Imagi Closes L.A. Studio

Imagi Animation Studio’s Los Angeles office has closed, with the company laying off about 30 staffers who worked there. A few key employees from the Sherman Oaks facility will ... Continue Reading →

Okun Re-Elected Chairman of VES

Jeffrey Okun has been re-elected chairman of the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society. Okun, whose credits include films from 1984′s The Last Starfighter through ... Continue Reading →

Kidvid Exec Carrington Leaves BBC for Turner

Michael Carrington is leaving his post at BBC to oversee all original series, co-productions and acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting’s children’s channels in the United ... Continue Reading →

Seth MacFarlane to Host WGA’s West Coast Awards Show

Family Guy creator an all-around animation mogul Seth MacFarlane will host the 2010 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony. ‘I’m honored and humbled to be chosen ... Continue Reading →

Lucas Reportedly Planning CG-Animated Musical

Star Wars creator George Lucas is reportedly working on a CG-animated feature film that will feature fairy creatures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While Lucasfilm told the trade ... Continue Reading →

Technicolor Takes Full Control of Paprikaas

Technicolor is now the sole owner of Bangalore-based animation studio Paprikaas and plans to expand the outfit’s business into visual effects, compression and authoring, according ... Continue Reading →

Chorion Licenses Octonauts to Fisher-Price

Chorion has awarded to preschool toymaker Fisher-Price the master toy license to its new animated series The Octonauts. The deal, announced just prior to the opening of the Toy Fair ... Continue Reading →

Higgins to Manage Family Division at FremantleMedia

Bob Higgins, former chief creative officer at Wildbrain, has been named senior VP of children’s and family entertainment for FremantleMedia Enterprises. The company launched its ... Continue Reading →

Avatar is King of the World

It’s official: Avatar has passed Titanic to become the highest-grossing film in history. The James Cameron film’s Monday gross of $3.2 million domestic and $17 million foreign ... Continue Reading →

Warner Pops for 3-D in Potter Finale

The final, two-part installment in the Harry Potter movie series will be released in 3-D, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Warner Bros. has yet to make official its decision to ... Continue Reading →