Chris Viscardi

Viscardi to Oversee Nick Franchises; ‘Hey Arnold!’ TV Movie Planned

Nickelodeon has named Chris Viscardi, co-creator of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, to the newly created role of senior VP, content development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties. Viscardi ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Picks Up ‘Anomalisa’

Paramount Pictures has snapped up worldwide rights to Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s stop-motion feature Anomalisa, following warmly received showings at the Telluride, Toronto ... Continue Reading →

Hybrid Nicktoons Feature Rumored in Works

In what may just be mounting rumor mill excitement over reports that Nickelodeon is considering reviving some of its classic, fan-favorite cartoons, the latest bit of grist being worked ... Continue Reading →

Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Giving ‘Beyblade’ Feature Treatment

Paramount Pictures — the folks who brought you blow-em-up blockbuster franchises based on Hasbro toy lines Transformers and G.I. Joe – will be diving in to that pool of ... Continue Reading →
Michelle Raimo Kouyate

Raimo Kouyate Leaving as Sony Animation Exec

Sony Pictures Animation production president Michelle Raimo Kouyate is stepping down from her post to take on a first-look producing deal for both live-action and animated projects ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob Movie Kicks Off ‘Day of Positivity’

Listen to SpongeBob: Today may be Monday, but it’s also been declared “The Day of Positivity!” The event, presented by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies in ... Continue Reading →
J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams to Receive VES Visionary Award

J.J. Abrams will receive the Visual Effects Society’s Visionary Award in recognition of his contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 13th Annual ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Hosts Tech Awards, Con-Tech Preview

Paramount Pictures and the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society will be hosting a one-day double event on Wednesday, September 24. Taking place at the Paramount lot, the ... Continue Reading →

Nick Greenlights Fourth ‘Ninja Turtles’ Season

The ever popular heroes in a half shell are getting a lovely gift for their 30th anniversary this year as Nickelodeon has opted for a fourth season of the CG animated Teenage Mutant ... Continue Reading →