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Toon Boom Animation Acquires TACTIC Studio from Southpaw Technology TBA buys up the related IP for the asset management, production tracking and review tool, now to be renamed Toon ... Continue Reading →

Bejuba Inks Deals for ‘Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave’

Toronto-based Bejuba! Entertainment has sold original kids’ animated series Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave to a number of international broadcasters. Now in production on its second season, ... Continue Reading →

Cinema 4D Announces VR Plug-in Ahead of GDC

Software developer Maxon will be showcasing game and virtual reality solutions with Cinema 4D at the 2016 Game Developers Conference, taking place March 16-18 in San Francisco’s Moscone ... Continue Reading →

Betty White Guests on ‘SpongeBob’ Ahead of Kids Choice Awards

Nickelodeon is gearing up for an exciting Saturday night on March 12, with the programming anchored by the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The pop culture celebration ... Continue Reading →

NY Int’l Short Film Fest Calls for Entries

The New York International Short Film Festival — running May 31 through June 2, 2016 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC — is still accepting submissions in multiple ... Continue Reading →

Portfolio Names Jonathan Abraham Director of Int’l Sales & Acquisitions

Entertainment distributor Portfolio Entertainment has hired on Jonathan Abraham as Director of International Sales and Acquisitions, effective immediately. Abraham is now responsible ... Continue Reading →

First Fan-Owned Studio Legion M Launches

A world’s first has arrived with the opening of Legion M, a new entertainment company that is owned and creatively guided by fan investors. The company’s to-be-announced project ... Continue Reading →

Nick’s ‘TMNT’ Bringing Back ’80s Turtles in March Episode

Radical worlds are set to collide in a new time-traveling episode of Nickelodeon’s CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set to air Sunday, March 27 at 11 a.m. ET/PT. The half-hour ... Continue Reading →

FMX to Feature ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Avengers’ VR and More

Organizers of the 2016 FMX conference, taking place April 26-29 in Stuttgart, have revealed new details of this year’s programming. Attendees can look forward to presentations ... Continue Reading →

Google Spotlight Stories ‘On Ice’ Released

A new immersive VR story experience for Google Spotlight Stories, director Shannon Tindle’s On Ice, is now available on YouTube, viewable on many Android devices and Google Cardboard, ... Continue Reading →