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VIEW Reveals 2015 Speakers

VIEW Conference, taking place Oct. 19-23 in Turin, Italy this year, has announced the speakers for the 16th edition. Key animation speakers listed below; see viewfest.it for complete ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Promotes Four Veteran Execs

Shout! Factory has promoted four of its veteran executives: David McIntosh to Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Digital Distribution; Melissa Boag to Senior Vice President ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Secures SVOD Deal with EPIX

A multi-year digital SVOD deal with EPIX network will bring new releases from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount to streaming service Hulu. The news follows a blog announcement from Netflix ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Guild Ratifies Contract

Members of Animation Guild have ratified a new three-year contract with management with an overwhelming voter majority. The deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ... Continue Reading →
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Nikozi Fest Honors Animation and Georgian History

One of the oldest villages in Georgia will be hosting a fifth celebration of cartooning as this year’s Nikozi International Animation Film Festival kicks off in the historic locale ... Continue Reading →
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Palestinian Animation Enters Foreign Language Oscar Race

The Wanted 18, a hybrid animated documentary about 18 cows on the lam from the Israeli army during the First Intifada resistance to the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, will represent ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Veteran Richard Cook Directing ‘All Things’

Richard J. Cook, whose visual effects credits include Godzilla (1998), Independence Day and Star Trek: First Contact, has announced he is directing and producing a new sci-fi action-thriller ... Continue Reading →
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Instagram Launches Landscape Option with ‘Force Awakens’ Exclusive

Instagram has announced that now in addition to its distinct square image posts, users can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on the platform, further ... Continue Reading →
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Sony TV’s Kaplan Named NATPE Chairman

Andy Kaplan, presented of Sony Pictures Television Worldwide Networks, has been elected chairman of the board of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). The ... Continue Reading →
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McPherson, Welt Out at Maker

Disney-owned multi-channel network Maker Studios has bid farewell to two senior executives this week. The departures of chief content officer Erin McPherson and SVP of marketing Jeremy ... Continue Reading →