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GKIDS Heads to Exec Produce ‘Breadwinner’

New York-based animation distributor GKIDS announces that CEO/Founder Eric Beckman and SVP of Distribution David Jesteadt will executive produce — along with Angelina Jolie Pitt ... Continue Reading →
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Lindsay Watson Tapped as Head of Animation for Kindle Ent.

BAFTA-winning British production company Kindle Entertainment has hired on animation producer and consultant Lindsay Watson as Head of Animation. She will be jumping into development ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justin Time’ Spin-Off Coming to Netflix

Netflix continues to expand its kids content offerings with the announcement that the streaming service and Guru Studio will be delivering a new spin-off series titled Justin Time: ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation & VFX Summit to Honor Phil Roman, Bonnie Arnold

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit will honor Phil Roman, iconic animator and founder of Film Roman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 producer Bonnie Arnold at ... Continue Reading →
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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM News Bytes

+ Disney Channel has acquired Guru Studios‘ Emmy-nominated preschool show Justin Time (52 x 11) for its channels in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The ... Continue Reading →
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Imira Signs Raft of Pre-NATPE Deals

Spanish production and distribution company Imira Entertainment has made a host of sales expanding its reach in Latin America ahead of the NATPE market. “Imira is going into NATPE ... Continue Reading →
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Home Plate Ent. Launches New Distribution Shingle

L.A.-based Home Plate Entertainment has formed a new distribution division, under the Home Plate Entertainment Distribution Alliance, announced studio CEO Bill Schultz at the MIPCOM ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM Preview: Trendwatching with Toon Toppers

  We caught up with some of our favorite small-screen animation business execs prior to the MIPCOM market to get their take on the TV climate and the forces that are changing the ... Continue Reading →
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Tartakovsky and Hartman Lift Spirits in Ottawa

We had plenty of sunshine and lots of inspiring panels on the first two days of the Ottawa International Animation Festival and the TV Animation Conference (TAC) held this week in the ... Continue Reading →