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James L. Brooks to Receive Writers Guild 2018 Laurel Award

Screenwriter, director and producer James L. Brooks — who has crafted iconic feature films Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News and As Good as It Gets in addition to being a driving ... Continue Reading →
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NYC’s Film Forum Sets US Premiere of ‘Tehran Taboo’

The Film Forum in New York City will be presenting the US theatrical premiere of Ali Soozandeh’s audacious, attention-grabbing animated feature Tehran Taboo on Wednesday, February ... Continue Reading →
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axisVFX Delivers 900 Shots for SyFy’s ‘Happy!’

Axis Studios’ visual effects are axisVFX has helped bring an imaginative new SyFy series to life, delivering 900 shots across eight episodes of Happy! — an imaginative send-up ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ethel & Ernest’ Leads British Animation Award Nominations

The nominees for the 2018 edition of the British Animation Awards have been revealed, with Lupus Film’s acclaimed graphic novel adaptation Ethel & Ernest earning nods in four ... Continue Reading →
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Rooster Teeth FIRST Reveals 2018 Animation Slate

Austin-based Rooster Teeth has announced the 2018 animated series slate for its premium SVOD platform FIRST, whose 250,000+ subscribers will be treated to a sixth installment of RWBY, ... Continue Reading →
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Crunchyroll Anime Awards Set for Feb. 24 in Hollywood

The brightest stars in the huge anime universe will be celebrated next month, when one of its leading dedicated distribution platforms presents the 2018 Crunchyroll Anime Awards! The ... Continue Reading →
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Grid Animation Teams with ‘Doug’ Co-Creator, Element 8 for ‘Horrible Tales’

Grid Animation and its European parent company Tinker Group are teaming up with Doug co-creator Joe Aaron and LA-based Element 8 Entertainment for a new off-kilter animated series: ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Solo’ Synopsis, Marvel Toon Rumors, ‘Wrinkle in Time’ BTS, & More

Official Synopsis for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Revealed Coming to theaters May 25: “Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star ... Continue Reading →
Trae tha Truth

420TV Picks Up and Re-Ups Trae tha Truth’s Animated Series

420TV — a VOD channel set to launch early this year as a premium outlet for cannabis news, entertainment and lifestyle content — has secured a programming deal with hip-hop ... Continue Reading →
Céline Carenco

Céline Carenco Appointed Xilam Distro SVP for Asia Pacific

Xilam Animation has appointed Céline Carenco as Senior Vice President Media Distribution – Asia Pacific, which role will see her sell the company’s growing library of quality ... Continue Reading →
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Canadian Screen Awards: ‘Breadwinner’ Up for Best Picture, 5 More Noms

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the nominees in Film, TV and Digital Media for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards at Tuesday’s Broadcast Gala at the Globe ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Apes,’ ‘DM3′ Lead VES Awards Noms

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for the 16th Annual VES Awards, taking place Feb. 13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to honor the year’s best VFX artistry and ... Continue Reading →
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Unreal Dev Grants Back Pakistan Feature ‘Allahyar,’ ‘Claybook’ Game & More

Epic Games has revealed the recipients of the latest Unreal Dev Grants round, which total more than $200,000 in no-strings-attached funds for talented creators of animation, games, ... Continue Reading →
Brent Haynes

Former MTV Animation Exec Brent Haynes Heads Shout! TV Dev

Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has appointed Brent Haynes to the newly created role of Head of TV Development. ... Continue Reading →
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Meta Media Sets Off Stampede of Deals for ‘Animanimals’

Meta Media Entertainment has secured a raft of new broadcaster and platform pick-ups for award-winning series Animanimals. The London-based distributor specializes in quality children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Teams with Wise Toys for Tooned-Up AR & Apps

Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products and Wise Toys, Ltd. announced Friday a new global, multi-property merchandise agreement (excluding US territories) for three of the latter’s ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay’ Cast, Bay Area Kid Fest Highlights & More

‘Suicide Squad’ Animated Movie Cast Led by Tara Strong, Christian Slater The next Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment direct-to-video movie will feature Strong (reprising ... Continue Reading →
The Emoji Movie

‘Emoji Movie,’ ‘Captain Underpants’ Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Fast

A key moment in international movie history took place last month when officials in Saudi Arabia announced December 11 that the country would be lifting its 35-year ban on public cinema ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ, Fathom Events Bring ‘Mazinger Z: Infinity’ to US Theaters Next Month

One of the most revered sci-fi anime properties was reborn in Japan last fall with the arrival of Mazinger Z: Infinity, and now it will get a limited release in US theaters through ... Continue Reading →
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Bruce Timm Angles for ‘Superman: Red Son’ DC Animated Movie

At the capital fan event DC in D.C. this weekend, animation legend Bruce Timm was on hand to present the premiere of Batman: Gotham By Gaslight and field questions about this latest ... Continue Reading →