Digital Domain Adds Four to New Vancouver Studio

Digital Domain has named four visual effects veterans to the management team of its just-opened Vancouver facility. The company has hired Troy Brooks as studio manager, Arin Finger ... Continue Reading →

Exodus Films Starts Animated TV Division

Exodus Film Group has launched a new television animation division and appointed world-renowned illusionist and animation expert Nicholas Night to head it up. Night, whose title will ... Continue Reading →

Columbia Reboots Spider-Man ‘ Without Raimi, Maguire

Columbia Pictures announced it is moving back the planned release of the next Spider-Man film after parting ways with director Sam Raimi over script issues and actor Tobey Maguire. The ... Continue Reading →

Actors in Talks for Zemeckis’ Yellow Submarine Remake

Robert Zemeckis is close to finding his Fab Four. Actors Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell are in talks to play the members of The Beatles in Zemeckis’ ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons Jump to Season 20 for Blu-ray Set

The Simpsons does a little time traveling as Fox’s first family of animation skips ahead and looks back with the release of The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season (Fox, $49.98 ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Taps Three Licensors for Asia

4Kids Entertainment has appointed new licensing agents for a number of its properties in Asia. Among the deals announced by Roz Nowicki, executive VP of licensing and marketing for ... Continue Reading →

DQE Develops Animated Chaplin Shorts

DQ Entertainment in India is developing a series of short, 3D-animated animated shorts based on the films and characters of silent film star Charlie Chaplin. The project calls for 104 ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Sues to Rebut Kirbys’ Copyright Claim

Marvel Entertainment filed Friday a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate some 45 copyright termination notices filed in September by the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby. Kirby was ... Continue Reading →

Green Lantern Gets Lively; Thor Loses Townsend

Both Green Lantern and Thor are filling out their casts as they head toward production, with Blake Lively joining the cast of the former and Stuart Townsend exiting the latter and being ... Continue Reading →

WGA Noms Include Avatar, Trek

Sci-fi films seem to be making up for years in which the genre has largely been ignored, with Avatar and Star Trek scoring screenplay nominations from the Writers Guild of America. The ... Continue Reading →