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HIT Appoints Christopher Keenan Global Head of Content & Production

Leading preschool entertainment company and Mattel subsidiary HIT Entertainment has announced the appointment of Christopher Keenan as new VP, Creative & Executive Producer. Based ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Adds 2 to ‘Episode VII’ Cast

Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson have been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII as the result of an open casting call that attracted some 67,000 hopefuls seeking a role in the much-anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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Ex Nick Exec Wright Joins Netflix

Former Nick exec Brian Wright has joined Netflix to oversee original children’s and family programming for the streaming video service. Wright will oversee exclusive live-action, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Naruto Shippuden’ Leads Week of Reissues, Anime

It’s a slim week for animated home video releases, but there’s always something out there to get if you’ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket. Top of the ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Guests on ‘Phineas and Ferb’

Just when you think every possible combination of media properties has already been done, along comes a cool surprise like Jon Stewart doing a guest voice on Monday’s brand-new ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Sets Feature Competition Slate

Two animated documentaries highlight the feature film competition slate for the Ottawa International Animation Festival, set for Sept. 17-21. The documentaries are Seth’s Dominion ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Repeat For Holiday Weekend

Transformers: Age of Extinction is about as far from extinct as you can get at the box office. The mega-hit topped an overall soft Independence Day holiday weekend for ticket sales ... Continue Reading →
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‘Clarence’ Creator Out Amid Assault Allegation

Skyler Page, creator of Cartoon Network’s Clarence, has left the show amid allegations of sexual assault. Online reports on Cartoon Brew and The Wrap broke the story of Page’s ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’

A trailer has popped up online for Studio Ghibli’s next movie, When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie). Take a look: The movie is co-written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, ... Continue Reading →
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Reliance Takes Stake in Prime Focus

India-based Reliance Group has bought a major stake in Prime Focus and will merge its visual-effects and media-services company with Prime Focus to create what will be the world’s ... Continue Reading →