see Sony providing marketing and distribution GBI’s Kids Genius and Baby ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Home, eOne Ink Multi-Territory Pact

Entertainment One (eOne) and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have entered a multi-territory home entertainment agreement, which will also see the launch of a joint venture in Canada. ... Continue Reading →
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Media I.M. Seals Deals for ‘Kikoriki’, ‘Rosa & Dara’, ‘Pin-Code’

London-based content distributor Media I.M. — which specializes in animation and family entertainment — has sold three of its top kids’ toons to broadcaster in Sweden, ... Continue Reading →
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Mova Tech Legal Battle Heats Up

An innovative means of capturing minute facial performance information, used in the blockbuster superhero flicks Deadpool and Avengers: Ages of Ultron, is the subject of an international ... Continue Reading →
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Banijay-Zodiak Merger Is Completed

An announcement out of Paris reveals that leading international entertainment companies Banijay and Zodiak Media have completed a merger transaction, uniting their catalogs and production ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Launching Free 24/7 Multiplatform Kids Service

PBS has announced it will launch new, 24/7 children’s services later this year which will include a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms, provided by local stations. ... Continue Reading →