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WIA Launches Membership Drive for International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8), Women In Animation is once again sounding the call to action for its pledge to “Reach 50/50 by 2025″ by launching ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Head Announces Gender Parity Goals

The National Film Board of Canada will be ensuring that in future at least half of its productions will be directed by women and half of all production spending will be allocated to ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Guru Al Kahn Forms Entertainment Company

Alfred R. Kahn, founder of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., and writer, actress and producer Jillian Crane have teamed up to form CraneKahn — an international children’s entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Dete Meserve Named Wind Dancer Principal

Wind Dancer Films, the company behind TV series and films like Roseanne, Home Improvement and What Women Want, is going after the children’s TV space with the appointment of 15-year ... Continue Reading →
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Q&A: Andrew Berman of Genius Brands International

Last week, Genius Brands International announced an important new partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, covering distribution and opening the doors for future co-development ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube Star Megan Nicole Partners with ‘Popples’

Saban Brands announces that pop music star and YouTube celebrity Megan Nicole will guest star in an upcoming episode of the Netflix original series Popples — the new kids show ... Continue Reading →
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Yvan Pinard Joins Mark Media as Director of CG & VFX

Toronto-based TV, film and digital media company Mark Media has appointed Yvan Pinard to the new role of Director, CG and Visual Effects for its Toronto studio. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Film Pioneer Colin Low Dies Age 89

Colin Low, a pioneering filmmaker whose groundbreaking career with the National Film Board of Canada spanned over six decades, died in Montreal on February 24 at the age of 89. “The ... Continue Reading →
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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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James Pitaro Takes Over Disney Consumer Products

James Pitaro, current co-chair of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and president of Disney Interactive, will be stepping up as chairman of DCPI following the departure ... Continue Reading →