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Michael Hefferon Named President of Rainmaker Ent.

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed veteran feature film and television executive Michael Hefferon as president and executive producer, it was announced by Craig Graham, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Escape From Planet Earth’ Gets a Weinstein Screening

The case of writer-director Tony Leech and producer Brian Inerfeld against the Weinstein company over the studio’s handling of the CG-animated movie Escape From Planet Earth seems ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Xing Xing Digital Buys Canada’s Rainmaker Ent.

Only a couple of days after the departure of president Catherine Winder from Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment, the company was sold to China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp. The assets ... Continue Reading →
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Winder to Leave Rainmaker Entertainment

Catherine Winder, the president and exec producer at Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment is expected to leave her post on June 30, says The Hollywood Reporter. The former Lucasfilm ... Continue Reading →
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‘Luna’ Takes Top Prize at CA Shorts Festival

Canadian CG house Rainmaker Entertainment’s short Luna came out on top at the California International Shorts Festival (CISF), picking up its first major festival circuit win with ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker, Startz Enter Two Picture Deal

Top Canadian CG animation house Rainmaker Entertainment is joining forces with award-winning producer Jane Startz to develop and produce two new family friendly features. Tiger’s ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Cast Set for ‘Escape From Planet Earth’

The Weinstein Company and Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment announced today that the voice cast of their 2012 animated movie Escape from Planet Earth will include Brendan Fraser, ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker’s New Short ‘Luna’ Set to Screen at SIGGRAPH

Rainmaker Entertainment’s just-completed animated short film Luna has been chosen to screen at the Electronic Theater at the upcoming SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival set ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Launches Business Symposium

There’s one more reason to check out this summer’s hot SIGGRAPH event in Vancouver (August 7-11). The organizers are preparing a one-day event for August 7 featuring industry leaders ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Announces Animation Panels

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA), taking place in France June 6-11, has completed its lineup of animation industry panels. Highlights include making-of ... Continue Reading →