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Bento Box Launches Interactive Unit

Burbank-based animation studio Bento Box Entertainment has launched Bento Box Interactive, a new venture that specializes in the creation of distribution of digitally enhanced e-books ... Continue Reading →
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Hicks Is Nick’s New President of Content/Production

Russell Hicks, a 14-year Nickelodeon veteran and its Chief Creative Officer since 2008, has been named to the new position of President, Content Development and Production for the Nickelodeon ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS to Enter Four Pics in Oscar Race

Indie distributors GKIDS announced today that it will have four feature films competing for the 2012 Best Animated Feature Oscar and Annie Awards. The distributor is planning Oscar-qualifying ... Continue Reading →
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Seth MacFarlane to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

After directing this summer’s sleeper hit Ted (and voicing everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed teddy-bear), Seth MacFarlane will host the 38th season opener of the late night TV show ... Continue Reading →
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Jazwares Unveils New Line of Hanna-Barbera Collectibles

Jazwares is launching a new line of figures and plush based on several classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. Products hit toy aisles nationwide earlier this month and rollouts will ... Continue Reading →
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ABC Greenlights Live-Action ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Pilot

ABC has greenlit a live-action pilot featuring Marvel’s Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate (S.H.I.E.L.D.). Even better, the pilot will be co-written and ... Continue Reading →
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George T. Whitesides to Keynote 2012 VES Summit

CEO and President of Virgin Galactic, George T. Whitesides, will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Visual Effects Society Summit on October 13th. Whitesides, who is responsible for ... Continue Reading →
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Spidey Beats Batman in China

To limit the grosses of American movies, China Film Group opened Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man on the same day as Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises on Monday (August 17) in ... Continue Reading →
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Kurtzman and Orci to Make ‘Dragonology’ Movie

The beautifully produced Dragonology book is on its way to become a big Universal motion picture. The studio has tapped producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to develop the fantasy ... Continue Reading →
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Freeman and Banks Join ‘Lego’ Movie Voice Cast

Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman have joined the voice cast for Warner Bros.’ upcoming feature Lego: The Piece of Resistance, according to Deadline.com. The animation/live-action ... Continue Reading →